I think I've mentioned before all my sewing projects that I had, or still have, going on. The quilt is coming along slowly but surely. All the animals are done, I just have to sew together the squares now. Not so fun. It's difficult because I don't have a pattern for this quilt, I've just completely made it up. So don't laugh if you see it and some of the squares look a little uneven or maybe even more like trapezoids than squares. At least the animals look cute, right? So far I've finished three of my projects. That leaves about 8 left. Agh! Here's one of them I've finished. A little girl's dress.
I'm rather proud of it myself, especially considering that there wasn't a pattern for it, I just made it up in my head. I saw a shirt in a magazine, and modified it (a lot actually, first of all it was a woman's shirt, then I added ribbon, the tuxedo folds, and the buttons.) It was difficult, lace can be hard stuff to sew with. I also finished the onesie with the tie. As mentioned earlier they cost about $15 to buy. Mine cost less than a dollar to make with the onesie, the fabric, heat n' bond, and thread. It took about 45 minutes though, but only because heat n' bond doesn't work very well with the onesie fabric, it gummed up my machine a bit. In fact, some of the fabric got stuck and I tried using my seam picker to get it out. Bad idea, because it broke and now that broken off piece is stuck down in there. :( I've decided to make Baby James a blessing outfit, since the ones they sell are so ridiculously expensive. My friend Summer is having a girl about 3 weeks before me. She is an amazing seamstress and made the cutest little girl baby blessing outfit for her baby. You can see it here. She does smocking, ooohhh. I bought a bunch of patterns at Joann's a little over a week ago. They were having this HUGE sale. All their Simplicity patterns were $1.99, and they usually range from $16-$19. So I went a little crazy and bought 15. BUT if you think about it, I saved about $200. Here is the pattern I'm going to use for his baby blessing outfit.
But I'm going to modify it a little, so that instead of looking like overalls the front part won't come up so high. it will look more like suspenders. It's hard to explain, but I'll take a picture when I'm done. I don't want it to come up all the way because he will wear a onesie with a tie on underneath that I want to be visible. A peach colored tie to be exact, so he's not completely in white, there will be a little color. Here are some of the other patterns I bought, these three are my favorite.