Monday, January 28, 2013

Peek a Boo Pattern's Puffy Alpine Wonderland Coat

I recently had a chance to test out Peek-a-Boo Pattern's Puffy Alpine Wonderland Coat.  Here's my version:

I used a quilted outerwear fabric for the main fabric and soft french terry for the lining.  The fur on the hood is a sparkly  trim.  All the fabrics were found at JoAnn's and came from my stash.

Instead of buttons or snaps, I sewed on velcro just so that she could fasten them up herself. I was afraid that the coat would constantly pop open with the velcro, but they actually work really well.  She is warm and snuggly in that coat.

Have you been to Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop?  So many cute patterns to chose from.  I have my eye on this and this.

Thank you Amy for letting me test out this great pattern. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

a sparkly ruffly dress

What?  Two posts in one week?  I am on a roll guys.  In all honestly, these last few projects have been so quick and easy that it only seems like I am accomplishing so much. 

The pattern is of course Oliver & S Hopscotch in the dress view.  I made a size 5 for S but I think that next time I will have to go up a size since the fit is a little snug.  The girl is just growing too fast. 


Both the fabrics came from JoAnn's--the sequinned top was a remnant, and I had barely enough really.  I did a self-liner for the chest pieces though, as the material was on the thin side.

She was being extra goofy this morning as you can see. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Renfrew Top and Another Swing Dress

I finally got my Sewaholic Renfrew Top Pattern in the mail, and as soon as the kids were in bed last night, I proceeded to cut into this gray knit from JoAnn's.
 I chose to sew View C, with the cowl neck and 3 quarter length sleeves.  I am so happy and excited about this pattern.  I see many more renfrews in the future.

And here is little B in another version of Blank Slate's Pristine Swing Dress that I made before here.  Pictures were all taken by my almost 5 year old.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

sewing in the new year

I made something for the littlest one in the house.  The hopscotch top pattern by Oliver + S in a nice four-way knit that I bought on-line a while ago from the Fabric Fairies.    This is a size 3T lengthened by a couple of inches.  Do you recognize that skirt?  I made that for s not that long ago it seems.   

The dress above is the Pristine Swing Dress by Blank Slate Patterns.  I've been a huge admirer of MellySews, and as soon as she released her Blank Slate for girls, I grabbed the entire collection at a huge discount.  This dress was cut in a size 5.  The placket calls for a woven fabric, but I used a knit instead, and the neckline came out huge because of the stretch.  I pinched a couple of inches in the back and omitted the button closure.  And voila, there is now a little inverted pleat in the back that makes the dress even swingier.  Problem fixed.

My two little girlies wearing all hand-made.  Happy new year!