Thursday, January 31, 2008
The white one of these is up for grabs. It is the same gown you see below in blue and purple checks, but these are solid colored and have a pleated long sleeve. 5 Buttons on the back -- made from poly/cotton broadcloth. Long sleeves have 4 rows pleated near the cuff. $20 for the white one.
Posted by Jnet at 12:18 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I have several things I've posted on this site as a first chance offer -- soon I'll take them all off this site and list them on ebay -- I think I'll wait about 2 or 3 more weeks and then list them all on ebay so people can get them in time to smock for easter...my ebay id is johnbass72
Posted by Jnet at 5:13 PM
Whipped up these two infant daygowns this week. They are both made of a poly-cotton blended check -- one in blue, one in purple. The blue is the same fabric as the romper two postings ago. These are available for $18 each -- first come first served -- the pattern says they fit infant up to 18 pounds. They have a small pleated patch right under the chin -- I think it is like 30 pleats -- 6 rows of pleating. (I flipped the blue one over in one photo so you can see the back) They have 5 buttons on the back and are hand hemmed. All interior seams are serged. They have two pleats in the back for more fullness in the dress. I LOVE THESE!
Posted by Jnet at 10:38 AM
Monday, January 28, 2008
This is a ready-to-smock bishop dress in a size 2 T. I made it for my 3 year old and never got around to finishing it before she is now wearing a size 5! I keep wondering where time goes! It's made with a carefree poly cotton. 7 rows of smocking available. It is 20 inches long from neck to hem. It has two elastic button enclosures on the back The short sleeves are banded in a bias strip and side seams are french seams. -- $18 -- to the first one who wants it!
Posted by Jnet at 10:42 AM
This is a little boys (or girls depending on what you smock!) romper in size 3 months. It is made from a carefree poly/cotton blend. It has buttons on the back, snaps along the crotch, and a ready-to-smock area on the front -- $20 -- first come first served -- the one on the right I already smocked for someone -- the one on the left is available. It is a blue check fabric with a white collar. Seven rows of smocking on the chest.
Posted by Jnet at 10:36 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This is a neat alternative to smocking all the way around a bishop dress. It's called deep front smocking and you don't smock at all on the top of the shoulders of the dress so you end up with nice loose, puffy sleeves -- Think I sold this on Ebay last year.
Posted by Jnet at 1:25 PM
Cute Strawberries in little baskets that I smocked on a yellow insert on this jumper dress. It was for my oldest daughter -- wasn't this strawberry fabric a find for only $2 a yard! Also made this puffy sleeved shirt to go underneath in the same fabric as the insert...
Posted by Jnet at 1:20 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Size 7 and size 5 -- these are too pretty. This is a neat poly/cotton fabric that has some variations in it that I think make it look like linen, but it is are totally iron free so that is nice! I created some "grass" between the flamingoes and on the sides because it needed something else. Only one bad thing - you can't see the black on the end of their beaks because of the navy fabric being too dark, but everyone will know what they are without that detail. So the girls have another seasonless dress for as long as they fit...I like these...I still have to sew the buttons on the back, but enjoyed putting them together last night as I am finally over the flu! I'm calling it. Well at last.
Here's that Mary De pattern I keep using: http://www.sews.com/patterns/childcorn/1001401l.jpg
Posted by Jnet at 8:48 AM
Friday, January 18, 2008
I haven't posted any real crafts this week because I #1 have the flu, and #2 am working on this project and smocking is kinda slow -- can you guess what it is going to be? It isn't finished yet. This is the same Mary De dress pattern as the lollipop dresses, but I am smocking on a different picture -- the girls are excited again and I hope to get some smocking done today on them...any guesses?
Posted by Jnet at 10:47 AM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
We tried something new this week (slacker mom). It is frozen french toast sticks in the freezer department of Wal-mart. The Wal-Mart brand (Great Value) of cinnamon french toast sticks taste like and smell like an elephant ear from the fair -- no kidding -- both kids love them now.
(heat three of them on a plate for 40 seconds in the microwave) Couldn't get easier than that -- they didn't even ask for syrup! (I didn't check the ingredients for eggs/nuts, Sis)
Posted by Jnet at 9:07 AM
Monday, January 14, 2008
Here are all of the hairbows I've made up to this point...these are all before I caught wind of the awesome website I linked below...I thought they were pretty good, but now I really have a pattern to go by so they will likely improve. I was just making them up myself before the tutorial website.
Posted by Jnet at 7:13 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I was surprised at how excited the girls were when they saw these two...
These two Mary De style dresses are for my own girls. I am fond of this Mary De pattern because they don't require you to smock the back of the dress. Also they are seasonless like a jumper because you can wear them three ways: as a sun dress, with a short sleeve shirt, or with a long sleeve shirt -- for any weather. They weren't too hard to make because I didn't have to keep changing the colors very much while smocking. The coordinating ribbons sure did make this pattern "pop." I thought they were "ho-hum" until I got the ribbons on there and then they turned cute. They are size 7 and size 5 -- I LOVE them and the girls do too. As always, click on the picture to see a closeup.
Posted by Jnet at 9:15 AM
Monday, January 7, 2008
Take this candidate selection survey. Very, very interesting. You answer a few questions and the survey matches all candidates to your preferences on issues. I think it is nice to select a candidate on their issues instead of their ad campaign...
Posted by Jnet at 9:29 AM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
These are for a wedding in May so I didn't hem them yet, but the dresses are complete sans hem. I think it will be so cute. I think the plan is for a little girl to push a baby down the aisle of the church in an old fashioned pram wearing this dress...too cute! The smocking is in an ivory color to match the pearl beads near the neckline. I think the flowers made it so pretty. You can click on the image to get a better look at the smocking these are some of the prettiest I've made in a long time.
Posted by Jnet at 11:24 AM
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I haven't had many sewing posts this week because I have been working on a couple of bishops for a spring wedding...size 6 mos and size 2T -- here is what I have so far...I still have to do the flowers in the space along the top and then assemble the dresses...aren't they elegant looking?
Posted by Jnet at 9:14 AM