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I am really happy with this little dress. It's the first time I've made this pattern. I love the details---the little pleated pockets, the tied shoulder straps, and the way it is gathered around the waist. It was easy to make, except for the pockets...they took forever! This is fabric I bought at Wal-Mart about 2 years ago...
This morning I happened upon a garage sale. All the clothes were 50 cents, so I picked up two men's shirts. I am SO glad I didn't get impatient and buy one at D.I. for $5. After paying 50 cents, that seems like such a rip off!Anyway, I tried making a dress following the tutorial I posted about a...
Can you tell I'm on "vacation" this week?! With my hubby home to help watch our daughter, I've been sewing up a storm! Here's another reconstructed shirt from that bag of clothes I saved from the thrift store. I cut it down to size (width, length, neck, and arm holes) and added an empire/baby doll waste. Now I just...
Hurray! I am so excited about this project! When I got it all done, I danced out to the living room squealing to show my hubby. I even took pictures along the way so you can see how I did it. I started with two shirts (which I forgot to take pictures of before I cut, so here they...
So while visiting my parents, I discovered that my little sister had a whole garbage bag full of cute clothes that don't fit her anymore. Most are about girls size 12. I decided I would experiment to see if I could come up with anything suitable for Sadie to wear. Let me tell you, I have been in seamstress...
Hi Everyone! So I went to D.I. to look for a man shirt to transform into a little dress and I was very sadly reminded how overpriced D.I. is! $5-8 for an old shirt? Not happening. I'll have to wait and hit up some garage sales this summer so I can get shirts for $1 or less.But in...
Wow! I just found my next project! This lady gives AWESOME step-by-step instructions with photos on how to take an old men's button up shirt and transform it into a fabulous little girls dress. Guess I will be going on a shirt hunt at D.I. very soon. The way she did this is brilliant. It looks really easy too!...
I tried a new donut recipe a while back that is OUTRAGEOUS. Most donut recipes take a few hours of rising time and well, when I want a donut, I don't want to wait for a few hours! This recipe only takes 30 minutes, so it's a winner in my book! The finished product is light and fluffy. Just...
We found out a few weeks ago that we will be having a baby boy. The first thing I did was run to the fabric store and buy fabric for a plaid quilt! I'll post the general instructions for making this quilt. If you want more specifics, leave me a comment and I'd be happy to answer any...
When my daughter was born, my mom made a hooded bath towel for her. It is one of THE most useful things...especially now that she's a toddler. If it weren't for the hood, she would probably do a lot more streaking when she gets out of the tub. haha. I made this hooded bath towel to give as a...