Friday, January 06, 2012

New Duds

For Christmas, I really wanted to make my kids cute outfits and show them off at church. I mean, that's the point of making kids clothes, isn't it? To show off a tad? But unfortunately it didn't get done before Christmas. I had the fabric washed and ready to go, so working on it this week totally counts as a UFO.

First up is the little dress for Ginger:

 For those with a keen fabric eye, I used some DS Quilts fabric found at Joann's. I used a coupon (of course!) so I think I paid about $5 a yard. In total, the dress will end up being around $11. I still need to add buttons and do the hem stitch on the bottom. I used the Oliver + S Playdate Dress pattern. I love it because it has maximum style for minimum time. I think it took about 4 hours start to finish for this cutie.

Next is this cute skirt for Mini-me:
Same DS Quilts fabric. I used a Simplicity pattern for this, I think it was a Hillary Duff pattern. It was also very easy and Mini-me is so excited to wear it. I still need to get the elastic for it. What I like about this pattern is that the skirt is plenty long. I hate little girl skirts that are inches above the knee. Their underwear is constantly showing and it's just too short. An 8 year old does not need to show off that much leg.

Still on the list of things to make is a tie for Patch. I think I'm going to use the gold that's on the yolk of Ginger's dress. And I also need to do something for Ginger. I have a larger DS print that has the purple as the background that I can use a skirt. I can also do just a headband for her, if she feels she's too mature to coordinate like that.

All I know is I should have majored in Home Ec in college. It would have been much more useful than my Humanities major.


Johanna said...

Love that dress for Ginger! I wish I had the time to make one for myself.

Candice @ Made With Love said...

The dress and skirt are adorable!!! Oh, and regarding your major (and my major!!!), hindsight is 20/20!!! ;)

Unknown said...

cute projects!! Way to go on the finishes!!

Unknown said...

They look great!

Quilts and bags I can do, but clothing... I haven't figured it out yet. :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

The dress and skirt look fantastic! Show 'em off!!

Thimbleanna said...

You're too funny! After all, you never know just how much humanities you're exercising in the raising of those kiddos. Very cute sewing!

Mama Pea said...

Story of my life. By the time I get it finished, it doesn't fit her any more.