Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My big great fabulous suit

This is the big one, the one project I've been dreading, the one I kept putting off and off because it scared the heck out of me.
I found this gorgeous linen blend fabric with floral embroidery, it just took my breath away. Every pattern I could find for suits were too intricate, i.e. too many pieces, and I just wanted a pattern with as few pieces as possible so I wouldn't have to butcher the fabric.

It's probably the last time I ever make a lined jacket, because let's face it, I live in fricking California, but it was good practice and the fabric does itch a little. I did have some help from mom, but COME ON! Look at it, it's my biggest and fanciest project thus far and I am super happy with it.

Now, someone needs to get married in the fall/winter so I can wear the thing :D

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Diego applique t-shirt

Well, I HOPE my oldest wears it to his 3rd birthday party, because it's a Diego theme, but let's face it, he'll wear whatever he wants to wear.

That's the last of it, I promise

These are the strappy summer top and full circle skirt I made with the rest of the sheet set. They came out pretty cute and just touching the light cotton makes me think of warm summer evenings and barbecue get togethers with friends.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A pair of pants for the little one

After I made my oldest a set of Diego fabric pjs, I had enough leftover fabric to make this pair of pants for his little brother. It was also my first time making a rub-off, where you take an existing garment and create the pattern from it. Considering it was a two-piece garment, it was hella easy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My Princess Giselle dress

If you've seen Enchanted, then you know that Giselle had a gift for making dresses out of household textiles - so when my sister gave me a set of sheets that didn't go with any of my bedroom colors, I decided to make like Giselle and make a dress. The pattern was super easy, only 4 pieces, and it's quite va-va-va-voom-ish, very Sophia Loren. Love it.