Sewing for Friends and More Sewing for myself

Life has been busy here.  School is over tomorrow and I've been trying to get as much finished this week as possible since both my boys will be hanging out with me for the summer!

I've finished my "Craft it Forward" items and posted all but one of them today.  Thank you ladies for being sooooo patient : )   I'm embarassed to say it has taken me almost a year.  The past year has been busier that I would have ever dreamed but it is good!  I've had the opportunity to design and create lots of projects.

I finished this little set today!  A friend is having a baby girl -  and soon! I purchased the booty pattern quite some time ago from Beth at Weepereas.  It is a fabulous pattern - super easy to follow and fast to make.  The booties are reversible - you can't see from the photo but I used the ice cream print for the inside.
The peasant dress is a free pattern from Sew much ado.  It is available as a 0-3 month pattern for free and she also has larger sizes available for purchase.  It is also a wonderful pattern and I see myself making more of these sets for friends expecting baby girls.
The dress fabric is the Little Lisette line by Liesl & co. for Joann Fabrics and the Ice cream truck booties are Heather Ross fabric that came from some p.j's by Munki Munki.

Last week I was incredibly inspired to do some more sewing for myself. 
I made the adorable peasant top pattern that is a free download at Marth Stewart. 
Then I made another one - this time from a sheer georgette fabric - pictured above.  I narrowed the sleeves in order to fit the pattern on the amount of fabric I had on hand.  My next version will be short sleeves - perfect for summer!
 Anna at Noodlehead and Kerry at VeryKerryBerry posted the cutest tees from Skirt as top.  I headed on over to Skirt as top and printed out the pattern and instructions. 
It is a great pattern and the instructions are easy to follow. 

I made the blue one first and then went to a local fabric store and purchased the coral fabric.

The coral fabric is incredibly sheer and a bit had to work with. 
A little trick when working with very sheer fabrics - to help the fabric lay flat and keep from curling, spray with starch and iron.  It works like a charm!

I added the self knit trim on the arms - inspired by Anna!
  If you wish to do so, cut two strips 2" x 14" and follow the same instructions for the neckline.
I'm inspired to sew more - I can't wait to get started!


  1. Lovely makes Charise! I think I am going to add the band on the arms with my next scoop, yours looks great!

  2. Oh the little dress is adorable, but be still my heart - those cute shoes!!

  3. That little dress and booties are just too cute for words! That fabric for the booties is just perfect - oh, I wish cute fabrics didn't have to become "hard to find!"

  4. The baby dress and booties are so cute!!! Love the t-shirts but its been too long since I've made anything wearable. You just make so much. I hope you have fun with your boys this summer. Our kids, or in my case, grandchildren don't finish school for around another five or six weeks.

  5. Got my package today! Yippee! LOVE everything! Sorry to say the potholder will NOT be used for its intended purpose...WAY too pretty to get dirty/burnt...BUT it WILL be hanging up on the fridge for no-calorie eye candy :-)

    LOVE the booties and dress! I'm going straight away to check on the bootie pattern - I have a new little grandaughter that lives with us (oh, and so do her parents!) so I shall have to make some for her :-)

    Thanks again, and I will properly email my thanks as well :-)

  6. Love all the outfits, but I especially love the little girl's. We have a grand-daughter due in September, so I think I will check out the dress pattern and the bootie pattern, so cute!!!

  7. what a lovely post! I almost squealed when I saw the little popsicle dress and booties! I'm sure I'll have to make them too. I love your sheer blouse - just splendid!

  8. THAT dress with those baby shoes is TO DIE FOR!!!!! I love every thing about it! you are soooo talented!


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