Friday, July 30, 2010


Check out the shirt I made myself. I hardly ever make myself anything but I had to have this one. It's the Amy Butler pattern Lotus dress, tunic, cami. I got the fabric from our local shop called Pennington Quilt works it says air mail, and Par Avion on it.

I love that it buttons up that back but it is a challenge to button yourself. The pattern was fairly simple. I'm sure the next one I make will be much easier, you can change it also to make it a dress or tunic and it has the option for cap sleeves also.
You probably noticed that it's wrinkled in the back. That's not because it's too tight I just wore it to work that day and my husband wasn't home earlier to take a picture for me.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Let Your Heart Sing

My neices just had a birthday celebration. Their birthday's are only about a week apart so they celebrated it together at a Tinkerbell Tea Party. Unfortunately I got a nasty cold that turned into a sinus infection that week, so I was unable to attend.
Of course I had to make their gifts. I made them each a pair of pajama pants with fabric I got while I was in Lancaster. This pair with the fairies was for the 2 year old.

My favorite part of the fairy fabric is the glittery wings, and from what I've heard Brynna just loves sparkles.
This pair with the princesses was for the 4 year old.

They tie on the inside with a ribbon I attached to an elastic, and the bottoms are hemmed with the same coordinating fabric on both.
I am feeling slightly better now but cold symptoms have an awful tendency to linger for weeks.
My week got even better when my refridgerator died in the middle of the night and it was about 90+ degrees out.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cherry baby

I whipped up this dress pretty quickly for my neice Lauren. Her mommy wanted something for her to wear similar to the pinafore top I made her sister Emily. The pattern came out of a newer book my mom got me from, called Making Children's Clothes by: Emma Hardy

Sorry for the blurriness, this kid just does not stop moving.
It was so quick and easy to make although I did get stuck on the yo-yo's because i've never made one before.
The top half of the dress is lined with the exterior fabric, I added an inch to the pattern and even made a longer hem and it was still a little short (the pattern does say for up to 5 yrs and she's only 3).
Now I have two other special neices that need some gifts for their July birthday's so I better get sewing.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Uptown Girls

Last weekend my family and I went to visit my Grandma in Connecticut. We went went shopping in Ridgefeild and we found this really cute boutique called Valery's. It had very affordable purses and jewelry. My Grandma bought me this bracelet (below).

Monday my mom and I took a girls day to Lancaster, PA to go fabric shopping. I got so much fabric for upcoming birthday's and Christmas, I just hope I can get most of my projects made before my summer break is over.

We went to so many great fabric stores and they all have much better prices than we have her in NJ. This store is the only one I remembered to take a picture of but it's called Zooks and it has almost all Amish women working there. We also went to a store called The Old Country Store, Bitty Kinna which was a beautiful store, and a few others whose names I can't remember.