My sweet girl- lately known as "princess love" around here- needs a dress. A dramatic, colorful, bold, girly dress is now a necessity ;) so, where do I turn? the internet, of course... where there are enough ideas and free tutorials to keep me busy for the rest of my life.
here are some that are inspiring me for my new project.
This past weekend, our dear neighbors invited the girls to come and play. They had a number of things to use for playing dress-up. So much fun. I have been wanting to fill up a box with dress-up things for a while now, and our play-date was just the motivation I needed to get back to brainstorming.
First thing on the list, of course, are these beautiful dress up wings I mentioned before. My Favorite! (from Eri at Llevo el Invierno via Prudent Baby)
Of course, we'll need a super-hero cape (like this one from Skip to My Lou, or this one from SIDAC via MADE, or this one from treasures for tots) and a princess dress (like this one from Crafterhours or this one from Make It and Love It).
While I probably won't make it all the way to Cali, I am dying for a road trip- some special time with my beautiful girls. Wouldn't this be the perfect addition for that car ride? So cute. Check out the tutorial from Julie of Joy's Hope at Lil Blue Boo.
p.s. there are magnets under that can to make it stay on the tray! clever Julie!
My beautiful neighbor just got her driver's license! We are excited and of course, needing to mark the occasion with a little sewing. What could be more perfect than a little wallet for that new and all important piece of identification?
Here are a few tutorials I have found to help me on my way:
SO excited about the sewing with knits series going on at noodlehead and luvinthemommyhood. My eldest will seldom wear anything that is not super soft and comfy. Today, Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional has the cutest tutorial... key-hole neckline, 3/4 length sleeves... sweet. And guess what? it's based on her raglan shirt tutorial! I've been looking for one of those. You crafty and generous blogging women make my day!!
Okay, so I know things have been a bit patchy and I haven't posted for a while... we moved and have had a difficult time getting our internet service working. But here is a little inspiration for you: Check out Ari Seth Cohen's great blog: Advanced Style
I want to make my little girl a dress and so I was, of course, browsing the internet for ideas and free tutorials. I ran across this adorable Spring Ruffle Top tutorial at Sew Mama Sew by Rae at Made By Rae. The tutorial is for a women's top, but with a few alterations it would make such a sweet little dress for my playful, sunny birthday girl. Now, if I could just find a few hours to make it happen...
A cluster of these would be the perfect idea for a southern porch. Can't you picture how cute one would be on a patio surrounded by assorted potted plants? so creative. i love it. from Killer B design. tutorial here.
While you are over at Grosgrain downloading your free pattern for the day, you have to check out the tutorials- Fantastic. The pictures themselves will make you want to put everything on your sewing list. Well done Kathleen. I LOVE it!
How creative and lovely is this skirt? (and so perfect in that mustard color) If I ever get over sewing for my family and decide to sew something for myself, something like this might be top of the list. Creative, original, and versatile... the Pinwheel Skirt from Elle Apparel (via UCreate) tutorial here.