Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What Would You Do With. . . 1 yard of fabric

In a fun turn of events, Aubrey and I decided to pick fabric out for each other.  I picked something that reminded me of Aubrey's style.  She did the opposite and picked something for me that she knew I would never pick for myself!  Which turned out to be fun.  It's fun to get pushed outside of your comfort zone.

I decided to make a little spring play dress for Olivia.  And I thought it would be fun to add these to the shop.  Since I only have 1 yard of this, I'll continue putting them in the shop, but with different fabrics. 
She was singing Frozen.  She thought I was taping her.  #BadMom

Ready to be done with pictures.  Oh, yes that is a chalk drawing behind her. At least it will wipe off!
I did have enough fabric for two dresses (Aubrey and I both admitted that 1 yard of fabric ended up being more than we thought it would be!) and so I thought it would be fun to give the second one away today!  It will be available in sizes 2T-5T.  Do you have a daughter, niece, granddaughter or friend?  This would be such a fun Easter gift! (but probably not fancy enough for a church Easter dress)

The one pictured is Olivia's dress.  If I could do it over again I don't think I would have dropped the waist so much.  So I'll definitely fix that in the one I give away and in the other dresses for my shop!  And a little confession about Olivia's dress that should have been on my confessions post, my machine broke so I wasn't able to hem the skirt.  I just used some fusible hem tape!  But I'll be getting my machine fixed soon. 

Also, if you have any fun blog posts about sewing/crafting with a yard of fabric (or less, like this dress) link up!  I don't care if it's an old post, it would still be fun to see some project ideas.

Next month's WWYD is 1 dozen eggs.  Don't feel like you need to use them to cook, think Easter and show us your best decorations!

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9 comments:

  1. What an adorable dress and wow she looks like she has grown! I did notice that chalk drawing behind her... haha! Darn kids! I can't wait to see what Aubrey has done with her fabric. I love sewing, wish I had more time to do it!

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    1. It's a time consuming hobby for sure!!

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  2. if i could sew half as well as you, i would have made something super adorable like this. i made so many mistakes in my projects and didn't even correct them. except when i sewed the elastic inside out on the skirt. i had to fix that.

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    1. Your things were SO CUTE!! And this was super easy, I can teach you :)

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    2. It's probably kind of like the skirts I made??? Now we must have sewing night soon!

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  3. When did you start doing this as a link up? My schedule at work is going back to 8 to 5 so hallelujah I can rejoin the blogging world. I'll have to do the next challenge!

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    1. Suzzie!!! I have missed you! I can't wait to start reading your blog again :) We made it a link up last month, but no one really links up (YET!)

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  4. And I LOVE the dress. And how cute is your model?!? I know that goes without saying but had to say it anyways.

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