Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Granny Gowns!

I made night-gowns!  My grandma sent some linens with some twin mattresses we're taking from their old cottage.  One set was pretty vintage-y with roses and such, and I decided to make matching nightgowns.  I used the sweet little dress pattern to start, and added extra length, a ruffle to the bottom, and just tacked up the sleeves with a little fold instead of the elastic.  Little teeny ribbon bow...and utter sweetness.  So much sweetness, that I had to make two more for my nieces.  Four little girls in nightgowns, weehoo!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Madeleine Bag

Oh, Pinterest.  I was looking for a bag to sew for a gift, but then I happened upon this one...and now that I've made it, it might just remain mine!

I used some IKEA fabric that I bought awhile back, thinking it would make a cool bag of some sort.  Great tutorial was found at imagine gnats, and I learned how to install my first zipper pocket, and created a very cool pleated pocket for the interior, and even installed one of my newly ironed tags. I have learned enough for one bag. I opted for a fabric covered button with an elastic closure.  I'll tackle the magnetic button on the next one!


I had a few hexagons that I cut back when I made a floor i-spy for the girls, and figured it would make a nice gift for my nephew's upcoming 1st birthday (I know he's smart, but assuming he's not reading and surfing the web yet, so should be safe to post a photo!).  I did triangles between the hexagons in the past, but saw a tutorial for machine sewing them together.  I'm not so in love with the hexagons anymore...fussy work, and I think it's a little jiggy in spots.  I do love the rainbow color scheme, I did have to search out a few more hexagons to get everything somewhere in the color palette, but it does help give the crazy novelty prints a little sense of direction.  Hopefully he'll love it and play on it frequently!