My baby girl is growing up! This week I had an itch to do some garment sewing and Chloe really wanted a new dress... so we're calling this her Easter dress for this year. Heaven knows that this time next month something will come up and I'll be so glad it's already done. :)
And she really is growing up too fast for me! She and I browsed my Ottobre Design sewing magazines together looking for inspiration for her new handmade dress and nothing in the children's issues interested her. We found this lovely fitted dress in Women's issue 02/2015 (it's design #15) and the little pleated jacket in Women's issue 02/2014 (design #8). I love my subscription so much!
Luckily, Chloe fit the smallest size and the only alterations I had to do were remove some of the length in the bodice and the skirt. I shortened the jacket about an inch also. Perfect!
It was another chance for sewing an invisible zipper too! They are my favorite.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.
I love to have little sketchbooks or art journals handy for when inspiration strikes, so that's what I decided to make. These little journals are so pretty that I'm sure they will inspire me all by themselves. Read on for a tutorial so you can make your own.
Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) so by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding!
Sew up a cute little bag to fit inside your purse - voila! Organized purse!
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I know, I know... you probably think that I am oblivious to the fact that it is summer because I have been posting so much about Christmas! It is much more likely that I am trying to wish away our 90 degree Florida summer weather, he he.
Here are some of the latest projects that readers have sewn up using my free sewing patterns. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me! I’ll link each photo to the sewing pattern or tutorial for that project.