Thursday, July 19, 2012

boppy covers

I was going through my stash of fabric-i-bought-because-it-was-cute-and-on-super-sale and decided "what the heck, lets make boppy covers (even thought I've never used them)".  I just wanted to sew something - and I had the supplies.  So, I traced my boppy pillow to create the pattern, cut out the fabric, sewed the two pieces together while including the zipper, and ta-da.  Two quick and easy flannel boppy covers.  I put them on my etsy site, but nobody wants them :-/ 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Super Claire

I made my Claire a pug/princess cape!  Of course she never wants to wear it, but maybe someday!

Aunt Eileen gave me some great fabric a while back. Among this fabric was a cool bicycle fabric I'd been itching to use.  Eventually I paired it with a corduroy I had in my stash and I made a mini messenger bag.  It's pretty nifty.

adjustable strap

inside of flap

inside with flat pockets

back with pocket

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

newborn formal dress

A friend recently asked me to make a semi fancy dress for her newborn.  They had a wedding to attend and couldn't find anything appropriate for the baby.   I used this tutorial for the bodice of the dress, but I altered the straps to snap together instead of tie in a bow.  The flowers are satin circles I sewed together and seared (to prevent fraying).  The skirt of the dress is a layer of satin fabric with a layer of matching chiffon on top.   I made a matching diaper cover using this tutorial