Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Favorite Shirt Dress!

The very first dress I ever made was a mock up for the dress I wanted to make! I decided to make the body of the dress first so that the second time I made the dress I could focus on the collar and sleeves. My theory paid off  because since I had already made the body of the dress before it took me no time at all and I was able to focus all my energy on the collar. I am so proud of this dress and I know that I will be making it over and over again, shirt dresses are my favorite! I spend so much money at Anthro buying shirt dresses that I wanted to learn how to make one so that when I saw cute fabric I could turn it into a shirt dress. I am already working on another shirt dress with a PETER PAN collar!! I am so excited! And I am on the hunt for some super cute fabric for this other sleeveless shirt dress with very cute hip pockets. 

Summer Dress

I love this dress, it has a pleats on the bust and the cutest little hip pockets. I want to make this dress again, only this time make it a maxi dress! I've got the sewing itch!

Skirt + Top = Dress

I found this really cute knit fabric and I wanted to make a  million things out of it! SOOO I made a skirt, then I made a top. I can wear them separately OR put them together and wear them as a dress!

Summer Skirts!

I went skirt crazy the past couple weeks! I made skirts with zippers, skirts with elastic, pockets and thin waist bands, no pockets and channel stitching. It will start getting hot before I know it and I will be rocking these skirts soon enough!

This one is my favorite! I love the little flags on the fabric!

These have elastic waist bands, they're my favorite because they're so comfy. Perfect for a hot day!

Hurry up summer! My wardrobe is ready!

Meow, Here Comes a Copy-Cat!

I went the Anthropologie a while back and saw this really cute yellow skirt, I thought it would be perfect for summer! I was THIS close to getting it when I realized that paying $118 for a skirt that had an elastic waist band was just silly. I couldn't wait for it to go on sale so, I decided that I was going to attempt to duplicate said skirt! It's not exactly the same, but it's close enough and I love it!

Meow says the copy-cat!

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

It was Danny's nieces' birthday and I didn't know what I was going to get her! I never know what to get little kids, I don't have kids and I don't remember what I liked when I was a kid so, I am always a little nervous when it comes to shopping for kids! After a good day of thinking and debating what to get Miss Bonnie on her birthday I decided I was just going to make her something! Every time I see her she is either drawing or coloring, she is a little artist! I figured it would be nice to have a little clutch full of art supplies that she could take with her wherever she went, then I thought it would be cute to put the clutch in a little tote so that she could not only take her little art clutch everywhere, but she could also take her coloring books or some Mad Libs for mama! Originally I made just a crayon caddy that carried 24 crayons, then I realized that that wasn't very fun, so I made another one that had room for 12 crayons, 3 pencils, and a paper pad. Then she could really take it anywhere and have everything she needed!

Here is the original crayon caddy that held the 24 crayons, after I made her the other art caddy I just put the extra crayons in this caddy.

Here's the art clutch.

Here's how it was presented. Happy Birthday Bonnie!