Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sewing Projects

I got several sewing projects done recently. One for me and two for my daughter.


 This is the Little Ruffle Skirt from Carolina Fair Designs. I found the fabric in the remenat bin at the fabric store and I just happened to have a green t-shirt in the scrap bin that matched perfectly for the ruffle. Yeah repurposing!

I also repurposed a pair of my daugher's jeans with a big hole in the knee. I wanted to make a pair of jean shorts, but didn't want the ragged edge, so I trimed the legs with strips of fabric. The strips are wrapped to the inside with the edges turned under and top stitched.

Finally, I made a draw string skirt for myself. I followed the basic instructions found here.

I am sharing this at:

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Big Bold Cupcake

It's been a while since I used my Big Bold Cupcake die, so I thought I'd pull it out for a fun birthday card. The patterned paper on the card is from the Sweet Life Photo Mat Pad by Ki Memories. It was one of those things I just had to have when I first saw it, but have used only a few sheets. The colors are so bright and fun, I really should use it more often!

I didn't have anyone specific in mind when I made this card, but I think I will give this to our neighbor for her 3rd birthday which is coming up soon.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sewing Project

I've been into making some clothes lately and thought I would share one of my recent projects with you. I have been making some really simple skirts for me and my daughter. This is the first one I made for my daughter. I loved the fabric so much that I went back and bought more to make a skirt for me. I ended up making two skirts for her and two wrap skirts for me in one weekend. I just recently bought some more fabric to make a few more skirts. I'll share those projects when I get them finished.

I used this tutorial from To Sew With Love to make the skirt. She calls it a 15 minute skirt, but it took me a bit longer than that. That may be because I had an "assistant" while making mine!