Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fashion show

Today was the fashion show and my two little models couldn't have been better!!! Holt entered his coloring page into the coloring contest and won first place!!!

The older little girl is the daughter of a friend of mine. Her grandmother had made that gorgeous dress (Emily Sew Beautiful #74)for this child's older sister, several years ago.
I thought she looked so beautiful in it and wanted to show it off!!!

Speaking of sewing for little boys. . . .

As I said in the previous post, sewing for little boys is so much more limited than sewing for little girls .I have worn out the appliqued/monogrammed Jon-Jon romper style, even though, being the classic that it is, I DO still love them.
I am constantly on the hunt for cute ideas for sewing for boys. So much so, that I have been sketching my own designs. I think that I have some "Great Ideas" (Holt's favorite expression!!) that would be the makings for a book. Of which, I would include patterns for these designs. However, I am not adept at pattern making, so this is wherein my struggles lie.
I am looking for advice, help and a point in the right direction for pattern drafting.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall sewing for Holt

I just discovered this adorable pattern and had to order it for Holt. If you have ever sewn for little boys, you know how limited the options are in styles, patterns and designs. This pattern is a little bit different than anything I have seen in a while, almost has a Euro look to it.
Anyway, I have the short pants made and I chose to line them as the fabric I used was rather flimsy. As it turns out, I think it would have made up fine without the lining. the short pants look black in my picture, but they are actually navy with ecru undertones.
About this pattern. Now, I always read through the directions before I make something and usually, I do it my way because I am somewhat a rebel in these matters. However, this time I did follow the directions to the letter, except for the lining. There were a couple of things I wish I had done my way. There is a dart right beside the button on the pants waist. The pattern calls for you to slash the dart open and gives no directions for finishing the the edges of the dart. I hate unfinished edges. I don't see the point of slashing the dart open. Maybe someone can enlighten me on that one!!!
I am working on the smocked shirt, which is white with ecru smocking.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Winner of the giveaway!!!!

The winner of the giveaway of the Christmas dress is:

Angie "sewingforall" on the Everything Sewing forum!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated!!!

To see a picture of this dress, Angie will have to make us a photo of her little one modeling it!!!!