Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More easy sewing for my daughter

Top I made for Demi. This is the same material I made a dress with a few days ago.

I had some purple material in my fabric box for a long time. I couldn't find a use for it until now. I made up shorts to go with the top. I added a pocket on one side and flowers on the other.
This is the top and shorts together.

I have to quit making stuff for D. I need to make up a bunch of dolly things for the new doll we will be giving D. when I have the baby. I don't feel like making up doll diapers, clothes, and such but I need to get it done before the baby is born.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Quick and easy sewing.

My husband bought me this fabric almost 2 years ago. I found the trim that matched it in my sewing box. My hubby is happy I finally did something with this fabric.

Below is a close up of the top of the dress.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


My sister sent me some directions on how to make a tutu. It was so quick and easy (THANKS BECKY). I now feel silly because the tutus I made my DD in the past I made a lot more complicated. It took me days to make them. I was able to make this in just a few minutes. This is the link I used to make them (scroll down) for the free online instructions. I wasn't happy with it at first because I thought the simple way to make this would make it look bad. I have to admit that once it was done and DD had it on. Unless you are looking very close at a bouncing dancing child you will not notice the difference. I did notice a HUGE time difference in making this. This was so quick and easy to make! I think I will stick with this method for now.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

More easy sewing for my daughter

A purple flower dress. Fabric I also got from the dollar bin at Walmart.

Friday, August 03, 2007

More easy sewing for my daughter

My MIL came over the other day and liked the dress I had on my daughter. She wanted to know how I did it. I got a piece of fabric and my sewing machine and I told her how I did it. She gave it a try and made this (sorry the picture is sideways).

I have had this piece of fabric in my box for years now I am happy it finally got used. Demi LOVES her new dress that Grandma Em made her.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More easy sewing for my daughter

I made up this outfit today. I didn't use a pattern at all. The cost of this project was 50 cents. My daughter is tiny she just turned 2 a month ago so I can make her things with little fabric.
My hubby bought me this yellow fabric last night. It was in the dollar bin at Walmart. This top used less than 1/2 a yard of the fabric so it was under 50 cents. I used elastic thread to do the gathers on the top. I added ribbon (cheap Walmart ribbon) to tie around the neck. I had the ribbon and elastic thread so the only thing that cost any money was the yellow fabric.
The shorts I made are the cut off ends from my son's jeans. They had a hole in the knee. Now he has a long pair of shorts and my DD has new shorts. I couldn't find my denim thread so I used some blue. If I thought the outfit would turn out cute I would have spent more time looking for my jean thread. The front of the shorts are faded. That is the way the material on the jeans looked. I just copied the U to make center seam and I added elastic in the waist. Very quick!

I took a long fabric scrap I had from making my top even and turned it into a flower. I did this very quick and easy but now that it is done I am not sure how I did it. LOL! I had some green thread so I made a stem and leaf for the flower with the sewing machine.
This is Demi doodle wearing it.

I decided the next morning to make up a bandanna for her hair to go with it.
I then went and made her a matching pocketbook. This is just 2 pockets off a pair of jeans sewn together.
I added a matching flower on each pocket. I used some old bias tape to make the stem on the flowers.