Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Toddler dresses

We recently celebrated the 2nd birthday of my first grandbaby. Confused? LOL Though now that she is 2 years old I may have to stop calling her a baby. Naaaaaaaaaaaa! She will always be my baby.

Her latest favorite character is Sofia the First on Disney. I just happened to find some cute Sofia fabric at my local WalMart. I drew out slightly bigger bodice pieces (From her 12 month sized dress of last year) and voila' - a dress was born!

Her pet bunny Clover is on the fabric plus her bird Robin.

As long as I was stitching one dress I may as well make two - My Little Pony!!

I had some lavender lining left over from a formal so both bodices are lined.

I love all the colorful, sweet pony pairs.

These simple little dresses are quick afternoon project. I made a couple dozen for my girls as they were growing up. If the fabric was plain I would add ribbon trim, fun buttons or fancy stitching. Layer them with T's or turtlenecks and they become a year round wardrobe staple.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stitching Placemats

I took a week off of En Provence to stitch up some simple place mats for my son. He moved out a few weeks ago and realized he preferred place mats over tablecloths to protect his table. Until he priced place mats.

I made a reversible set of 12 from 2 yards of a blue print and 2 yards of a black print. I don't know what this pattern is called but it is very popular right now. The kids have a shower curtain and bath rugs in this same design. The fabric is so busy that I stitched the edge then a simple double rectangle in the middle.

My son is a big fan of the University of Oklahoma so when I spotted some OU cotton fabric at Walmart, I had to buy a couple of yards. For $9.97 a yard! Yikes!

I paired it with the last of a black bandanna print. There was just barely over a yard, so I had to squeeze to get 8 place mats. I made a couple of potholders from the scraps. The kids were delighted. I love having a family that appreciates my sewing :)