Friday, October 23, 2009

This was Halloween

I made this Strawberry Shortcake costume 2 years ago for Halloween. This was the first thing I had made since I was a little girl so it didn't turn out great. I thought I could go by the measurements on the pattern but it ended up being way to big so I had it pinned in on the sides. It took me so long to make because I was out of practice and not used to following patterns the I didn't have a chance to put strawberries on it. The hat was not part of the pattern that was my idea. The apron is made from eyelet lace fabric and I wore tulle slip under it to make it puff out.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brothers pillows

I don't have much time for blogging lately but I wanted to show you a project my brother and I worked on. He really wanted me to make pillows for our mutual frinds couch so I suggested that he make them. I cut out the fabric and gave a little advice but he did the rest and did a great job.
They obviously don't match my couch I just needed a place for them to pose.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Catching up

I made this lovely book bag for myself about a month ago and i'm just now getting some time to blog about it. I started Cosmetology school about 5 weeks ago and I am loving it. Well everything but the schedule. I work from 8-4:30 then go to school from 6-10 4 days a week. I'm exhausted!
Back to the book bag that I obviously didn't have time to iron before I took the picture. I used a diaper bag pattern from the Mary Engelbreit book Sew So Cute. With some great non baby fabric.

It has a flap that goes over to close it.

Though very heavy all of my books fit inside. Contrasting fabric for the inside, main bag and flap. I made only 3 pockets lining one side of the bag.

I really like how the pattern did the strap. I also used more of that shower wall siding for the bottom to give it the stabilty it needs. Next time I think I should make the sides a little sturdier.