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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Been sewing.

So- it's been pretty obvious that I have been less than regular in my blogging lately.  And the truth of the matter is......I believe that we are all busy.  Very busyOverwhelmedStretched way too thin At our wit's end.  (OK- maybe not everybody.......but definitely me!)

So the point is.....I also think that in our limited time to do things for ourselves that we enjoy (i.e. read a book, surf the net, sew, blog, etc)....we have to prioritize and decide exactly how it is we are going to spend that time.

And so- for the past month or so.....I have chosen to sew.  After having tons and tons of trouble with my old (old is only figurative as it was less than a year old!)......I ended up getting a new machine a few months ago.  And I love it.  I sew better and more quickly.  And it makes me want to sew more.

I scowered Etsy looking for new dress patterns and got this apron knot pattern from Romeo & Mae.  And this was my first one to sew.  I really like how it turned out.....but can't wait until she can wear it again in the fall and winter with a black shirt underneath and her black boots.  (Please excuse the pictures from my phone.  They aren't the best, but they'll do.)

The next apron knot dress I made is below.  Only this time- I made it a shirt and added in some ruffled pants (pattern is also from a shop on Etsy, but the shop is no longer there.)

I made this pillowcase top with ruffled pants.....

I made the girls St. Patrick's day ruffled pants and twirl skirt.....and my mom made their adorable shirts!  Love it all, but a little sad that they only got to wear them once!  haha

My mom made this Minnie Mouse top......and then I made the matching ruffled pants.

Obviously- this is not the best picture......but it really does look so much cuter when it's on!

For mom made this cute bunny shirt......and it took me a while to come up with something for her to wear with it.......and then decided on the twirl skirt.

Then my mom made this bunny shirt for Parker......and since I'm a last minute kind of person.....I came home after a looong day of work and made these pants in an hour so that both girls would have something to wear at their first Easter egg hunt playdate!

 I finally finished this dress this past weekend.  My mom embroidered Parker's initials and I love how it turned out.  I think I'll put her in this on Sunday.  I think I need some new shoes for her though.  Hmmmm?

And my mom made this bow to match, which I also love.

We had our pictures taken this past Saturday (by Laughlin House Photography).....and Grace wore this for her individual pictures (they are for her 1 year even thought she is already 15 months old!!)

I made this dress for Grace to wear for our family pics and pictures of the girls together.  She ended up wearing this as her Easter dress, too.  I really like this fabric.  And I got the pattern from Heidi & Finn on Etsy.

I ended up making this dress for Parker on Saturday wear on Easter (again.....because I like to wait until the last minute????).  Although my plan for all 4 of us to coordinate on Easter morning.....we did not.  But I call it a good day since we did all get dressed up a little nicer than usual.  That counts.....right?

There are a few I have left off, but I guess this is the majority.  Now I just need to focus on not buying anymore fabric.....and not buying anymore patterns......and just using the stuff I already have!  But it gets a little addicting buying the new fabrics.....and then it's almost like after I make a pattern once....I think I need a new one?  ;)


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Kristin said...

Great job!! Love all the dresses and outfits! I need those new patterns. I almost bought a new one last week but I chickened out!

Megan said...

So stinkin' cute! You are so talented! I don't know how you do it all, with all your spare time that is. Ha!

When I have a little girl in about 10 years, will you sew for her too? ;-)

oliviadog said...

Wow! Just wow. That is all i can say :)

Viv said...

I just love them all and agree that you are just so talented!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

You're amazing. I wish I had that talent!

Milstead said...

That blue dress with the silver bow is to die for. Can you make one in my size?!?! I love all these clothes, but really love that pattern on the blue and purple one. You're amazing!


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