Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ruffle butt leggings!

Inspired by Ruffle Butt brand's new line of super cute leggings, I decided to make my own out of an old pair of leggings + some white tulle I had laying around.


LOOK HOW CUTE THAT IS! They're really easy to make too. I had white tulle off a bolt, so I cut 6 strips about 1.5"wide by however wide the fabric was (I'm pretty sure it was 40", like most fabrics). Then I cut those strips in half so I had 12 strips about 1.5" wide by 20". I layered 4 of the strips together and gathered them like a regular ruffle. Then I pinned them on an old pair of leggings (about 1" from the bottom of the elastic waist, and about 1" apart) and sewed them down with a zig zag stitch. I think they probably took me a total of 30 minutes to make, minus eating dinner and changing the baby. I'd really like to make a couple different colors, maybe some for gifts...because more babies NEED ruffle butts!

My first loopy bow!

I made this ^
To match this ^ super adorable Gymboree dress I got on sale :D

My first loopy bow! I think it turned out alright compared to my failure of a pinwheel bow made the same day. But I won't be posting pics of that XP

Monday, September 13, 2010

Super hero cape!

I finished my first project for this blog, a cape for my little super hero :) She had to try it out right away by playing in the rain lol

I only had to buy the yellow fabric, the rest of the supplies I had laying around the house. $2.50 is a pretty good bargain for hours of imagination!

If you try to make one, I have one tip: When using the zig zag stitch to attach the circle applique to the back, make sure to do it through BOTH layers of fabric or else it bunches up like mine did. Now I know for next time!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hi! I'm new here.

I've been trying to get this blog set up for weeks and haven't been able to get much accomplished! I forgot how hard it is to chase after a very active, crawling, puts EVERYTHING in her mouth, 9 month old...while also keeping a 3 year old busy and happy :P I have a lot of projects I want to do and hardly any time to do them *sigh*. I think my next big project is going to be a t-shirt to toddler dress for the 3 year old. I'd also like to hit up the thrift store this week to get some reconstruction material for myself and maybe the girls. Then I need to start on the Halloween costumes (fairy princess or Ewok for the 3 year old lol, Rainbow Brite for the baby!). That's just the beginning of my list! Hopefully I can create a tutorial or two along the way. I LOVE googling tutorials, so it would be nice to give back :)
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