Variation of Ginger Snaps Designs Float Dress. Polka dots on dress are actually little stars so this is a cute patriotic dress for my youngest. Won't she be cute?!!?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Dress pattern : Simplicity 4658, Size 8 fits like a size 10!
I'm not totally happy with this one. It doesn't excite me at all...but my kiddo loves it. I think it needs a belt...maybe hot pink grosgrain ribbon?
Posted by Jnet at 1:29 PM
Monday, December 27, 2010
Using pattern: Simplicity 3749
Size 8, View A, This is for my daughter. Recycled white fabric that Mom will probably recognize. The neat thing on this one is the little black line around the bottom. I didn't have any black ribbon for that accent so I tried something new. I zig zagged around a piece of worsted weight black yarn and I LOVE the result. I may never do ribbon like that again. It was easy, forgiving, and has a nice fuzzy look to the accent. I was trying to make a more "grown up" looking dress. I think she may wear this with tights to school...it's too cute to save for Sundays only!
Posted by Jnet at 5:05 PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
I liked this head hugging pattern. It is mostly double crochet so it finishes quick. I didn't do as many rows as the pattern calls for because the pattern's for a grown-up and this one is for a kid. I also crocheted with two strings for the last row of single crochet by adding some eyelash to make it nice for my "Fancy" girl!
Posted by Jnet at 12:01 PM
Sunday, December 19, 2010
My cousin had a preemie several months ago and she's finally home from the hospital! I made this little crochet cap for her this Christmas...so cute! It's in pure white, but I had to turn off the flash to see the stitches. Here's the pattern. To make this pattern a baby hat, I used a hook 3 sizes smaller and sport weight yarn. Took about 90 minutes to whip it up! After adding a little eyelash yarn to the last row -- viola!
Posted by Jnet at 9:47 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
My Aunt requested this bib/Apron made from fabric and a hand towel. The top of the "bib" has two different fabrics so it is reversable for two different looks. The bottom is a hand towel so it is more absorbant that my earlier version I made a while ago. I just cut off the bottom of the old pattern and added the towel - I see I didn't put the velcro on yet...there's more to do!
Posted by Jnet at 8:25 PM
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I hadn't made these in a while, but we have a new baby at work so this is for the shower next week. Too cute -- they are an adaptation of this pattern -- I didn't do a cuff, I added a fancy trim with single crochet instead. I love making these...quick and easy!
Posted by Jnet at 11:47 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
You can sew a rectangle on three sides to make a nice pocket for little feet when they cover up with this blanket.
OR ... You can turn it over, fold into thirds, then little folds up to the rectangle and when you flip it inside out, you have a pillow...
Posted by Jnet at 4:15 PM
From the pattern you can find here.
I haven't decided who's getting these for Christmas.
Pictured here shut tight for travel:
They are drawstring bags that open flat. You can store smaller jewelry items in the 6 wedged shaped pockets or larger pieces in the middle of the pouch. I made these several years ago for some ladies in my family. I finally came across some satin to make these.
Posted by Jnet at 3:42 PM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Colonial day at school. Dress pattern is
Simplicity 5483. I used an old bed sheet as the fabric for the dress. The sheet had the long eyelet on it already so I didn't have to embellish that by hand. She wanted an apron, so we found some lacy fabric to be her apron as this pattern yields a very loose fitting dress. She refused to even wear a bonnet so I didn't waste my time making one.
Posted by Jnet at 7:57 PM
Sunday, October 3, 2010
My youngest daughter is going to be a veterinarian for Halloween. Here's the first part of her costume. These "scrubs" are from a pajama pattern with pockets added, and she plans to wear them as pajamas after Halloween. I'll post more after I make the rest of the costume. So far, this is as far as I've gotten.
Posted by Jnet at 5:41 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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Sunday, April 18, 2010
This is a booby prize my husband asked me to make. His hunting club has a "spring blast" party where they all shoot skeet all afternoon and whoever does the worst used to get a fishing pole, but now they have this lovely "purse of shame." It is worn as a belt to hold their shotgun shells while shooting. I used lovely supergirl fabric to line it and a nice combination of lace and ribbon to dress it up just right. My husband was so excited about bringing it to work to hand off to the biggest loser...it is too bad that he ended up being the loser! He will have to bring it back next year and pass it on to next year's recipient!
Posted by Jnet at 9:04 PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I made a dress for my older daughter to wear Easter morning...Yes, I made it the night before Easter and it only took 3 hours from getting out the fabric to a finished product.
I Love this pattern for many reasons, it is fast, cute, comfortable, no zipper or buttons, and it has pockets in the side seam. Added about 2 inches to the length so it would reach her knees. Simplicity 3513
It was a "sewing emergency" ...when the other one I made her turned out WAY to big!
Posted by Jnet at 11:48 AM
Saturday, March 27, 2010
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My older daughter needs a little more "mature" looking wardrobe so I found this little suit pattern and some corduroy that still has a bit of little girl flair! I LOVE how it turned out. The jacket is fully lined and has like 25 pieces so it really took some time to put together, but doesn't she look like a little CEO? The shirt underneath I am not too sure about, we'll see what else we have that could go underneath, but I wanted to take a picture right away. I don't remember the pattern I used for the skirt, but the jacket is Simplicity 4669 view C.
Posted by Jnet at 11:34 AM