Monday, April 28, 2008

Sew and Share

Sorry guys....kinda left you hanging again, didn't I? Not sure if you care, but I do have a fairly decent excuse or two! I'm going to separate all the excitement of the last week or so into a couple different posts, just so not to overwhelm anyone. :)


Okey dokey, here goes.... I got inspired to "whip up" some fun, easy summer clothes for Mallory.

Look ma, I can shir (shirr?) ! I've actually never shirred before, but it needed to be done. I followed this tutorial and increased the size as I thought I would need to for Mallory's measurements. However, this shirt is apparently has a quite roomy fit, so in order for her to wear it before she's FOUR, I shirred a few rows around the chest to make it fit a little snugger. It worked pretty well, if I do say so myself. (Although if you look at the shirring, it probably isn't blue ribbon quality.)


And this is the gorgeous model, posing oh so cooperatively. Snort.


This second shirt I actually bought a pattern for, so I can't send you to free instructions, sorry. I think it's super cute and the size turned out a little more true. That is a very good thing, as this one would be a bit more difficult to rescue, I think. Without further ado...Mallory's "moo" shirt!



And finally, here's the little baby quilt I made for my friend Jessica. Her little girl is now 2 months old, so I figured she needed a 2 month birthday present! Okay, I actually ran across the kit while shopping for other fabric and it was just perfect as she has a green and brown car seat, too. I had a little snafu with my fabric shrinking too much when I pre-washed it, but I found some nice soft and fuzzy material that made it even better.


There. Hopefully in the next day or two, I can post the ton of pictures I have of our new addition. Nothing like a little suspense to keep you checking in, eh? ;)

Oh, and Jay, I didn't forget about your tag...honest!

10 comments:

Mom said...

WOW! You definitely put me to shame, Brenda. I struggle forever to get 1 project done....

The "moo" shirt is cute...

jilltan said...

I love love love the Momm shirt -- just too cute!

Amy said...

CUTE shirts Brenda! Have you ever seen those pillow case dresses? They are SUPER cute, and look way easy. Just google pillow case dress- I have seen them on esty too (so you can get an idea of them!) Oh and yes, I check your blog all the time for up-dates, just so you know we love reading it!

Brenda said...

I did make M a pillowcase dress for V-Day, Amy. And I raided our local thrift shop for some cute pillowcases to sew up later, too! :)

Jay said...

Great work! Love that top shirt, so mod! Woot!

SarahRachel said...

Those are way too cute! and the blanket is gorgeous! I love the colors!!!

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