Friday, June 29, 2012

New Duds for the 4th

So we’re heading home to visit our families TOMORROW NIGHT! We’re so excited we can hardly stand it.  Especially the three-year-old… holy smokes, it’s a lot of emotion for a little girl to deal with.
So instead of packing and cleaning, like I ought to be doing… I’ve been sewing!
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Do you blame me?? I couldn’t resist!
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I’ve been saving this blue polka dot fabric I scored at Jo-Anns (for 2.50 a yard!) and planning out peasant tops in my head for weeks now, and finally got down to making one.  I made the pattern myself (sorry, no tutorial- short on time, ha!) after reading through this tutorial and looking at this pattern.
My sister-in-law sent me the red chevron fabric months ago, and I think I finally found the perfect reason to cut into it. I used this pattern from MADE for the diaper cover.  It looked HUGE, so I went a couple sizes smaller (mostly cuz I’m stingy with fabric…).  It fit ok… but was a little too short, so I had to add extra fabric for the elastic casing around the waist.
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I’m so in love with this little girl and her patriotic little chevron bum!
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And I couldn’t leave out her sister.  I also made up this pattern- but you can find a tutorial for something similar here. Oh how I love ruffles! And the instructions for her bow came from Pinterest.
Again, in LOVE.
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Chevron, ruffles, and polka dots make me almost as happy as the two little girls wearing them!

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3 comments:

Carol Green said...

Can't wait for the visit!

Skye O. said...

Too cute! Enjoy your trip!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

How darn cute!? I hope you'll add this to my Patriotic Project Parade going on through July 4th.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html