Friday, April 24, 2015

Cinderella T-Shirt Knock-Off

Did any of you get to see the live action Cinderella movie recently? I was fortunate enough to and I LOVED it. It was so cute. 

 I saw this shirt a little while after and I knew I wanted to try to make it.

This was my grand experiment. I wish I had done a better job making a copy of the original but this will do. 

 I thought this shirt was the perfect almost periwinkle color.

 I did a straight stitch for the sequins and then a zig zag stitch to attach the shoe to the shirt. It was the only way I could get it to work for me!

I did get this fluffy skirt for 60% off! Too bad my husband thought it was awful. Also too bad, I don't care! I love it!

I tried it with this skirt too and it was more acceptable to mi amor. Then I wore this shirt for the rest of the day. I'm going to call it a win!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Anna's Coronation Dress Hack!

 So I am a super girly girl who LOVES costumes. I have been this way since I was a little kid. I always dreamed of having different play dresses that looked like they were from movies I watched (especially the ones from "Slipper and the Rose". The costumes on that show were intense!).

 My kids love Disney movies and I couldn't help myself. I found a pattern for this green dress and I had to make it. It is the following (called S0748 where I'm from).

 There were so many details to this dress! It was a labor of love, but the just the thought of doing the small, intricate, never ending patterns in applique on the ribbon gave me a headache!

 So I decided to take a short cut. I purchased a flower stencil and painted the design on the ribbon. I call it a "hack" but it still took me hours! And I couldn't make it look flawless I'm afraid. Still, it is done! I probably never would have finished if I had tried it the other way!

 My little one loved it! She was jumping up and down so much when she saw it, it warmed my heart.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kitty Bib

I made a kitty bib because, well, I could. It was a big hit!

I blogged twice in a week! It's a miracle!

Now I'm working on lots of projects but I'm trying a new sewing technique, if you will. I am doing all the prep work for several projects all at the same time. Cutting out several patterns at the same time. Washing different fabrics at the same time. Ironing fabrics all at once. Cutting patterns all at once. So far I like it! I've heard it is a time saver and so far it has been!