Monday, July 28, 2014

Kids Clothes Week July 2014

Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts by nest full of eggs
 Kids Clothes Week is done and I finished the two pairs of shorts that I had planned to make.
Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts by nest full of eggs
 I got this Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts paper sewing pattern back in January and now I finally sewed up a pair. I love that there are buttons, but no buttonholes! Instead of the full pleats I made box pleats because I really like box pleats and liked how Jessica's turned out. These were made up in size 6 in khaki cotton twill. Khaki bottoms are required at school as part of the school uniform. Maybe she'll wear these on the first day of school...
Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts by nest full of eggs

Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts by nest full of eggs
 The other pair of shorts I made were the Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts. They are summer pajama shorts sewn up in size 10 in octopus fabric for my octopus loving son. Summer pajama shorts were much needed.
Oliver + S Sunny Day Shorts by nest full of eggs
I'm on a shorts kick right now, next I want to sew myself some shorts using this pattern.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What I made out of one yard

Oliver + S Popover Sundress and Made by Rae Little Geranium Dress
 ...of Paint by Number Deer from Erin Michael's Lush Uptown line. I'm reorganizing by sewing studio this summer, going through everything, getting rid of what I'm done with, and figuring out what to do with some of the fabrics in my stash. It was quick and easy to decide what to sew from this fabric.
Oliver + S Popover Sundress, Paint by Number Deer from Erin Michael's Lush Uptown line
 In order to get these 2 dresses to fit in one yard, I made the Oliver + S Popover Sundress in size 5 and for the Made by Rae Little Geranium Dress (which is 0-3 months) I made the skirt 34 inches wide instead of 44. I still can't believe I got 2 dresses out of only one yard! Plus the secondary fabrics (from my stash) were pretty minimal.
Made by Rae Little Geranium Dress, Paint by Number Deer from Erin Michael's Lush Uptown line
 Two dresses sewn up in one day was just the sense of accomplishment I needed right now.
Oliver + S Popover Sundress and Made by Rae Little Geranium Dress
These will be donated to Dress A Girl Around the World. I hope they go to sisters, wouldn't they be super cute in these coordinating dresses?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Croquet Dress

Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
 Happy 4th of July!

I have had this Oliver + S Croquet Dress paper sewing pattern for I don't know how long, at least over a year.
Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
 It's the pattern for July for Flip This Pattern at Frances Suzanne.
Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
 That was just the motivation I needed to finally sew one up!
Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
 Project details:
Pattern: Oliver + S Croquet Dress (rating of 2 out of 4 scissors)
Size: 6 with size 7 skirt length
Fabrics: red, white, and blue plaid seersucker, chambray
Notions: red button from my stash, instead of a thread loop I grabbed some red & white gingham ribbon from my stash to use as a button loop
Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
 Want to sew along with a friend? There is a step-by-step photo tutorial for View A and View B.
Oliver + S Croquet Dress by nest full of eggs
I really liked how this dress was constructed, it came together rather nicely. And the 2 out of 4 scissor rating is spot on. I'm pleased with the color combination and the fabric combination. You know, this was the first time I had ever sewn with seersucker. Why have I never sewn with seersucker before? Anyway, I will definitely sew with seersucker again in the near future.

Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Refashion Month

refashion month-old girl t-shirts to 18" doll tank tops
 Magda from House of Estrela is hosting a Refashion Month during July. Today it's my turn to share my refashion...
refashion month-old girl t-shirts
 This refashion is super quick and 100% FREE! Everyone loves free, right? So first of all, I grabbed some of my daughter's old t-shirts. They were too small, had stains, had holes, but the majority of the fabric was still in pretty good condition. I printed out this free 18" doll t-shirt pattern and placed the pattern pieces at the bottom of the original t-shirts taking advantage of the original hem saving me a step in sewing. I eliminated the sleeves and made tank tops which is mentioned in the instructions. And that's it! It goes to show you just how easy refashioning can be.
refashion month-old girl t-shirts to 18" doll tank tops

Here are a couple more ideas:
Jeans cut off into doll jeans
Girl swimsuit to doll swimsuit

Be sure to check out all the other refashions this month.



Magda has a huge giveaway going on. One lucky winner will get a bundle with patterns from 12 designers.




Enter the giveaway here:
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There is also a sew-along with a sew-along winner, so do add your refashion to the flickr group to enter. Have fun refashioning!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Mode

at the beach nest full of eggs
  
School is out! So things around here at the nest full of eggs blog will be changing to summer mode, as in light blogging. I should be popping in here at least a couple of times per month though.

You will however find me contributing frequently over at the Oliver + S blog. I do hope you will come over there to visit.
 
Contributor to the Oliver + S Blog

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Flip This Pattern Year 2

Flip This Pattern Summer 2014
Before the end of Flip This Pattern Year 1 ended, I begged the ladies at Frances Suzanne to do another year. And guess what? They decided to! And Flip This Pattern Year 2 is already going on. I'm scheduled to do an introduction for the Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom at the beginning of August. Should be fun! If you enjoy sewing clothing for children you should really join in on the fun. Each month there is a different pattern, plus there are prizes and surprises, too!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Crafty Planet

Crafty Planet in Minneapolis, Minnesota
 Yesterday I shared with you a trip to SRHarris. Today I'm sharing a trip to Crafty Planet which is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Crafty Planet in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crafty Planet

Crafty Planet

Crafty Planet

Crafty Planet
 On this particular visit they were hosting the Little One-Yard Wonders book release party.
Little One-Yard Wonders book release party
 The party included a trunk show of all the 101 projects featured in the book.
Little One-Yard Wonders book release party
 It was fun to see them all up close and in person.
Little One-Yard Wonders book release party
 Including my Mushroom Tea Party (picnic tablecloth, play mat) project.
Mushroom Tea Party, Little One-Yard Wonders book release party

Contributors to Little One-Yard Wonders
 Several contributors to the book were there including, me, Pam, Lorraine, and Rachael.
Contributors and authors of Little One-Yard Wonders
 This is me with the 2 co-authors, Trish and Rebecca. As you can see we planned months in advance to coordinate our outfits of black, white stripes, and gray! Just kidding!
Little One-Yard Wonders book release party
 And here I am holding Katy's Fun in the Sun(dress) project, standing in front of Lorraine's House in a Hallway project.
Crafty Planet, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 Crafty Planet is the place to go to find designer quilting cottons.
Crafty Planet, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 As well as trims, thread, & buttons.
Fabric bought at Crafty Planet, Minneapolis, Minnesota




I left the store with one yard of Paint by Number Deer from Erin Michael's Lush Uptown line and 2 yards of Aqua Salt Water Octo Garden.

By the way, you still have time to enter the Little One-Yard Wonders book giveaway, it ends Wednesday June 11th at 9:00 PM CST time.