Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dusting off the Sewing Machine...

So I dusted off my sewing machine - I don't think it's seen the light of day since the summer...Anyways, I have a new New Years Resolution - I am not going to buy any gifts for anyone this year - or I'm not going to buy the "whole" gift - I'm going to have to make some part of it. Which means more crafting. But I have ulterior motives - 1) It keeps me off the couch (except for my knitting), 2) It keeps me from eating, 3) It keeps my mind creating!

So first up is our niece's birthday: I found this beautiful Alexander Henry fabric on the remnant table and paired it with some fabric I bought for a dress that I was going to make LO (don't worry, I saved the Alexander Henry fabric for a dress for LO - it's the top fabric).

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The "bloomers" for underneath - I thought the dress would be too short:
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Now to finish that mei tai for my cousin and the dress for LO.

Update: This is the one I made LO this past summer - it was a little big and it's meant to grow with her:
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It makes a complete circle:
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Here is the tute to make the dress - it takes a while, but it's well worth it in the end!

4 comments:

Carla said...

Cute!!!! It is beautiful - great job Crystal!

The Comin Family said...

I love these dresses!!!!

Amy said...

Crystal, you are so talented! Gorgeous work!!

Camilla said...

i love that it makes a circle! perfect for twirling!! Those are the kinds of dressed i loved as a little girl. you are so talented, I would have no idea how to make those!