Friday, September 23, 2011

Matching outfits!!

Yes... I've become that embaressing mom who makes their kids wear matching outfits!
I can't help it!! I think it's to cute! Now later on in life when they look back on this they might have other opinions but as for the moment I'm gonna enjoy this!! :)  I made theses outfits for them, because I was just bored and wanted to sew!! lol! I had alot of this thick flanel black and white fabric and thought it would make cute outfits! I originally was just gonna do a boys pants and vest, but then I threw in a simple circle skirt and headband and bow tie! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cozy Repurposed Girl's Dress!

Hello All!! Well with the cool air all ready brewing in the great Northern Wisconsin, it put me in the mood to create a warm winter/fall dress for my daughter using one of my old sweaters! For this dress I used a fleece turtle neck sweater.. an old belt.. and some old fabric... it took me about 3-4 hours to complete and few mistakes to get it just right!! Basically I just used the sweater for the bodice.. and sleeves.. I kinda figured out my own pattern and just kept making adjustments.. then I used a basic circle skirt for the bottom and added the belt and turtle neck collar for accessories!! Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Custom Tutu's for Sale!!

Hello all!! I'm going to start making custom Tutu's!!
Just tell me what colors and size!!
Price Range starts at $20-$25.00... plus $5.00 shipping!

If interested please email me or contact me on here or facebook!!

Here are some pictures of some ideas!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DIY Ballet Wear!!

So This is kind of a longer blog cause I'm just going to combine a variety of different projects I've worked on for my daughter and her ballet class!!

I have a couple tutorials and lots of pictures!!

Well I'll start with my most recent ones! I woke up today and it was 43 Degrees outside!! And it's not suppose to get warmer than 50 degrees so knowing that my daughter has ballet tonight I thought it would be cute and functional to make so leg warmers for her!!
I've had this faux fabric for a while and didn't know what to do with it until today!!

First I grabbed my daughter and measured all the way around her calf and then I measured how long I wanted it to be!
Then I cut out two pieces

Then I grabbed remnant of an old sweater I had cut up and cut off the bottom sleeves

I opened up the sleeves and then layed it against one length end of my faux fur..

Sew together and then serged side!

Next I serged the faux fur's other side so there would be no fraying!

Next fold the end sides together! Make sure right sides are facing

Top Stitch and Serge closed!!
Just flip inside out!! Repeat with 2nd one!!
All DONE!!!

Next Tutorial!!

I wanted to make a tutu skirt! I had this old dress of hers that didn't quite fit her anymore!!

So I cut off the bodice.. Added some elastic and wahh laahh!!That's it!!

I found this plastic crafting needle at a thrift store! They're really easy to find!!
I use mine for my daughter's hair!!
First I braid her hair then I take ribbon and the needle and thread/loop ribbon in the braids...
Here's what I did today!!

Ballet Bag!!

Find the Tutorial Here:

Here's some pictures of my daughter in class!! I love it!!