Monday, June 22, 2009

Project # 3 Summer Dresses

I wanted to find a cute summers dress that had little sleeves. Costco had some cute ones but I wanted something unique and I wanted to use Amy Buttler Fabric. I found a great pattern from Simplicity # 3859 that has the option of sleeves or no sleeves. It is a very simple pattern. It has a back zipper and I opted to line the bodice for a more finished look. Other than that, it is a very simple straight forward pattern. It does run a little big, but I did not pre-wash my fabric, so it should come out about right after washing. Very Cute, very fun, and very simple.

My girls wanted hair bows to match their dresses. I could not find matching ribbon, but did find some fabric Flowers instead. With a little hot glue, flowers, barrette, and a jewel for the center, my girls, ages 5 and 7 made these cute hair accessories on their own.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Project #2 made by Alicia

I think fabric banners are a great way to dress up a kid's room. Recently I made a couple banners for birthday celebrations. It's an easy way to use up some the fabric scraps you have stored away. If you do a search online, you can find lots of patterns and ideas. Here is one to get you started: appliqued letters onto my birthday banner using heavy duty fusible web (Pellon Wonder Under) . Just follow the manufacturers directions to iron it on. And while you're at it, you can make a T-shirt for your birthday child. Just ask the gals at the fabric store to guide you to the fusible web that is both washable and sewable. Some fusible web is not made for your sewing machine. It will gum up your needle. Here's a little tutorial to get you going.

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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