When it is time to release a new pattern I am usually to the point where I can’t even bear to sew one more outfit from it! This is why I LOVE when people share what they have made with my patterns because it always reinspires me to revisit them. You all are so creative and I love that you take the patterns “out of the box” I’ve put them in!
Sofia posted these photos on her blog and I had to share them…they are matching outfits she made her twins. I am head over heels for the fabric combinations she used and that they work for both a girl and boy! These outfits look like they could be a Peter Max painting….which would totally be fitting because Sofia is an artist! I’m pretty sure she used the Hoodie pattern for each one and lengthened it into a dress. Go visit her and see more photos of these outfits and her artwork (check out the Village Frock she made too….love her fabric choice and the matching tie for her son!)
If you haven’t joined the Lil Blue Boo Flickr Gallery yet….please do! There is some serious new cuteness showing up on there. And selfishly I just like to be inspired by what other people do with their own projects! Make sure if you upload photos to the gallery to leave your blog address in the notes so I can find you!
I made these matching dresses last night for my sister’s rehearsal dinner….both are versions of the Sienna dress. Mine is just an adult version I cut last night. Really simple and fitted….maybe a little too fitted….might need to invest in some Spanx LOL! We don’t have any full length mirrors in our house….so this little mirror in the guest room was the best I could do….
Check out this amazing preview of my sister and her fiance’s engagement photo shoot. It was taken in downtown Charlotte, NC by Ash Little Photography. So crazy amazing.
The answer is: yes. With one adjustment. To add the hood to the Sienna dress you have to trim the neckline about an 1/8″ to 1/4″ all the way around (just pin the hood before you cut to check the size).
These photos aren’t great, but I didn’t really think about sharing them until the pattern questions came up. Just a few things I’ve made my daughter from my scrap bin (yes, I said scrap bin so don’t hold the “un-cuteness” against me):
Sienna Dress with the following options: Hood added (from Hoodie Pattern), Capped sleeves option (from Sienna Dress Pattern), Bottom Band added (from Hoodie Pattern), Trim added to sleeves (modified from Hoodie Pattern)
Sienna Dress with the following options: Made in a larger size, Hood added (from Hoodie Pattern), Capped sleeves option (from Sienna Dress Pattern), Bottom Band added (from Hoodie Pattern), Wrist trim added (from Hoodie Pattern)
Sienna Dress with the following options: Hood added (from Hoodie Pattern), Capped sleeves option (from Sienna Dress Pattern), Bottom Band added (from Hoodie Pattern), Trim added to sleeves (modified from Hoodie Pattern), Horizontal seams are serged in reverse
We usually only stay about an hour and visit different things each time after the giraffe feeding. Today we visited the animal hospital. Below is “Hootie” the screech owl….he has a neurological disorder and his neck twitches. He’s also missing a wing. What a mess.
We always visit the huge train system. Sienna runs around looking for trains and I am amused looking at all the details:
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.
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.
:: 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