Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Same Pattern, Different Dresses!

I made these two dresses from the same pattern as the last two I posted. The pattern is from You Can Make This.

These two are a size 12-18 months. They're made from the same fabrics, but different placements. I have one more cut out from this pattern, then I'm moving on to a new one for awhile. It's just such a cute jumper/sundress pattern that I can't stop making it!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

Yes, it's another dress from You Can Make This! It's the same pattern I used for the candy corn dress, but I didn't do any stripwork. Instead, I cut a rectangle 15"x45" (the width of the fabric) and ruffled it using my ruffler foot for my sewing machine. (This is a size 3, by the way. You'd have to make the skirt longer or shorter depending on the size you make.) I did the same thing for the ruffle at the bottom using two strips that were 4"x45" and sewing them into one long strip before ruffling them.I also added a tie belt for the back using scraps of the yellow fabric. I didn't even measure them, but they came out just right.

Elmo was a bit of a challenge. I'd never used applique with embroidery, which this design requires. I think he came out ok, considering he was a first!

Next on my list: Mickey Mouse!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Candy Corn, Anyone?

I finished this dress this week and I love it! The pattern is from You Can Make This and was easy to follow. It even contains full size patterns in the download!

If you are interested in purchasing this particular dress, it's a size 6 and is $59, including the postage. It'd be really cute with a black, orange, or white turtleneck and a pair of leggings!