Saturday, December 1, 2012

Plaid Baby Girl Outfit

My sister, Willow, is expecting her first baby in February, and her baby shower is coming up so I wanted to make her something, because that's what I do.  I had a piece of purple, blue, and gray plaid that she had picked out a long time ago when she wanted me to line a jacket for her.  She never gave me the jacket to be lined so I still had the fabric sitting in my stash.  Since she's using purple and turquoise for her colors, it was the perfect opportunity to use the fabric, especially since I already knew she liked it as she picked it out.  Here's what I ended up with:

I used Simplicity Pattern 2572 for the jacket.  It's completely reversible with solid black on one side and the plaid fabric on the other.

The onesie is hand dyed and then I appliqued a plaid star on it because my sister really likes stars.

I used Lily Girl's Ruffle Skirt Pattern by Viola Lee for the plaid skirt.  The skirt is definitely my favorite part!

For the headband I used GG Design's Stitch & Stack Stars Felt Stitchies.  I used the plaid fabric for the top and felt on the bottom.  I added the purple button to give it a little something extra.

I think the whole thing turned out absolutely adorable!  I just love ruffle skirts and it turned out extra adorable in the plaid!  I really hope it fits well (because that's always my biggest concern with sewing for a baby that hasn't been born yet) and that she loves it as much as I do!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black & Plum Sewing Apron

A Great Big Happy Birthday to my Best Friend, Stephanie!  Since we used to be sewing buddies (before she moved away) I thought I would make her a fun sewing apron for a birthday present!


I used Moda's Half Moon Modern Sewing Room: Sewing & Craft Apron Tutorial.  Everything I used I had in my stash, which was nice.  I think the colors looks really nice together.  I wish the solid in the waist band was a little bit closer of a match to the polka dot fabric but I don't think they look bad together.  As you can tell I have a thing for polka dots!  I think I have more polka dots in my stash than anything else!  I hope she loves it as much as I love it!  I really need a sewing apron myself, so it was hard to package this one up and send it off, but package it up I did...

...and add a little handmade gift tag!  I hope you love it, Stephanie, and I hope you have the best birthday ever!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Baby Blanket for Liam

My sister also asked me to make a blanket for her sister-in-law's new baby, Liam.  She really likes blankets for her babies with satin binding so, of course, that's what we used.  It's fleece on one side and cotton on the other.  I also appliqued his name on the blanket.  I think this blanket turned out very cute.  I love the stripes and the fleece should be nice and snuggly for baby Liam!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Blanket for Olivia

My sister's friend is having a baby girl and my sister asked if I could make a blanket for her to give to her friend.  I said yes, of course.  We went to the store and picked out this adorable polka dot micro-corduroy.  I just love the way it turned out!  My first instinct would have been to do the ruffle pink but I'm just loving the way the lime green looks!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Little Fox Skirt

My best friend, Stephanie's, baby girl, Alyssa, turns 1 year old today.  Since I can't be there to celebrate with her, I made her this cute little outfit.  Well I made the skirt anyway and I embellished the shirt.

The skirt is just a simple elastic waist skirt, but how cute is that fabric!  It's flannel, which is a little unorthodox to make a skirt out of, but those little fox faces just begged to be made into a skirt.  I also added a little ruffled glitter ribbon to the neckline of the store bought shirt just to make it a little more special!  Then I wrapped it up in some tissue and made this cute little fox gift tag...

I love this fabric!  Maybe I'll go get some more to make pajama pants for my girls.  I hope Alyssa (or at least her mom) enjoys the outfit.  Happy 1st birthday, Alyssa!  I hope it's amazing!