Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Creamcycle Redondo Skirt

Twirls of colors make this a fun skirt. Three colors from the creamcycle paisley were used for the other three flounce in this skirt. It is so versatile. This redondo skirt is part of the swap on MDC too.

Chocolate Roses Mei Tai

There was a little girl welcomed into the world this past week. Her mom was looking for something feminine to carry her. The pinks in this mei tai are very girly.

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Linen Satin Ring Sling

The understated elegance of the satin on this natural colored linen ring sling make is beautiful. Something the simplest things are just perfect.

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Lounge Set - Star Wars Style

This set is for a young man who loves star wars. It is part of a swap I am participating in on MDC.

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Elmo & Bunny Towels

Just two towel that I have just finished. These are full sized bath towel, great for after the bath or by the pool. The first one is a bunny. The second one is Elmo.

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Sweet Capri Set

There has not been a fabric in the Chocolate Lollipop line that I have not liked. This one is no exception. Ruffled halter top with elastic back is paired with a simple pair of capris. The shirt is not longer in the back - it is just the way it is hanging on my clothing stand.

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Princess Redondo Set - Cinderella Style

What little girl does not like Cinderella. This set is for a trade with Doodle Jewels. The redondo skirt fabrics silvery sparkle. The little wristlet has a glass slipper appliquéd on one side and Cinderella is on the other.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tiny Halter Dress

This dress is so tiny. I really should have put something in the photo for the scale. It is size 0-3 months. You can just barely see the bloomers at the bottom of the dress. I cannot wait to see some photos - there are two of these dresses for sisters!

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Patchwork Jumper

A combination of Micheal Miller fabrics and some fabrics from my stash make such a cute jumper. I love the little purple ruffle just under the bodice piece. The back of the dress is just like the front.

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Memorial Day Raffle Dress

Jennifer from Natural Madison had the idea to do a raffle to benefit the Fallen Patriot Fund. The Fallen Patriot Fund directly helps families of soldiers who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Stars & Stripes handkerchief style. The red bow (it is attached with a snap for removal before washing) is just the right touch of color in the blue field of stars. The under skirt is a nice red and white strip. This dress is being offered as part of a raffle on The Tree of Life congo on heyna cart.

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Friday, May 23, 2008


This dress was created to match a wool soaker knitted by Pumpkin Pie Baby. It will be offered as part of a collaboration to celebrate her first year anniversary on Hyena Cart.

It is a size 12-18 month. There are tie straps to give it a more fitted look.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Since the first time I saw this fabric - I just loved it. Here is one of my latest customs. The shorts fabric was provided by my customer. It is wool interlock. She wanted a ringer tee with an applique of the giraffe fabric. The appliqué is a reverse appliqués. I have been enjoying this technique. The sleeve are really both there - today is a windy day and that was the best photo I could take.

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Sweet Dreams

A little girl will have some sweet dreams wearing this little peasant dress. The hem is trimmed with bias made from the bodice fabric. The dress looks a little uneven because it is a windy day here today.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chocolate Roses Mommy and Me Style

A women on one of the forums I read show a dress made the a beautiful chocolate rose fabric. I knew then that I wanted Mommy & Me outfits for my daughter and I. For my daughters, it is a tie-shoulder bodice and a very full tea length skirt. The skirt is about 90 inches around for maximum twirling. My daughter will not wear a dress that does not spin - and she only wears dresses these days. There is also a large bow with long tails in the back to add a splash more of the pink.

Here is a spinning photo for good measure:
For me, it is a classic a-line skirt. I used a drawstring style waistband on the skirt. Next I need to make a new top to finish the outfit.
One photo of us together.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It looks like summer!

This redondo set just screams summer to me. The colors are so vibrant and fun.

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Sleeping Beauty Redondo

This redondo is for a little girl who like Princess Aurora. What little princess would love twirl in this outfit!
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Sand and Surf Redondo

The muted blues in this fabric give this set such a girly feel. That and the fact the skirt is a redondo. The matching headband is wider than my normal headband so it can be folded in the front to show both fabrics. The fabrics are from the Surf and Sand line by Marcus Brothers.

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Summer Floral Skirt

This half-circle skirt is so fun a flirty. Perfect for the summer.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is your chance to win something just for you. We are offering a free for shipping lottery. Checkout the lottery in the hyena cart store:

Ladies Skirt Lottery

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Some Ladies Skirts

Here are a few of the tester skirts that I have been working on lately. These are all a-line style. The first two have knit waistbands. The last one has a drawstring waistband with grosgrain ribbon as the string.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dinosaur Romper

Rompers typically stop at size 24month/2T and one of my customers was looking for one that would fit a child who wears a 3T. This is my first attempt at drafting a romper. I was concerned that the print might be too young for the little man - but he saw a photo and loved it.

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Cinderella Halter Dress

My daughter crazy for Cinderella. She tries to convince me to allow her to wear her Cinderella costume most days of the week. So I decided to compromise - here is her new halter dress in Cinderella style. The bodice as a glass slipper appliquéd on it using the fabrics of the first skirt layer. The fabric are the same ones I used for the costume. She just loves that is spins and that the fabrics sparkles.

This is the only photo I have showing the back of the dress. It is all shirred for maximum comfort.

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Blue/Brown Tunic & Knit Shorts

I love this fabric by Chez Ami. It has such a nice feel to it. This sweet tunic is paired the some knit shorts with a yoga style waistband and lettuce edge for the hem in a coordinating blue.

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Sailboat Knit Dress

Perfect for a summer day, this sweet dress is a comfortable cotton knit. The neckline and hemline are finished with a decorative picot trim to make it a little more girly.

Detail of the neckline:

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Possible Skirt Tester Prints

These are some print I picked up this weekend that would make great skirts. I think I have one more blue/brown print that is still pre-washing.

Blue/Brown Floral - the print on this one is large. It would be perfect for an a-line skirt.

Grey Floral - such a nice pattern the flowers are about 2-3 inches in diameter on this print.

Sunshine Floral - These two fabrics would make a great gored skirt.

Purple Floral - this is a large print similar to the first one. This one would look great as a ladies skirt or a little girl's skirt or dress.

Ginger Bliss!

This line of fabric by Micheal Miller is so much fun. It is perfect for spring/summer. In this skirt I used 3 Ginger Bliss fabrics and a coordinating pink fabric. The waistband is knit (yoga-style) which is so comfortable. I have start to find some tester to refine my sizes for my skirts.

Please excuse my big tummy. I just wanted to show off the waistband.

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Cinderella take two.

On the way on from this last trip to Disneyland my daughter ripped her Cinderella dress. So I told her that I would make another one for her. What I did not realize was that she wanted it for her birthday party 3 days later. So I rose to the challenge and made the dress. This time I used a bridal quality fabric rather than costume fabric. The main blue is really pretty with sparkles throughout the fabric. The sleeves and puff have a spiraled glitter pattern. The photo does not do this dress justice. But best of all my daughter loves it and had a great birthday party.

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Guitar Pants Mommy!

My son love this short set. He want to wear his "guitar pants" all the time. The shorts are board short length. The curved raglan is one of my favorite shirts to make. The guitar on this one is reverse appliquéd.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008


I made this raglan shirt this winter for my son, but now that it is about 90+ degrees he needed some shorts to go with it.

The pockets on these short are perfect for holding lots of stuff. Little one love to put stuff in their pockets!

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Waves of Pink Chocolate

Pink and Chocolate make a great combination of waves in this dress. This dress has lots of twirl factor!

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Simply Fishy

The simplicity of this pillowcase dress makes it too sweet. The Heather Ross goldfish fabric is just too much fun.

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