This is probably by favorite creation yet! I love how the fabrics mesh with each other, and it gives it that topical, beach look 🙂 The tote is also reversible, so can be worn either way, I think it looks great both ways. This dress was sized for a 3T (about 22″ long). I had a lot of fun making these and was really happy with the turnout!
Since I didn’t have this blog last Halloween, I will post the costumes I made anyway….better late than never! My daughter (who was 3 at the time) was very focused on being a princess for Halloween. Well my son who was 1 at the time, could care less what he was dressed as, so I decided to create a themed idea. I found the pattern for a princess which was Simplicity Pattern #2569 C, and for my son, I decided to make him a frog costume, for you guessed it…..The Princess and The Frog! I used Simplicity Pattern #3594 B. I was very pleased in how they turned out and they looked great! My mind is spinning as I write this, on what theme I will do this year!
I made this dress for a very special little girl, whose parents are loyal Philadelphia Eagles fans. Personally, I am a loyal NY Giants fan, so making this was tough 🙂 I thought it would be cute to use a team cotton fabric, contrasted with a grey polka-dot fabric for the contrast band and armholes as well as the straps. This dress will fit 6-12 months, and was SO easy to make. I know the parents will love it and she will look so sweet in it!
I had wanted to post some pics of my craft/sewing room, that I LOVE to organize and make things more accessible and labeled. I have different areas in my room such as scrapbooking, sewing, and craft stations set up, to make things easier.
So I couldn’t figure out what Peyton could give her teachers for an end-of-year gift. Then I came up with this cute little idea! I bought bead storage boxes for cheap and filled them with school supplies such as push-pins, paper clips, magnets, hand sanitizer and of course some sweet treats 🙂 Then I designed personalized covers for them and tied them with a simple ribbon. Peyton had fun helping me make these and I know her teachers will love them!
So I decided to try my hand at loom knitting and wanted to make some Winter hats (I know it is a ‘little’ early for Winter)…….well, I have to say, I love it! It was SO easy and had these gems done in a snap! I am going to try some more projects using the looms, and see what I can come up with 🙂 There are a lot of tutorials on Youtube of different ideas for projects using the looms and would love to explore some more options. Until next time!
I really love this pattern I put together for this pillowcase dress and tote. I decided to use a reversible tote, so with the dress, either way would match great! I make my own bias for the armholes, this way I can match everything perfectly 🙂 I chose a bird/paisley pattern with the striped contrast, I found they work great together. I will post my patterns soon, along with steps on how I made it.