Monday, April 23, 2012
Dress A Girl Around The World. The dresses are simple to make using the pattern found on the organizations webpage, but there are also lots of other cute tutorials out there in blogland for those who like to make something slightly different. I purchased a beautiful shower curtain (it came from Target, according to the care label) at Goodwill and upcycled that fabric into three pillowcase dresses. Instead of using purchased bias tape, I chose a fabric from my stash and made my own bias tape.
These went together very quickly and they were easy to do, even for the non-garment sewer that I am. I will definitely be making more of these in the near future.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We have a new baby in my family! It's a big reason to celebrate, because there hasn't been a baby since my son was born 10 years ago. Of course now it's time for a new generation to be having the children. This time, it is my cousin Michael, who has a new baby boy born in February. The baby's name is Michael Jr. A couple of weeks ago, we had a "welcome baby" party instead of a shower.
I made a set of burp cloths with some neat fabrics that I purchased at Joann. You can find the tutorial here . I did not add the ribbon as shown in the tutorial because I wanted these to be 'guy friendly' so that Dad would be happy using them. Basically, you add a fabric rectangle to a prefolded purchased diaper.
Next time, I'll share the pillowcase dresses that I recently made. I might even have more finished by then to show!