The night was a success but I am over the “boutique” thing for a while. At the end of the night as I was loading up my car battery decided to die! Some kids hanging out at the liquor store across the street heard the car die and must have been bored beyond belief because they came over and asked if they could jump it. They were SO nice and polite and helpful and I had to FORCE them to take money for their trouble. They used their Ipods/Iphones to light up the engine to see what they were doing….very surreal.
I call this one the “Sound of Music” peasant top….because I made it from some leftover drapery material. If no one buys this I am definitely keeping it for Sienna to wear this fall.
This dress was made from the scraps of 4 different t-shirts using the Sienna Dress pattern. I stenciled the stars.
I know I haven’t visited many of you or returned emails the past couple days! I plan to catch up at the end of the week….so sorry! I don’t like feeling out of touch. Thank you all so much for your nice comments and encouragement. Hope you have a great night!
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.
The patches are from this adorable little book of Sukie iron-ons that I picked up at Barnes & Noble last week. I love everything in this book! They are a little difficult to use…..you have to use lots of pressure and they work best on smooth, light colored fabric.
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!)
:: 26 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 71 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 7 pattern pages which include separate patterns for sizes 6-12M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 & 6
:: Options for sleeve lengths and bell sleeves or tapered sleeves
:: Options for customizing your dress by adding a ruffle and adding your own graphics