Friday, June 13, 2008

Mama Made

I have been sewing lately! I have been perfecting the boppy cover and am happy with what I have so far - havent' taken pics yet though.

THIS is what I've been hard at work on lately though

This was by far the most complicated dress I've sewn. It is taffeta, and fully lined (bodice and skirt) with a petticoat of tulle to give the skirt some lift. ADORABLE but a real PITA, especially when it came to the zipper, which is still not the way I really want it but it is at least functional now. I love the trim around the front (it's tiny but if you click on the pic to view larger you will see it) and the giant it! This one is for Luci to wear to a wedding we have coming up in a week.

The real fun comes in that I'm making another for our Chicago trip this summer....except that one will be white with red accents.

I also need to hem Toby's dress pants as they fit in the waist but hang three inches too long...I hate how companies have such different sizing!

I am knitting a beanie hat right now...cute! The a/c has been out of whack the last few days so it's been too hot to do any knitting or sewing but now that it's cooled off in here I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Toddler Socks

I finally got around to making a pair of toddler socks! I thought these were way cute. I do think they were a little big around, and a tad short, so they may not last until fall when pants weather hits (they really aren't socks to wear with shorts, although the little man decided they worked great with a tshirt, jean shorts, and his brown loafers yesterday, LOL! What can I say, he has daddy's fashion sense, or lack thereof).

These were from a partially used skein of sock yarn, so I'm seeing if I can get a newborn hat out of the rest of it. I'm trying to destash a little...ROTFLMAO, yeah, because that happens. More yarn! More yarn!