Tuesday, May 25, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 7

UPDATED TO ADD: please refer to the NOV/DEC/JAN 2012 issue of Altered Couture magazine for my write-up where I shared how I turned this man's white dress shirt into a cute little dress embellished with ruffles; all the tools & materials needed, step-by-step instructions, as well as some helpful tips.
this time i repurposed a man's white dress shirt ($7 at a thrift store) into another sweet little dress ~ pattern from leila & ben

i added 3 ruffles down the front using some white sheer fabric (no raw edges exposed)

buttons in the back

to go with it i sewed a petticoat out of muslin with 3 ruffles on the bottom ~ raw edges everywhere... ideas on how to sew this look: here & here

that completes the kids clothes sewing challenge for me...

see you at the next post !

PS go check out the Train to Crazy's Make it, Wear it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 6

this is the ruffled halter from Oliver + S found in stitch magazine (spring 2010 issue)

made with cotton fabric - pink with white polka dots, she (& i) like it, the sz 3T/4T fits perfect :)

i would for sure sew another one... red & white gingham ? ... linen ?

see you at the next post !

Saturday, May 15, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 5

you can read the background story here

i won this Weekend Sewing book from camillecreates :) that's the book where you'll find the Pajamas for Everyone pattern

so here you see my oldest son finally got his pajamas pants ! i had the pieces cut over 3 months ago... i'm so glad i'm taking part in this kids clothes week challenge - some much needed motivation to get some sewing projects done

see you for day 6 !

happy sewing :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 3

this sweet little dress pattern is from leila & ben

i already made C a Granny Smith apple green one for Christmas

but this time i wanted to make her one using a vintage pillowcase with hand embroidered blue birds on a branch of pink cherry blossoms, i also like the crochet lace trim (i got the pillowcase for $12 at a local vintage shop) - using the sz 3 pattern i was able to fit the sleeves at the top of the pillowcase, so no extra fabric was needed & there was very little pillowcase leftover...

it turned out a little on the big side, so she will have to grow into it... i'm also thinking it might look better with a pink ribbon belt - empire waist?

see you for day 4 !

happy sewing !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 2

this lace-trimmed pants pattern comes from Carefree Clothes for Girls: 20 Patterns for Outdoor Frocks, Playdate Dresses, and More

oh, how i love that book ! i've already sewn the blouse with crochet doily trim

but these lace-trimmed pants were on my list, too :)

they were made with linen & vintage crochet lace trim (from my vintage lace stash)

see pink blossom blouse here

see you for day 3 !

Monday, May 10, 2010

kids clothes wk :: day 1

elsie marley's kids clothes week challenge motivated me to attack my list of clothing items i've been wanting to sew for my kids. i was wondering what i could sew out of these 11-14 inch fabrics & decided they would become lazy days skirts:

the first one was made with:
red Russian nesting doll fabric from Denmark that i got in a swap
& red ribbon i bought at a Scandinavian shop

the second was made with:
red/pink/orange/black on white floral Marimekko fabric (from Finland) that i got in a swap
& some red grosgrain ribbon i bought at the local fabric/craft store

the third one was made with:
lemon fabric called "juicy" from the Alexander Henry fabrics collection i bought at the local fabric/craft store
& lovely yellow & orange floral vintage ribbon i was happy to discovered at a vintage shop

TtV photos taken through an Argus 75

see you for day 2 !

Friday, May 7, 2010

GF :: day 12

this is my gluten-free life

lemon chicken

on the grill

the day before, in tight sealing plastic bag, put a whole fresh chicken w/the marinade: lemon juice, greek herbs, olive oil & balsamic vinegar, keep in fridge, then before dinner time butterfly the chicken & grill

we ate the grilled lemon chicken with mashed potatoes & for dessert...

French silk pie (w/GF pie crust) & with extra French silk pie filling put into dark chocolate cups

bon appetit !

i have a few GF fish recipes to share some time in the future... next week i will be taking part in this

Thursday, May 6, 2010

GF :: day 11

this is my gluten-free life

mac & cheese

not from a box - the homemade kind made from scratch

made with GF pasta & GF 'bread' crumbs (tortilla crumbs), also made with a roux using cornstarch & rice flour

bon appetit !

see you tomorrow for day 12 !

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

GF :: day 10

this is my gluten-free life

taco dip with blue & white corn chips

layer in large dish:
1 can refried beans
1 cup of sour cream mixed with 1 package taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 jar of salsa
several sliced black olives

bon appetit !

have any GF recipes you'd like to share? i'm always looking for more GF recipes to try...

see you tomorrow for day 11 !