Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pattern Giveaway!!!

A blog I follow is doing a pattern giveaway! She would like to give one away before Christmas, so here is your chance to enter. All you have to do is become a follower of her blog! It's easy! When she gets to 25 she will pick someone. :)

Here is her link:

If you become a follower, be sure to tell her wheelerclothbaby sent you! I will get another chance to win a pattern, and I have been eyeing that dress pattern of hers for SOOO long!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Take One!

With all this pattern testing, I thought to myself, "I can do this!" I decided to try at making a dress of my own for Miss Danica for next summer. There are some alterations that I can think of after this first draft, but hey, it's not bad for my first one! I would like to eventually make more sizes, offer my own testing, and then sell the pattern in my etsy. But, that is WAY in the future! I first need to perfect her size.
I'd like to know your thoughts on this dress. As I said, it's my first of drafting my own pattern, so it's definitely not perfect by any means. What are your thoughts?
1. Do you like the style?
2. Would you buy a pattern like this, and sew it yourself?
3. Would you like it to be reversible?
4. What sizes would you like to see?
Let me know your thoughts! I will update as I make more, and alter it to fit. :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lots of Stuff!

I am testing a pair of longies pattern for someone, and she loves them! I think they turned out great as well!

Don't mind the messy face! Had to get quick pictures of this! This is our Christmas dress this year. Love it to pieces! It's so soft and adorable on her!

I got the Redondo Pattern awhile back, and thought I would make a skirt for my daughter. I made this awhile ago, just now getting to post about it. Do you think she likes it??? She calls it her twirly skirt!

You've just got to love that smile!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Etsy Sale!!!

I am having a sale over at my Etsy store! I am doing 25% off everything in the store as is right now, as well as any custom orders until December 19th! Come over and take a look! See something you like and want a custom order? Send me a message over at Etsy, I would be glad to make it in time for the holidays!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I've Been Busy!!!

Some of the things I have been working on the last few months!

Finally sewed that Feliz Dress! :)
Tunic Tops for Danica!

Made my first pair of longies! They are scrappy longies made out of scraps "literally" of various types of yarn.

Crocheted shorties.

Another dress for Dani!

I couldn't resist this one! It's too cute, even though I don't have any babies to put it in!

Hoodie for Jeremiah!

Dinosaur t-shirt for Jeremiah! He loves dinosaurs!

Here she is wearing her new longies! She is potty trained, so not using as a cover, but they make GREAT pajama bottoms for this upcoming winter!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some Knitting

I've recently gotten into knitting as well! This is my first "real" knitting project that Danica can actually wear. I hand dyed the yarn myself and just love how it knitted up. The kids and I also dyed some yarn together the other day, will have to make another post about that! :)

All in all, I think it turned out, but it is a bit shorter than I had planned on it being, I didn't want to run out of yarn for the hat, and I almost did! But, with a pair of jeans for the fall, this will be an awesome top!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Imke Hoodie and Dortje Pants

Made a hoodie and pants for my little girl today! The pattern is from the Sewing Clothes Kids Love book. I still have yet to make that Felix Dress. Anyways, the shirt is adorable on her, and she LOVES the pants. She was so happy to find that she had pockets in her pants. :) The material for the fabric is from that polyester fabric I received awhile back. They actually make great pants! I am going to make her some more of these pants, especially for daycare, as all she is going to do is run around in them and get them dirty anyways!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sewing Machine Broke...

So, yeah, after I sewed those three dresses for the neighbor, I started to make some hoodies for my own daughter, and my machine broke. :( I was so devastated!!!! So, I had to take it in to get fixed, or, if it's too much money, then I will get a new one. It might be nice to get a new machine. Mine was $70 when bought, and was a great new machine for a beginner like me. That was three year ago, and I have DEFINITELY grown as a seamstress!!!

If I get a new one, I will show pictures of it. I was shopping around a bit today to see what there was available. We'll have to just wait and see. :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Dresses!

Made some more dresses! These are for the neighbor's little girl! I can't wait to see her in them!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Polyester Playdress

On our local metro re-use-it group I posted that I wanted some fabric that was up. It was said that it was knit fabric, well, when I picked it up, it was polyester fabric from the 1970s! This stuff is old, but it makes such cute dresses for my daughter to play in. :) The pink rick rack just makes it perfect as well. I am planning on making some of these up for this summer. It was so easy, plus she likes it, and it's not too heavy of fabric. At least I will make use for what I have, and not spend any money on the material.

This tag makes this dress perfect. It says "mama made" and has a mushroom on it. :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sewing Clothes Kids Love

I just received my book in the mail today! Did some reading, and now I am ready to tackle at the Feliz Dress!!! I plan on making it for Fourth of July partying! This book was written very well, and, needless to say, I am a bit scared! I do consider myself an intermediate sewer, however, this pattern looks definitely more complicated than what I have ever sewn. I am excited to begin on something new and fun. There are 50 days left of school, so I think I should make a plan to get this dress done in time for school to get out. This way my daughter can wear this all summer long!!! I will keep updated on the progress I am making with this dress. :) Wish me luck!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Dress and Undies!

This picture is of the hat I crocheted for her! She loves it so much she wears it around the house even! She sometimes won't take it off!!! It's too cute!

This dress is another Spin Around Dress. I made it out of my late grandmother's fabric. She loved Elvis so much, and I knew I wanted to make a dress out of that fabric. :) It still needs snaps and a sash, and then it will be ready to go.

WE ARE POTTY TRAINED!!! WOOHOO!!! All of a sudden one day we decided we were going to go potty, and I wasn't going to stop her. She has been trained for two weeks now. A cousin gave me these cuts and I sewed them up. They are all just the layers of fabric for undies, except the sail boats. That has one soaker in it. She loves her new undies, especially the "chickens" and the hearts.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ooga Booga Love!

I made another Spin Around Dress, but altered it a bit. I made the dress shorter, for a shirt, then added sleeves, and pants to complete an outfit. I think Danica loved it, because her "modeling" pictures are adorable. I had so much fun making this, and it's my first outfit for my daughter.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It Spin Around? Dress!!

I decided to make my daughter a new dress (or two) because we are getting into the potty learning stage, and diapers are in our past! I found this pattern for free and decided to try and whip it up. I am amazed at how well it turned out! I love this pattern, and now I am altering the pattern a bit to make it shorter for a shirt, and then I am going to sew some pants to make with it. Then she will have an outfit. :)

I love sewing her some clothes! It's nice to cut the fabric, sew it up, and see a finished product!!! I can't wait to sew her some more clothes!