Monday, May 27, 2013

Remember When I Used to Sew Something Other Than Zoodies? neither. I remember a couple years ago a girlfriend (whose youngest was three at the time) was telling me how she can leave her sewing machine out and finish projects throughout the week without worrying about her girls messing with it. I remember staring wide eyed and thinking how dreamy and wondering how long that would take my boys. Well...I am still not there...but I do see a light. I can leave it for a few minutes anyway.

I have been itching to sew and have had this fabric I got on sale somewhere...probably years ago...i have piles of fabrics for piles of projects that I should really just give up, but part of me somewhere sees that light at the end of the kids destroying my sewing projects tunnel....

I really just threw this pattern...just trial and error...i really like how it turned out, but if i made another one, there is a lot I would do different, but this totally works and I will totally wear it, so yay! second piece of clothing I successfully sewed for myself!

I first cut three very long (didn't measure) strips of the jersey about 1" thick and braided. That became my halter and is what brought it together. I am thinking of doing more and sewing it around the bodice, but I also like the bodice how it feels like me...the haphazard sewing together (the last picture shows a better detail). The rest I just kind of made up as I went along. You really don't want to know anyway - it would probably scare some of you who actually know how to sew...It was a satisfying project since it only took a couple hours and since I am now wearing it. I may or may not finish the bottom - that is the beauty with working with jersey!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hi There Kitty added to the shop!

I had made one of these for a little girl in our lives that looooves a certain white kitty and happened to have an extra white sweatshirt in stock- so I just put it up in the shop - it is size 12 months - would make a perfect 1 year old birthday gift for a girl who can wear a white sweatshirt (that was NEVER me!)

Get to the link here

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Hippo Zoodie

I have this great repeat customer in Canada. She has been ever so kind to be patient while my ankle recovered. She asked if I could make a hippo zoodie and felt like it might be the perfect thing to spark my interest after a 2 month (unplanned sabbatical) - it turned out so so cute! I could see this as a great Halloween costume - even in different colors and go as Hungry Hungry Hippos! 

Thanks Ashley - this was so fun to make and I hope you love it as much as me!