Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Step 2: Find some bias tape that will be long enough to accommodate the letters you will be using.
Step 3: Cut flags out of scrapbook paper.
Step 4: Using a circle cutter, cut a center circle for each flag. I used all different colors for mine.
Step 5: Glue the circles on your flags.
Step 6: Peel backing off of self-stick chipboard letter. I had some around. I bought them a couple of years ago at Target.
Step 7: Center the chipboard letter on the circle
Step 8: Sew flags in between the 2 layers of the bias tape. Make sure to leave an inch or 2 of extra fabric at each end to hang the bunting with.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I decided to take on knit fabric and shirring. The verdict is. . . . I LOVE IT! Hello, what have I been waiting for? Get yourself a ballpoint needle for your machine and some shirring elastic and go to town! This cute little knit paisley fabric was on sale at Joanne. 1 yard made this oh-so-sweet little 3 tiered sundress for my little one. I already had the brown one from old navy, and it is one of my favorites, so I decided to re-create it in knit. It's so soft and flouncy!
This next one is re purposed from a baby doll top that I bought at Goodwill. I love that yellow fabric.
Step 3: I pinned the top of my shirt with a couple of pleats in it, so that it would match up with the width of the fabric in the back of the shirt.
Step 4: Cut off the sides of the shirt to fit the little person who will be wearing it. I cut mine just outside of the pin.
You should be able to do this with any similar cotton baby doll top. Mine was a small top and I re-fit it to a size 24 month dress. Just sew up the sides to finish it!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sadly, I do not have a photo of the old chair. I'll give you a little idea of the beauty that we had to give up. In your mind, just merge these two blue chairs. Ours was the lighter blue color, but the shape of the royal blue chair. It smelled and may have held traces of cheetos and baby puke. I'm sure you can see why we had to let it go.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
1. Start with a GIANT t-shirt. (Mine was in Men's clearance at good ole' Wally world) This is another gray one that I have a plan for.
5. Don't be scared. After all, it was a 3 dollar shirt.
6. Cut it a little bigger if your pattern clothing no longer fits.
7. Use some creativity.
8. Straps and number are made using contrast fabric.
9. Print a number or letter that you like to use as a pattern
10. Sew carefully, knit is a little harder to seam-rip
11. Don't worry about raw edges. Knit doesn't fray.
12. If the pants have you perplexed, just go with a little romper skirt.
13. Put them on your cute little model, and take a few pictures.