Friday, April 18, 2014

WIP- Work in Progress Wednesday (2 days late)

I guess I should explain why my posts have been very infrequently lately. I've got several projects on the go and have been trying to get a whole lot finished! This has been a pretty successful week for that thus far and now I need to catch you all up!

Kids Clothes Week was another fun week and I am very proud of how my projects turned out. Usually I try to finish the items before the week, get them photographed and then blog them. I also work full time and am trying to spend as much time with my kids as possible so you can see why I'm behind :) It's a lot of work but it's so worth it to me. I love sharing what we've been up to.

I took Amelia's Easter dress apart and took it up at the waist. Then I made Austin a matching tie. 2 hours at Andrea's, a container of goldfish and one cousin nap later we got the pictures! I love how they turned out. Here is a sneak peek:

I just love this fabric collection...and I love how handsome my little CEO looks :) He hammed it up for Andrea and the camera pretty good.

Here is my current selfish sewing (i.e not paid) project list:

  1. Baby blanket for Rhys (fabric cut)
  2. Birthday dress for Miss K (fabric cut)
  3. Zigzag quilt for Amelia (fabric cut)
  4. Toddler top (fabric selected)
  5. Toddler top (fabric selected)
  6. PJ pants for Austin (He picked the fabric and will help sew them up!)
That list doesn't include my A Squared Designs work which gets done before the selfish sewing does.

So that's my WIP...what do you have on the go?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kids Clothes Week- Project 2

Clearly it is not Day 2 of KCW but I'm still sewing away and am looking at the week in terms of projects. I would have had another one finished last night only to discover that I only had enough I wanted to use for the skirt to do half a skirt...I called the fabric store and was told they still had it so I sent hubby there today to pick some up. (Ladies...that is love...a man who will go to the fabric store, deal with the fabric ladies and look through bolts and bolts of fabric for you). They didn't have it :(   So tonight I have to rethink the fabric choices for that dress. I was super excited about it which makes it even more disappointing....but I digress

Awhile back I made Miss A a gorgeous cowboy dress. It is one of my favorites. I had a request for a sibling set that was cowboy inspired but she didn't want the kids to look like Jessie and Woody from Toy Story. Here is the result:

I love this combo! The dress is a mix of 3 patterns, modified into one glorious dress. The straps and back each have elastic to get a better fit and longer wear, the skirt is full enough to twirl and I just love the vintage-ish buttons...sheriff stay inspired. The fabric is Michael Miller Horseshoe Red and  Lil' Cowgirl Blue.  I used a cow print that I had in stock.

Seriously, how can you resist this adorable print?! I had originally wanted to use the cow print for the suspenders on the shirt but it didn't look right. The brown looks so much better.

Tonight I'm going to work on a couple of Izzy tops and some leggings for Miss A who is growing WAY faster than I would like! I'm running out of pants long enough to fit her...I can't wait until it's warm enough for crops and dresses :)