8.05.2008

I'm back!

I can't believe its been a week! This past weekend was my niece's 2nd birthday, so we headed to dallas for a long weekend to shop celebrate.


This is the outfit that I put together for her birthday gift. I appliqued an Old Navy t-shirt in the same way as I did here. I love the woodland creature craze that is going on right now - owls, deer, mushrooms, and birds are all over the place, and are perfect for applique


The bloomers pattern that I used previously was such a hit and fit my niece so perfectly, so I decided to use it for this outfit - I found the rose fabric at Hancock. To save time, I purchased a ruffled embellishment rather than make my own. From start to finish, these took 20 minutes


If you are just getting started with sewing clothing (like myself), I would definitely suggest looking for this pattern. It is satisfying yet quick and easy, and can be adjusted to various sizes; while I have never made them, it does offer a boy version as well. 


Our trip was fun and successful (a lot of back-to-school shopping was accomplished), but I am happy to get back to my regular schedule of craftiness.   

12 comments:

Lacy said...

So adorable and looks straight out of a boutique!!! Awesome work! I wish I could sew :(

AmyDe said...

So glad you had such a great time - can't wait to see the shopping finds. The outfit is of course completely adorable and inspiring. I've recently been introduced to the ruffle trim - gotta grab me some of that!

Also thanks for the pattern reference - it looks great and 20 minutes sound FAB!

Welcome back - relax and enjoy!

aimee said...

it was hot here last week. did you survive the heat? or should i say the humidity. glad you had a good time. i wish my girls still could wear things like that. so cute!!!!

Mikki said...

what an adorable outfit. I may have to try a couple pairs of those pants for my daughter. She want's some capri's for the upcoming school year. BTW, I'm hosting a give-away on my blog. Stop by and check it out if you'd like.

michelle said...

So adorable! You make me want to start stitching on everything around here! Where did you find the cute deer shape?

Lezlie said...

Can you tell me where to find the boy pattern? So cute!

Graham Shenanigans said...

I have this pants pattern, bought it at a upscale fabric shop in Montgomery, AL. It is one of my favorite pants patterns ever!! So versatile. I love the deer applique! It is too cute!! Great job!

Cassie said...

Okay this is an absolutely adorable outfit. Did you use a pattern for the bloomers? I also loved your name badge protector scrap book.

Kristin said...

Lezlie,
the boy pattern comes with the girl pattern, just without the ruffles and with a side cargo pocket.

Candace C said...

I just wanted to say "hi" as I just found your blog through Rocks in my Dryer from the pottery barn knock-off decoupages. :) Anyway, I love all your crafts, and I also put a little link in my entry back to your entry on the decoupage things you made a few months ago. I will definitely be back to visit...I love your stuff!

Candace
www.hismercyisnew.com

chseroo said...

YOU are awesome! I wish I had a little of your talent. I can't even thread a sewing machine. :(

And trust me, I've tried to learn. I've had great teachers, I just can't seem to pick up on it.

Anyway, just wanted you to know I'm loving your blog. So glad I found it.

***Monica

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