Where do you get your fabric?
Of course I am a lover of Amy Butler, and Heather Bailey. I so wish I could afford a piece of every style... but I can't.
"Sew" when I am in the mood to Sew(and can't afford my favorites), I rummage through my closet, the thrift store, or my MIL's stash.
This week, I made a skirt and a dress from a shirt of mine.
Here is the dress:
and the back:
I wish I could tell you how I did it, but I can't.
The sleeves already had a gather around them. I cut apart the seam, and sewed the two together. That is the top of the skirt. Then I made one more out of the rest of the sleeve.
I then sewed the skirt on to a pair of pants that were to short. I cut them off just above the legs, and then added the skirt.
Once I finished, I added a few embellishments, and had a few small scraps left from my shirt. I basically used every scrap.
Doesn't she look like a babe?
I have also been making some baby legs. I found some adult socks on clearance at Target. Tessa has more baby legs then one could ever wear.
I am all about the accessories.
Remember to shop your closet for fabric. There may be something in there that you could use to make another item.
Like a sweater that would make fabulous pillows.
For example: I have a skirt that I am going to make pillows out of.
Here are 3 tutorials:
Baby Boy Gown out of Fathers T-shirt
P.S. These Robins have been in our yard all week. In the morning, and then again at dinner. Like 8-10 at a time. It is so fun bird watching.