Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Autumn Leighanna

With the Autumn leaves changing colors, it dawns on me that the craft show is looming in the very near future. That's when I was struck with panic, seeing as my goal of having thirty items at the craft show would be virtually impossible. I'll be lucky with half. Sigh.
I'm pretty horrible with procrastination, but I actually have reasons for being so behind. With Hunny in school full time, it seems Monkey's made it her mission to make sure I'm not lonely, or missing the older one. She's also pretty lonely with out her, so she's looking for me to fill the void.
I am managing to sew a few things, so I'm going to print out a photo book and bring it along as well, so that people can order things as well.
In the meantime, I'm hurriedly sewing all the quick sews that I've got in my pattern stash. One of my favourites for colder weather is the Leighanna. I had a pretty floral print in autumn colours in my stash, and I actually bought it with the Leighanna in mind.
It looks big on my four year old, because it's a 5/6 size, but my oldest was in school, so I used my youngest as a model. It is cut on tunic length, because tunics and tights seem to be really in right now.
The Leighanna has a slit that is usually in the center and finished with a bow, but I wanted to change things up, so I moved it to the side, and added some non-functional buttons alongside the slit. Since the neckline is elastic, it doesn't matter if they're non-functional.
I actually wanted it to be long sleeved, but unfortunately, I didn't purchase enough of the print for that. Alongside the Tobago, this is one of my fave staple patterns, since it sews up in about an hour, and is super cute! 
Now that I've gotten a little more sewjo, it's time to tackle those Barbie/American Girl tents that I've got cut out. Thanks for stopping in, and check back in the next week or so if you're curious how those tents turn out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Women's raglan, sweater dress style

Finally, I can share my raglan sweater dress that I made for myself last week. I'd have shown it sooner, but thanks to living in a very rural area, my internet was having issues. Ok, so mostly the issues were due to me hitting my data limit, but hey, it's really low, and I love browsing. So sue me!

This was such a quick sew, and I love how it turned out. I got the fabric from the clearance shelf of a local Fabricland. To be honest, since Canada has quite high fabric prices, and I'm on a really tight budget, most of my fabrics come from the clearance shelves. The ones that don't, come from sales, lol.

Anyway, back to hooded sweater dress. I wasn't planning on making a sweater dress, per say. I cut it on tunic length, forgetting to factor in my shortness, and voila! sweater dress! I could have cut it shorter, but I only checked the length after fussy cutting my pocket. It doesn't matter though, because with our short chilly falls, and long cold winters, I'm loving it as it is! The chill is already setting in, with the world ablaze in flaming fall colours. You might guess that I love fall, it's my favourite season!

Sidetracked again! Well, since I had some leftover fabric, that wasn't enough to sew my cuties anything to wear, I decided to sew a raglan for an 18 inch doll, for the craft show coming up. I'd sew it for my cuties, but they haven't embraced the doll thing, I'm still hoping to get them into it, yet.
That's all, for now. I've got a bunch of things cut out and ready to sew, but I couldn't find my sewjo, and I thought sewing myself something might bring it back. It worked, now to get on those UFO's and I've also got some projects on the cutting board that I can't wait to share! Thanks for stopping in!