Saturday, December 24, 2011
It's Christmas Eve but of course we will be all caught up in the morning with the frantic unwrapping of gifts and squeals of delight. So Merry Christmas to you!
You know I have to talk sewing for a moment!
The pattern for the shorts is Unella-Blomma and the pattern for the leggings are from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. The fabrics for the shorts can be found at Marie Madeline Studio here, here, and here the pattern for the shorts here, and the fabric for the leggings can be found here at Banberry Place.
The pattern is in German but I just used the online picture tutorial on Farbenmix's website. It too is written in German but if you bring it up in Google Chrome you can translated the pattern to your language there. It's not a perfect translation and will likely give you the giggles but it's helpful. And really there's not much to the construction so you should be able to follow the pictures easily.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Posted by Sew Pretty Dresses at 12/24/2011 11:36:00 AM
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Buy it. Seriously, I didn't have this pattern at the top of my list, it was on my radar but I have quite an um er long list of patterns I would like and this was on there somewhere down in the middle.
Corie pulled it out when I was at her house and told me in like two sentences how to assemble the skirt so I decided to give it a go. Oh gosh I love it! It looks so complicated in the picture with the partially gathered middle of the skirt but seriously it's NO BIG DEAL! Just one little extra step on both ends of the skirt pieces and the pocket is optional. I did quite a lot to the pocket that the pattern didn't require. I added the bells, the pleat in the front of the pocket and the ruffle trim. You don't have to do any of those and it will still be darling. Put the Farbenmix Uljana on your list! Better yet just buy it! They have it in the women's version too if you want to give it a whirl for yourself! I think you will really enjoy this pattern.
The leggings are from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. Really any legging pattern will do. I bought the knit from Corie as well but it looks as if she is out of it. If you have been looking for some reasonably priced knits, Corie has been stocking her racks with domestic knits. You should check out what she has going on there, lots of stripes and prints. Probably the fullest collection pf knit I have seen online from an indie shop. I keep finding things I cannot live without! Gosh she needs to move farther away! Haha! (We live very close to each other. I am so blessed!)
The main skirt fabric is something I bought years ago, I think before I had kids! Wow! The trim fabrics are from Riley Blake's Christmas Candy collection. Cute cute collection. I have something else in store from that collection I hope to get to very soon!
As for the t-shirt, I just embellished a tee from Old Navy.
Okay this week is the home stretch with class parties and such. Then a nice break. I cannot wait to hang out with my kids and turn off that alarm clock!
Posted by Sew Pretty Dresses at 12/11/2011 10:49:00 PM
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Alrighty! Here's the second pattern reveal for women! The Angie Dress! Modeled after Mary's Fancy Sash dress for girls in the Girl's World book, this dress is quick and easy to assemble and fashionably retro and comfortable. Getting into that 50's retro vibe that is found on all the hip women's online clothing websites, this dress gives you a great starting point in attaining that Betty Draper look. So before Don gets home download this pattern and whip up a darling dress that is sure to wow him!
Pattern features include optional sash and pockets. You choose your length and neckline and whether you wish for your binding to show or not. Great as a tunic or as a jumper you have a lot of options to choose from with this pattern. Get busy girls! He's boarded the train home!
Posted by Sew Pretty Dresses at 12/03/2011 10:00:00 PM
Oh gosh! I have sneak peaked it here and there trying to not put ants in everybody's pants and make Carla crazy, but now it's OUT! OUT OUT OUT! You have gotta get the Leighanna Pom Pom Dress pattern! Named after the daughter of Sis Boom tester, sample maker and friend Tom Jordan this dress is sure to please.
Seriously if you can make a peasant(you totally can you know!)you can make this darling little pom pom dress. I know I have raved about many patterns I just feel like this little dress is a breath of fresh air. It's so simple and quick to make, comes with so many options and the design is fresh. I love it. I recently put out my shingle at a teeeeeeeny show at my son's school and I put the Leighanna Pom Pom Dress out with the dresses I make that get the most complements and by far this dress stole the show.
I have one more to bubble about so hang tight! I need to have someone take a picture of it and that's all I am sayin'!
Posted by Sew Pretty Dresses at 12/03/2011 12:16:00 AM