Short and sweet……a few beautiful photos taken by photographer Kristina of her daughter wearing Lil Blue Boo:
The Twirl Skirt is finally available! This is a 16-page PDF tutorial with 10 pattern pages and includes ALL of my tips and tricks for sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine as well as a serger.
Some highlights of what you’ll get in my original PDF pattern & tutorial:
:: 16 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 41 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 10 pattern pages which include separate patterns for each size
:: Options for adding maternity waistband or lengthening the skirt and an idea book
The sizes included in the pattern are:
12-18M, 24M/2T, 3T/4T, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12
Women’s XS to XL
Doll size patterns for 10″ and 15″ Waldorf dolls (Bamboletta, AppleTreeHouse, Dragonsfly Hollow etc), American Girl, Pottery Barn or other similarly sized dolls.
Make sure to add photos of your finished skirts to the Lil Blue Boo Flickr Gallery!
Some fabulous photos from Olivia Hooper Photography (who also just happens to be a tester too!):
Don’t forget to join the Lil Blue Boo Patterns Facebook Page….set up specifically to share sewing tips and photos of what you’ve made!
I post so many photos to the Lil Blue Boo Facebook page during the week I’ve got to play catch up on the weekend! Here are a few favorite images and fan photos from this week:
Izzy in a Lil Blue Boo Matryoshka bubble dress. Photo by Olivia Hooper Photography.
“Nookie Scooter” herself, wearing a Lil Blue Boo birthday dress:
Boo in her Matryoshka Pirate dress before school….here is a link to the graphic if you want to make your own!
Ugh, did I mention we had a big earthquake? The center was right next to us too. It felt like the house was going to come down and huge waves of water sloshing out of the pool. Boo was at school down the street…..I literally was out of the house in seconds even leaving the back door open. Everyone was okay, just shaken up. A reminder to restock my disaster kit again!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’ve been working on some little shorts/tee matching lady bug sets to upload to Big Cartel sometime on Monday. Then I’m going to retire the ladybug until next year! Check the Lil Blue Boo Facebook page for listing times!
As soon as I saw this bottom print on a dress at the thrift store I knew I had to have it to pair with Stephanie’s “I Grow Up” print….and who better to model it than Grace! An elephant ear dress with an empire waist….upcycled from thrift store finds: a dress, 2 polo shirts and some silk screened and tie dyed yardage. Eclectic, one-of-a-kind, bohemian…and totally green. Stunning photos by Monika McSweeney Photography. Enjoy!
I couldn’t imagine if we lost Li’l Sally (our 10″ AppleTreeHouse Waldorf doll). Boo would be traumatized, I would be traumatized, and my wallet would not be happy about having to replace her! These dolls are so popular now (along with Bamboletta and DragonFlysHollow dolls) and almost impossible to get. There was a discussion on the LBB Facebook page the other day about the horror of losing one of these dolls and the idea of an I.D. tag necklace or bracelet came up. And so, a distressed identification tag was born for Li’l Sally:
This tutorial is almost identical to my wooden pendant accessories tutorial. But here are the directions again…..
Step 1: Create your text in a word program or Adobe Photoshop and reverse the text so that it prints backwards. (if you are using a word program you’ll need to save the text as a picture first and then import it back in so that you can reverse it). Print it out using a laser printer (which uses dry ink, an inkjet will not work) or send your printout through a black and white copier.
Our tag reads: Li’l Sally, if found call: xxx-xxx-xxxxn (I blurred out my phone number).
Hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! A few of my favorite things this week to share!
How cute is little Harlow with her LBB ladybug shorts! Glad to know that the shorts can accommodate cloth diapers! Harlow’s adorable shirt was made by her mother….she sells them in her shop Sparkle Your Kids if you want to check them out!
I love this photo of Kacey’s daughter wearing her Lil Blue Boo birthday dress! Photo by Kasi Daine – Dallas/Fort Worth Photographer
I’m FINALLY finishing up the twirl skirt pattern and sending it out for testing this weekend. It should be in the shop this week…I’ll hold a giveaway to announce it sometime this week! I had some requests for adult sizes….so that’s what I’ve been working on today. It will be a pattern for almost everyone now! Kids, dolls, adults, maternity etc!
Meanwhile, if you need a project for the weekend, check out my ribbon camera strap tutorial!
We had our Lil Blue Boo photo shoot yesterday….to be revealed in a few weeks! Both Boo and I were “glammed” up by the best stylist in the world….Tara Correnti. We shot in 106 degree heat. It was SO hot….but so fun. Taili Song Roth was the photographer. Her work is AMAZING and I can’t wait to see the final photos! Boo and I couldn’t resist the Mac Photo Booth last night after the shoot ended:
After I took a shower and washed all the makeup off and curl out….Sienna cried that she wanted my curly hair back. Hmm…..maybe I should curl my hair before picking her up from school today?! It’s so easy to make her happy.
I love collaborations because they are a chance to create something new by combining my interests with someone else’s. Recently I teamed up with Melanie of The Melamoose Co to create some adorable little doll clothes to fit 15-16″ Waldorf style dolls (Bamboletta, Dragonfly’s Hollow, Apple Tree House etc.) I silk screened some itty bitty little lady bug onto knit yardage and sent it Mel’s way and here is what she turned it into! Introducing….the “BooMoose” collection:
She made an entire mini collection of BooMeese! You can check out preview pics of the other creations on The Melamoose Co Facebook page. They will be listed in her Etsy shop on Thursday, July 1st at 9pm EST. Her little tiny creations sell out in seconds so be on time!
And since I’ve been working on adding more and more “Big” Blue Boo clothing to my shop (Junior/Women’s sizes), here is Stephanie’s vision for a maxi-length dress using another one of her prints! It’s in the works! I’m working on a detailed tutorial for how I plan to silk screen the bottom portion of the dress.
It’s been a busy few weeks at Lil Blue Boo! Today Boo and I have a photo shoot together (it’s still a secret). I’ve got my air dried “beachy” hair ready and got my fingernails done (they were a little purple from some recent dyeing). Oh yes, I’m wearing a “Geek Batik” printed Lil Blue Boo tunic……
Here are some sneak peeks of a brand new Lil Blue Boo collaboration with artist Stephanie Corfee! Stephanie emailed me a few weeks ago out of the blue and the second I saw her artwork I was hooked. Stephanie’s blog title describes her work perfectly: vibrant, bohemian, intricate. Her detailed works are amazing!
After a few emails back and forth, all I could think about was how similar we were and that I wanted to work with her on something! I kept thinking about how great her work would look on fabric. When I asked Stephanie if she would be interested in a collaboration she said yes! She even had the perfect typography print that she had been working on……When I Grow Up:
I’m so excited to be working with Stephanie! We are already talking about the next project! Look for the “When I Grow Up” limited editions in my Lil Blue Boo shop starting tomorrow! As usual, new items will be added daily until the print is discontinued.
Boo loves working on her wooden U.S. map puzzle every morning when she wakes up. She’s starting to associate the states with where family members live and what each state is known for. I think her geography skills are better than mine already. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t even know all of the state capitals. I thought it would be fun to start mapping out where my handmade upcycled dresses have ended up. I asked for locations on my Facebook page and for each new city I added a little miniature upcycled dress. So here it is….around the world with Lil Blue Boo:
One day when I get time maybe I’ll look through my old shipping data to see what I need to fill in. For now it gave me some new goals: New Mexico, South Dakota, South America, Italy etc. Most importantly, I’m finally learning my geography again.