Update: Here is the 2nd one I made. I LOVE the little owl tag that is on the bottom ruffle! This dress is in my etsy shop now…..there will only be one.
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Here is one of Sienna’s new fall outfits I made this weekend. We love owls.
Sometimes I buy clothing just to reuse the fabric…..that was the case with this pajama set I found at Target. I saw the owls and knew immediately that I wanted to cut them out and use them as appliques. They are HUGE owls which is hard to find…..each is around 5″ tall.
I used Pink Fig’s Bella Pant pattern for the corduroy pants.
I used my detail scissors to cut out the rest of the owls that I didn’t use. And I am offering them in sets of three in my Lil Blue Boo etsy store if anyone is interested (and can’t find the pajama set at your local Target). I applied fusible web to the backs of them so that they are iron-on ready. Each set is different.
Margaret from With or Without Nap made these adorable little frogs using my frog pattern download. I had to share her frogs because I just LOVE how she uses the fabric design for the eyes…..aren’t they great! (and I’m such an impatient crafter…..I love anything that eliminates a step from a project!)
There is nothing more rewarding for me than seeing others use my tutorials and patterns and make things their own. I love when I get an email with a link to something new. Everyone has their own unique twist and fabric choices. I love getting new ideas!
I found this amazing batik fabric at Joann’s the other day and immediately knew what I was going to make with it! I made this peasant top for Boo and another one for the boutique I am going to this Wednesday. It is a very subtle “Halloween” outfit which is totally my style. My friend Lisa over at ElleBows is going to make some ElleBlooms to match! I used the same pattern that I used for the Coffee Sack Dress and shortened it.
I’m experimenting with new Lil Blue Boo garment labels too. They are a little plain but I’m liking them! I used this tutorial from Pepperberry as a starting point….
If the dress doesn’t sell at the boutique I’ll be adding it to my Etsy shop.
I think it is so funny when people say “oh, she’d look cute even in a potato sack.” I decided to put it to the test. I love the look of burlap coffee sacks….so I created my own coffee sack out of soft cotton and turned it into a dress.
I used one of my favorite patterns: the Leila & Ben Sweet Dress (you can find it here).
Using a few different lettering stencils, I drew some “coffee” info onto the cotton using a disappearing ink pen. Once I was happy with the way it looked I used a black Fabric Mate pen to color it permanent.
I added a row of orange and white mattress ticking in the dress. Then used some leftover fabric for a frayed flower. The center of the flower is a fabric button I made that reads “coffee” (and the disappearing ink line hadn’t quite disappeared by photo time).
I made actually cut the dress to be shorter so Sienna could wear it as a top over jeans. It is so cute as a little dress that I am making bloomers out of the orange and white mattress ticking for her to wear until it gets cooler. (Tip: Freeze your GoGurt’s so they aren’t messy!)