Wednesday, April 30, 2008

And more elephants!

My oldest son's obsession with elephants shows no sign of waning, and when I saw a great deal on printed fleece, I started to search for something with elephants on it. I found this gorgeous shade of blue with the requisite elephants, plus other jungle animals, and he loved it as soon as he saw it.

Mother helped me with the collar, as she has yet to show me how to do it on my own! And there was enough leftover fabric for pants for Alexander. This is from a rub-off pattern she did.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When life gives you an extra long pair of plaid pj pants

Make shorts for everyone!

My husband received an extra long pair of pj pants. The pants were at least a foot too long, so I made them into shorts for him, and out of the leftover legs, made 2 pairs of shorts for the boys. I have yet to capture all three in their matching shorts, but I will persevere!

Friday, April 25, 2008

The red silk tunic

I wanted a dressy red shirt that I could wear with the plaid skirt below, so I made this pretty tunic. It's got pleats in the front, leaving plenty of room for the boobage, and the fabric is a gorgeous embroidered red, of course. It picks up the think red lines in the skirt and gives the whole outfit oomph. Loved this pattern, I will probably be making more of these in the near future.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The high waisted skirt

Ever since I saw this gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress, I knew I had to make a high waisted skirt. I didn't want to make the whole thing because I prefer the freedom to change the top, so I was happy to have one yard left of a black plaid material, because that's all I needed to make the skirt. The pattern is McCalls 5590 and couldn't be easier. I have a feeling that I will be making a few more of these skirts, because women with small waists, like me, look fricking AWESOME in high waist garments. And it just so happened that for my next project, I will be working on a dark red blouse, which will be fabulous with the skirt.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The sexy satin top

The shape of 2008, the collar neckline with the tunic-y bodice, made in a gorgeous, dark and mysterious green satin. It is the leftover fabric from an evening gown I am making. Super easy to make, even if satin is a bit tricky to work with. The pattern is actually for a dress, but it was no drama to shorten it to tunic length.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Somebody really needs to get married

This fall. Preferably not in a warm climate. Because this dress needs to be worn to some fabulous soiree. I fell in love with this embroidered brown velvet the moment I saw it, it has threads of gold and light blue and it is the most luscious thing ever. I made a dress from a pattern I have made before, yet another wrap dress, but in this incarnation it is gorgeous and sexy. The flower at the waist is the final touch.