Make picture frames from old wood: tutorial

So this has nothing to do with fabric but I wanted to share what my husband built because on pinterest I’ve seen a lot of people making things from old wood, repurposed wood, reclaimed wood etc. We first got this idea when we went on vacation in Florida and there was this huge, I mean HUGE mirror with a thick frame made out of old trims and there was also a picture frame too in a boutique shop we wentRead more

Modkid CAROLINE

I was more than thrilled to test this new pattern CAROLINE from Modkid.  I just can’t pass up making a fancy/party dress for my daughter even if she doesn’t really have a place to wear it (yet!). The details on this dress are to die for…look at this pintucked bodice… Pleated hem…. I used silk dupioni for both fabrics,  A teal green and brownish gray.  At first I wasn’t too crazy about my color choices but putting them together, IRead more

Wedding keepsake, made into a quilt/wallhanging <3

So I’m approaching my four year wedding anniversary and I finally decided I needed to finish my wedding keepsake.  At my reception, we had everyone sign and leave messages & sweet reminders for us on about 8″ square fabrics. Then, my mom hand embroidered each note.  She also took pictures from my wedding and turned them into sketches to outline them.  We had a hard time finding a program to turn them into sketches, then, my SIL Jane told me about Crayola.com.  You canRead more

Heidi and Finn – Chevron Dress for kids

Have you seen all those fabulous chevron dresses for women?  I have!!!  Well, Heidi and Finn modern wears for kids has made a chevron pattern for the kiddos!!!! This was the first time I have ever made an outfit from their patterns and I am thoroughly impressed!  Not only did the pattern fit my daughter perfectly, their directions were so easy to understand.  I am not an expert when it comes to knits, so I found all their tips very helpful. Read more

Make your daughter a swimsuit!!!

Ok so I’ve sewn ALL my life but haven’t worked with a lot of knits and swimwear but I’m on a mission to try it ALL and so should you!!  I have to say it was pretty darn easy to make this and I WILL be making more swimwear and rashguards! So the pattern I used was Create Kid Couture’s Naomi swimsuit pattern http://www.createkidscouture.com/naomis.  I found the navy fabric and lining at Joann’s and the pink and white fabric atRead more

MODKID’s new PDF pattern JOSIE

This is MODKID’s new PDF pattern JOSIE.  This dress is THE perfect back to school dress but just as perfect for a 2 year old (21 month old). This is an A-line dress with cap sleeves and 3 buttons in the back.  It was so easy to get on and off of her, which is important at this age!! My favorite part….the cute cap sleeves! It was a very quick sew and I just LOVED how it turned out!!! I madeRead more

The Gold Dress

So for her formal wear in the pageant (That we didn’t get to go to) I wanted to find a pattern and fabric that would be more elegant and sophisticated than the normal cupcake dresses you see in most pageants so I found this pattern by Violette Field Threads called Bridgette.  http://violettefieldthreads.com/collections/dress-patterns/products/bridgette-dress-sewing-pattern.  Then I when to High Fashion Fabrics in downtown Houston and found the most beautiful gold fabric!     I was so excited for her to wear this dress andRead more

Brie’s Red, White, and Blue Pageant Casual Wear

So after Hospital stays and ER visits Brie didn’t get to go to her Texas state pageant but I worked SO SO hard on her outfits I needed to at least take pictures!!! To start with I made her some custom ruffle flip flops.  I found this blog on how to make them http://www.themotherhuddle.com/tutorial-diy-ruffle-flip-flops-sandals/.  This is the flip flops I bought at the children’s place. So I started doing it like she said but when I was finished the knotsRead more