Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! I wanted to drop in for a quick post to wish you all a Prosperous and Happy 2011!

I've been planning for the next year and hope to share more about sewing bras and other lingerie. If there is anything you'd like to see in the way of tutorials or anything at all let me know in the comments or you can email me privately! My email is over there on the right hand side bar------------>

A Thousand Happy New Year's to you all!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Handmade Christmas Wrap-up

No pun intended!
These are the lounge pants for my eldest nephew. I hope he likes them since there isn't anything really spectacular about them. They are a super soft knit and the Ooga Booga print is kinda fun and funky. Hopefully enough so for an 11 year old dude.

Now everything is all wrapped and under the tree waiting to be taken to Grandma's on Christmas Day! I've surprised myself in that I got done early. I'm the usual type to wait till the very last minute.

I hope all of your holiday runnings are going well and you all are enjoying the season!

I'm taking a little bloggy break till after the first of the year so we'll see you all on the flipside!



Monday, December 20, 2010

Handmade Christmas Part 2

I finished up the outfit for my niece over the weekend!
I used the Ines top from Ottobre 6/2010 and it went together like a breeze! I love the little puffed sleeves and adjustable ruching on the sides. It just makes it fancier than a plain ol' t-shirt. The skirt is simply three rectangles sewn together and seamed up the back with an elastic waist. Can't get much easier!
I added this little panty, also from Ottobre 6/2010, because I've been wanting to try it out. The only change I made was not using the waistband. Someone else had made these up and posted on Ottobre's Flickr site that the waistband came up really high so I left it off and just added elastic. The fabric is some nylon/lycra from Victoria's Secret that I purchased through a coop, Kathy's Lace and Elastic Outlet.

I made my younger nephew a tote bag and I completely forgot to take a picture of it before I wrapped it. I guess I got so excited! I had made him one a few years ago and it has hole worn in it, so my sister thought a new one was in order. Don't think I'm not absolutely tickled pink that he used that bag so much he wore holes in it!! To me, that's the awesomest thing ever! ;-)

Next is some lounge pants for my older nephew. I have some Ooga Booga knit that I'm using for that. Hopefully, I'll finish those up today!

Just 5 more days until the Big Day!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

She Likes It...

and says it makes her feel like a girl and grown up. I think that's a good thing.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Handmade Christmas part 1

My daughter, believe it or not, has been begging me desperately for a Christmas outfit to wear to Grandma's. She even wants a dress! The ultimate Jean Girl wants a dress! I think I will faint now... She showed me a picture from a magazine that has a girl in a long sleeved striped top with a little sundress over it. I said I would get to it if I had time... LOL! I'm sneaky that way.

Anyhoo, I've been pouring over all my patterns and Ottobre magazines to find something suitable and hopefully that she'll like. It's probably going to come back and bite me in the butt for not working with her on it, but what can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment! I've already finished the striped top and I wrapped it before I took a picture. Doh! It's Ottobre 2/2007 design #3(I think). I used some Chez Ami black and white striped cotton/Lycra. I actually made myself a shirt with the same fabric and the same pattern. I made mine with an aqua neckband but chose white for hers. I love that shirt and I hope she will like hers. For the dress, I'm using Lana from Ottobre 5/2010. I think the woman in the magazine looks so cute with the long sleeved dress underneath. I figured it'd be a lot more modest and warm than a tiny sundress. The most trouble I've had was finding fabric to use. Most of the knits I have are boyish or way to thin. I ended up going to the thrift shop in search of fabric and came away with a $2 long sleeved knit dress in a pretty plum color. It came with a vest too but I was able to cut the entire pattern from the main dress. That pretty much reduced it to shreds!
This is all I have left!

Now I have the pattern all laid out and ready to sew.

I've read others' reviews and it seems like a quick sew. I'll probably get it done today while she's in school. I may wrap it, but I'm itching to just give it to her when she gets home!


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