09 June 2008

2 For Her, 1 For Me

Last Friday while Evan was at a friend's house, Flynn and I went to Hobby Lobby where she spied (and fell in love with) two fabrics; one had a cartoony print of the states and the other had a print of bowling pins and balls with the words "retro bowl".

My daughter is the queen of the "neck dress" (what she calls a halter dress), so I thought those two fabrics would make cute dresses.

Saturday after we came home from the movie I whipped up one of the dresses. I made the other one today while the kids were at karate camp. The pattern, a Simplicity, was very easy and the whole thing took about an hour or so, except that even though I cut a size 3, the "states" dress was still too big in the back and I had to take it in (with the "bowling" dress I just reduced length of elastic by 2 inches).
This is what the back looks like:
The red at the bottom is leftover quilt binding that I added instead of hemming. It adds a little sump'n sump'n. I think all she needs now is a chiffon scarf and cat-eye glasses and she'll be super-stylin'.Then I made a pair of jammies for me. I swear I had to cut off over a foot of the pattern just to make pants for myself (I don't know who Simplicity thinks uses their patterns - possibly Amazons or giants). I used a knit fabric that is blue with brown polka dots (I don't know if you can tell it's brown in the pix). The top is a brown Old Navy tank on which I sewed a handmade applique .Next up: dino pajamas for both the kids, then the quilt for Evan's bed, then I might put the machine away for a while.

5 comments:

The Fearless Freak said...

Those are AWESOME! I'm totally jealous of how cool the outfits are :)

Quigs78 said...

Adorable! I wish I had a talent like that - not only are they super cute, but how cool is it that she has a one-of-a-kind creation?!

Leeanthro said...

Great job! I like the idea of using a tank top and putting on a matching applique.

I love the states print. Q would love that, she's really into maps these days.

Fashion that's educational!

VeganLinda said...

Okay, I need you to come over and teach me to sew! This stuff is too cute! I love fabric, but I am terrible at sewing...my 8 year old son is better than I am...maybe I should get him to make some clothes.

Cynthia said...

oh too cute....