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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall wardrobe for Gracie - completed!

Here is Gracie's Thanksgiving Day look...Ottobre shirt with Burda pants. I got the fabric for both of these at the Patsy Aiken outlet. I love that place!
 How long has her hair gotten?? The pink pants are a nice basic.
 While the purple top looks great with the pink pants, it really goes well with the Hello Kitty skirt. She just loves Hello Kitty.
 I thought I had the owl dress done, but I decided it needed something and I went back and added the orange layer under the geometrically cut portion at the bottom. I think it gives it needed visual weight.
Gracie just can't stop with the cheerleader poses - lol. This outfit is from the 1/2008 Ottobre. (The tee is from Old Navy.)
 I substituted snaps for buttons...set 11 sets of snaps for the whole outfit!
The vest is lined in a raspberry pink interlock.

Of course, the best part of this is that I can now sew for ME!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sleeping Beau...uh, Rapunzel


 A preview of Rapunzel (Ree-ANN-punzel as Gracie calls her)...more details and a review coming soon, but this is what you get when late night Mommy needs a model fitting after bedtime. After all, the preschool party is tomorrow!

I adapted the dress so there is no zipper needed - not easy, but worthwhile!

Like Kadiddlehopper noted, the hair directions are a mess. I'm going to just out her hair up and make it work.
Mommy, I'm tired!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sewing guilt, mommy guilt

I have a couple of projects for Gracie in progress. I had intended to make a few things for fall for Benjamin. I ended up just hitting some sales yesterday for him. Work has been exceptionally crazy and it bothers me that I haven't been able to get the things I wanted to do for my own children done.

I really want to work on a few new pieces for my own wardrobe. I have a lot of lovely new fabrics calling my name, but again...mired in work. Arrrghhh!!!!!!!!

Maybe once we get past Halloween I can clear the backlog in a number of places. I have to confess that the only Halloween costume I am making is Gracie's Rapunzel outfit. I have the hairpiece done, but need to cut and sew the dress - that is on tap for later today.

Someday soon I will hopefully have some new things sewn to post...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sew much fall sewing for Gracie!


This top is from the cover of Ottobre - Spring 2011. It has been on my must-sew list for awhile, but living in the South, there was no need to make it for Spring. I think it makes an adorable top for Thanksgiving, though!

Patsy Aiken fabrics - esp. the knits - are some of my favorite fabrics to sew with!
Farbenmix top, Ottobre skirt - no a match, but modeled together for sake of efficiency...lol. This is Gracie's cheerleader pose.

Farbenmix's Josephin is a really cute dress - the belt was fun to make.
I love the Vida dress - this is the 3rd time I have made it! The top is a from a McCall's pattern.
Farbenmix Rachel - need to make some leggings to go with this one.
Some more fall goodies - and a winter dress!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Owl be seeing you this fall

What will the stylish four year old be wearing? Owls of course! I have been working on another outfit with an owl applique in addition to this cute top which is a perfect match to a clearance denim skirt I found at Gymboree this weekend!

I still have a big pile of Gracie clothing in progress, but I wanted to share a few of the completed pieces she has yet to model. (She wasn't feeling terribly cooperative after I got these pictures.)

Not necessarily meant to be worn together, but they are both cute in warm fall colors. The print on the top was from a scrapbag at G Street Fabrics.

All McCall's patterns & Patsy Aiken fabrics here.

...and an embroidery close-up.

I can't wait to see this one on her - the turkey turned out so cute in soft velour applique!

I have a matching yellow top in progress to this Farbenmix Vida dress.

I still have quite a bit left to sew and then we will play dress-up with Gracie!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I am officially a cool mom...

because my daughter Gracie is featured in this article at nymag.com about Street Style Outliers

The dress is from an Ottobre mag pattern!