Friday, April 4, 2014

OH NO! Guess Where I Have Been?

I have not kept up with my blog.  Yes, I am a bad blogger.  I am not even sure you could call me a blogger, since I don't blog on a regular schedule.  Maybe I am a half blogger.  Who knows?  I know I am at a loss for words.  Therefore, I have not been posting. 

Since my last post, things around the sewing room have picked up.  My projects have fallen into the deep hole of CHEVRON.  Chevron is the big fabric choice of the year.  Everything, from dresses to scarves, comes in some color of chevron.  Who would have thought years ago that people would make fabric that has the same pattern as this guy's shirt? If you think about it, the chevron pattern is just like Charlie Brown's zig zag. 

Seriously, I have been enjoying working with this fabric.  It is so cute with the colors.  I have also been messing with the bishop dress that has a solid white at the top.  Here is my finished product that I managed to figure out.

The picture on the left is the front of the dress.  The picture on the right is the back of the dress.  This was not too difficult, once I figured out how to pleat.  The only bad part was that I broke a few pleater needles.  Man those things are expensive.  I have been thinking about possibly writing a post about how I made these, but that will take some time to get my thoughts organized. 

Of course, once I finished this dress, I had someone interested in purchasing this one for a niece. The best part is my customer needed this dress to have a little sister dress to match.  So, here it is:

Now, these flowers on these dresses are so cute, but they are hard on the eyes to smock.  Each flower is a combination of at least 2 or 3 colors.  I spent the day making sure I got each row correct, but they turned out so very cute.  Also, if you notice the big sister dress has some little critters that join the flowers.  Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I also named each flower.  My daughter thought I was crazy.  Hmmm, I guess I might be, because, after these dresses, I moved on to Flip Flops.

The Flip Flop plate is another one of my favorites.  I just love the way the smocking gives the dress a summer look.  It reminds me of the beach.  This dress, however, was not going to be a bishop.  I wanted to try a pattern that I have not made.  OH MY!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this one was, and how sweet it looked on my little model.  So, I will let the pictures tell you. 

Seriously, this dress is so adorable.  It is a halter dress and has two ties in the back.  I already have an order for 2 more.  They will be for 2 BFF's.  One is going to be like this one, and the other is going to be in a Turquoise Blue.  Do you know how hard it is to find Turquoise Blue Chevron?  It is like looking for a lost treasure.  However, I did finally find my fabric.  So, now I just have to get smocking.

In between the girls outfits, I had a customer that requested a romper for a little boy.  I don't know if you know this, but there is little to choose from for little boys.  However, this customer made a great choice.  The pictures below are not the finished product, but they are almost complete.  The outfit just needs some buttons on the back and my favorite zipper in the legs instead of snaps. 

I loved these trucks.  Seriously, boys of all ages love trucks.  Even my husband.  He just had to sell his truck and get a smaller car.  He is still missing that truck.  This outfit is for a 2 year old boys birthday.  He is going to be super cute sporting this at his birthday party.  Can't you just see it?

OOPS, I almost forgot another one of my new items.  This is a top with string ties and denim shorts.  This one has Alice smocked on the top.  Once again, I had a great model for this outfit. 

This is thanks to some cute little friends and a great photographer.  My husband is amazing. 

So, if you are interested in any of these outfits, feel free to contact me through my etsy shop, through my Facebook Page, or just comment right here.  We can then begin to create something special for you and your little one. 

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