Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Never want to hand sew again!

Hey you guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I was gone last week, but now that I’m back this poor, neglected blog will receive a little TLC.

IT’S FINALLY DONE!!! Ugh I never want to hand sew, hand bead, hand, anything again!! I started this gown around 3 weeks ago. I probably could have finished it sooner but I was procrastinating on it a lot…like I said, hand sewing…shivers. I used lace for the panels and then beaded around the edges. For the bodice I cut off some beaded appliqué from this dress I got at Goodwill. Then I put them in a design that I liked and hand sewed all of them together. I used hooks in the back so you can get in and out of it. I’m really excited with the way it turned out, but I’ve decided that my next project will be strictly sewing machine only! ; )
So I found something out…Woods + lace gown + mosquitoes + cat staring at you like your food + running back and forth between tripod and poses = not the best idea. Haha. The photos didn’t really turn out how I wanted, but oh well …I think I’ll see if I can find someone who can model for me next time. That would be so much easier! Have a great day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Neverland at twilight:

Ahhh footies…my childhood is calling. I used to wear footies day and night, night and day...and sometimes even in the shower! So the other day I got thinking about what I’m missing in my life and I realized that my life was missing a pair of footies. So I made a pair. Haha. They’re actually pretty easy to make. I used a pair of old pj pants for the bottom part and then used my own pattern for the top part. I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. My photos were also inspired by my childhood. Ahhhh….the good old days of homemade tents using sheets, chairs and whatever else you could find. Sometimes I wish I could be like Peter Pan and never grow up…but then I remember how nice it is to reach the counter tops without using a stool.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Draped Gown:

Hi you guys. Here's something I made awhile back, and I thought I’d show it to you. I made this gown last year using knit and chiffon fabric. It was my first draped gown so half of the time I was just playing around with it. I hope you like it and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh it is love from the first time I set my eye apon yours

I have a confession to make…I’m in love with Lucky Charms AND I don’t care who knows it!!! Yes it’s true…it smashes Honey Nut Cheerios and puts Captain Crunch to shame, that is why I will forever be in love with my beloved Lucky Charms. I took this photo a while back, but I forgot about it. I found it the other day so I thought I’d show it to you since I’m still working on my dress, (I can only sew so fast.) : )

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summertime stripes:

I’m so sorry that it’s been forever since my last post. I’ve been working on a big project and I can’t wait to show it to you guys! It’s almost done. I did manage to sew something else this week though. I made a little summer play dress, (always fun for a romp through a field.) I’m a t-shirt and jeans type of gal myself, but I have all these dresses I made. So my summer’s resolution is to wear more dresses…now if only I carry that through….yeah we’ll see how that goes…What are your summer resolutions? I made my own pattern and I used knit fabric for the dress and lace for the collar and trimmings. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Happy Sunday. : )