Friday, February 26, 2010

Olivia dress in owls and ottobre leggings in velour

Excuse the fat mama in the picture...didnt kow daddy was going to snap the picture. But Lilly looks so adorable in the picture that I had to post it!

Here you can see the leggings from the 06/08 Ottobre called "Lelle" I made them in size 74 for my 8month old....just didn't add a seam allowance. I am going to be sizing up soon. I am pretty sure that I am not going to make summer clothes till she stablizes in size or sumer is here!

The Owl interlock is from buytheyardandmore coop on yahoo. I love owls, so even though she was called a boy today, I don't care, I love them!
The dress is the Olivia from Farbermix. I traced it yesterday, cut it and sewed it all in one evening after she feel asleep at 10pm. Less then an hour for this dress!
It is size 1/2 and she will easily be wearing this all next winter with a new pair of leggings of course!

HMMM> what do I make next...someting to match the orange leggins before they are too small! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nails Done!!! So Pretty!

So, I have joined weight watchers and have been good all week and been working real hard to make this house stay clean and have done really well....


I treated myself to a gel nailpolish manicure from my fav hairstylist!

2.5 weeks ago, I attended an "nail party" by my stylist Jessica, but was only one of 3 who said they would show who did. So, she showed me her gel nailpolish on me for free.

I have bad nails, I used to bite, I bite my cuticles and it looks bad. My nails are brittle and crack and peel.

But the gel polish is hard and stayed great for 2 weeks without chips or any problems....just shows the grow out, which is nice.

It made me put on makeup, do my hair, take time for myself, join weight watchers. It made me want to look and feel nice. And all for I went back and got it done as a treat for trying to be good to myself.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I SHIR had fun making this Ottobre outfit for Lilly

I made the "Elly" raglan shirt with shirring on the front and the "Goofy Tweed" pants from the Ottobre 06/08
I used FOE to bind the neckline and didn't do the greatest, but I loved loved doing the shirring! It is super cute and much easier then I expected. Having sucess on you first try is a great thing! :)

I did have a problem with the foe and have to figure out what I did wrong, will have to ask my ottobre english yahoo group.
Here she is in her new outfit. Pants are a fine cordurory and the top is melon check lycra knit from Chez Ami.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Got more done!!! Love feeling accomplished! :)

So, here is Alex in a hilda/tilda 07 ottobre tunic, but no matching pants...did make those. As seen here...but they are not finished, wanted to wait till she could try them on before doing the waist and the hem.

Next I made the tunic from the 1/10 ottobre that has all the shirring--that is seen left, and that is size 74--12 month size...yep, looks like it is for mama...not baby. It has all the hems done and the only thing I need to do is to shirr it....but I want to practice first, as that is really cute fabric and I want to try it on cheap stuff first. I have some 2$ tinker flannel that I will make the same shirt in for Alex (this blue is for Lilly) and do my first shirring on it! :)

Now...the Cord pants here are the "goofy" tweed pants from 6/08 ottobre
I need to do the hem of the leg vents and then finish the bottom then they are finished. Few places there are "user errors" but I don't think it will be too noticeable. Making for my SWAP for Lilly's spring clothes. (not finishing them b/c I need to get a different machine out for it and it is 1AM right now...)

The last two pictures are of a top from the 4/09 ottobre the anome tunic, made out of an old shirt of mine and a clearance PJ pants with tinkerbell on it from walmart. Not sure ow the neck is gonna look. It has a bit of starch on it , so it might lay better after washing....Or I hope so at least. Goodness, I hope I can figure out the binder attachment for my coverstitch machine when it comes b/c I NEED the help for sure! The pants do look wonky, that is b/c I just sewed. No pattern... I had the fabric and just sewed. I will fix it once I put them on her and see what it looks like. If they look like pants, then she can wear as is, if they are looking more like leggins and the shirt is too short for it (she is long torso-ed), then I will have to make another piece to go with it to hide her bottom. I do have a green w/ white sm polka dot pincord fabric that is from chez ami that I *think* is a match with Tinker's dress. If it is, I will try out that new skirt in the 1/10 ottobre. One of the few skirts that I will make and allow my little crazy to wear....she has no concept of how to "be a lady" she is a bit of a tomboy 4.5yr old....but she loves this might work. When something is ACTUALLY Finished I will post more, but I feel very good. Before the Colts win the superbowl tomorrow night, I will have at least 3 of the 4 above projects finished....and I am sure I will have started another one or two! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Got something accomplished

Actually got a few things done....

other day I did my tracings of my ottobre patterns for my swap. still have a few more to do, but made a good dent.

I took my machine into be serviced....will have to do all my serging and coverstitching as much as possible so I can be ready when my basic machine comes back.

cleaned up my mess of a sewing area....and diaper fabric store storage area. Still have a little more to do to be efficient. But to be more efficient, I need to move out some things that are just laying about and not needed or being used...

so....I posted things to be rid of on DS--things I don't use, so great prices...and I have 2 already gone...well, pending as the $$ isn't in my account yet, but as quick as it was jumped on, I think it will be gone soon. Just need to get the prefolds gone and the diapers, then I will have a good size crate to put pkgs in that are waiting for their shipping payments for my store.

I did get all orders cut and weighted and ready to go when shipping is paid....

Not really tired yet, but should be as it is I think I will put the snaps on the romper that does fit Lilly. Looks good, just *almost* done. will post picture later...maybe with her in it!

Still have 2 or three things to finish and then I begin one project at a time...well, maybe two, but only because projects have different, I am making 3 bonnets for my SIL for her birthday....for her country deco for her home. But I can't always be working in my sewing area with the kids around, so I may be working on my cutting or tracing for my swap projects when kids are playing around in the main part of the house.

Okay, so off to do the snaps on the romper and also on Lilly's coat too...then I will have to post pictures too.