Saturday, December 31, 2011

Week 1..Project Run and Play!! "Junebug to Winterbug" Dress!!

Ok!! So I told you in my last post I was gonna start the Project Run and Play!! The Season just started and I want to participate each week!! I'm so excited!! :)
Here is the website if you're interested!

So this weeks task is a Pattern Remix!!
They gave everyone this pattern.. and wanted it mixed up!!

So I picked out my fabric..

and started cutting and sewing..
I got a little to excited and got a booboo!!

I remixed it by using zippers instead of buttons..
I added a collar and sleeves..
Then I pleated the skirt instead of gathering it!!

And Here's what I came up with!!
I love it!!
(warning) lots of pictures.. I told you I was excited!! :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A chapter from my life..

Wheww.. Christmas came and went so fast!! It was overall really great though!!
There is nothing like watching your kids expressions and see their faces light up when they open presents and when they see all the Christmas lights!!

 It also puts me into perspective of the power of family and how important they are to me... It's so easy to take them for granted and to get so caught up into the busy life and responsibilities... Ever since Zane's grand entrance it's made me realize how fast Alex and Lexie are growing... So many things come to mind of what I should've done and could've done.. but i guess no matter what I do they are still going to grow up... :(
My husband has also surprised me! I swear ladies I married the best man on this planet! :) lol! He's such a good Dad and such a good husband! He's so unselfish and so giving of his time and attention! He's really taken a stand for us as a family and made it very clear to me and everyone else that we are his number 1 priority... I'm so proud of him also because he just got a raise at work!

I'm so excited for this next year and everything that could happen!! We're hoping by June we'll be in our very own first home!! God's goodness and faithfulness is such an amazing reward ex specially when you remain faithful to him.. I hope and pray in all my actions this next year will honor Him..
I'm also so excited about my upcoming sewing projects I have lined up!! I've really gotten into the Project Run and Play Blog so we'll see some of those real soon!! Thanks for reading! Love you guys!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chic Pleated Dress

I had so much fun working with this one!!
I love pleats.. so I wanted to make my daughter a pleated dress..
I've also been dying to use that fabric my mom found me at goodwill for $5 for the entire bolt!!!
I thought this dress would take forever.. but I was able to do it in about 4 hours.. with interruptions!

Here's what you'll need:
about 3 yards of fabric
sewing machine
claw clasps

(Sorry ahead of time.. I didn't take pictures of every step but I'll explain as best as I can)

First: get your bodice pattern.. this is my favorite tank bodice pattern! It's so easy and the fit is good!
(if you can't read the picture.. it's called the party dress and you can find it here

Cut out your bodice pieces.. two on fold with front
and four with back..

These should be your pieces (mine are on top of each other)
Next sew your front bodice pieces together with right sides facing..
don't sew the bottom hem leave it open cause you'll have to turn it inside out
This makes the edges clean and you'll have the pattern then facing out and touching the skin..
Do the exact same with each side of the back pieces..
After you flip inside out then iron flat to make piecing together easier.

Next sew tank straps together with serger

Then do your sides

 This is what you should have to far!!
Next cut out your skirt end.. I did my bottom hem on a fold (so then you don't have to hem)
cut it about 4 times the size of the waist..
then measure the length you want it...

Then start pleating

just keep adjusting the pleats until it matches up with the waist of the bodice

then with right sides together
Sew bodice and skirt together

then sew up back until it will fit over the head of the child..  and then hand sew a latch to the back..

Wah lah all done!
You could add a sash too if you like!