Friday, May 27, 2011

bow tie

i made a bow tie. instead of fabric for around the neck, i used elastic. this might be my baby shower gift for all my friends having boys this year. happy 1st birthday aaron!

Monday, May 23, 2011

new perspective

no more bad case of the mondays...


Thursday, May 19, 2011

exploring new territory...

since i've been more interested in knitting/crocheting and korean dramas lately, i haven't had much motivation to start sewing again. thankfully, i had 2 opportunities to get back in front of my machine again:

1. tailoring

i've been looking for part-time sewing jobs, but haven't had much luck since i lack the professional experience. i had the opportunity to put some of my sewing skills to work by tailoring don's pants and sweater. unfortunately, i didn't take any pictures. i had to unravel quite a bit until i figured out what i was doing wrong, but in the end, they came out better than expected. hopefully the next time don wears his pants, they stitches don't come undone. i sewed the stitch line pretty tightly so they shouldn't, but you never know.

2. children's clothing

i've been wanting to try sewing children's clothing for a while, but i've been lacking the opportunity. i've made the occasional baby shower gift of baby bibs and drawstring bags, but haven't branched into clothing. frankly, i know that if i make one for someone, then i'm going to have to make them for everyone i know. thankfully, all my friends are having boys this year except for one. for connie, i made a dress for london from this tutorial (minus the piping). it only took a few hours to make and wasn't as hard as i thought it would be. the only thing was that it's so small that it barely fit around my sewing machine.

one happy momma
i need some ideas for boy's clothing. dana from made celebrated boys and have lots of ideas. i might try making pants (those are pretty easy) and shirts. i have a few other things in mind for boys, but i'm keeping those a secret for now.