Sunday, June 22, 2008

Old Glory Halter & Capri Set

The Fourth of July is not too far away! This patriotic set combines the stars & stripes to make this halter top. The back is open with tie backs in the red/white stripes. The capris have matching ruffles to bring this outfit together.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Paris Ruffled Capris

The first time I saw the ruffled culottes in the Chasing Fireflies catalog, I could not wait for the opportunity to make a pair. My daughter will not wear them because it is not a dress. So I took a chance and thought I would make them for the birthday swap. Moon if you are looking and you think your daughter would prefer a dress/skirt (I can always send a redondo).

This fabric had been sitting on my shelf for a little while. I liked it when I purchased it but did not know what I wanted to do with it. Then this project came about and it was perfect. The embroidery design was free on sewforum at one time (IIRC).

I started with a capri pants pattern and added the ruffles to the back and bottom. The top is a modified top from otto. I shirred instead of encased elastic and added tie-backs instead of shirring.

So much for the book - here are the photos:

Detail of the embroidery:

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Buzz Lightyear shorts

We were in the store the other day and my son loved this shirt. There is sound box on it and it says "To Infinity and Beyond". He just loves it. So he needed some shorts to match.

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Pirate Camp Shirt & Short Set

This set is for the older brother. I used the large pirate print for the front and back of the camp shirt. The coordinating strip was used for the sleeves and collar. The shorts are a red denim. There are large pockets on each side. One is embroidered with a treasure map. The embroidery design is from the same set as the pirate flag by Designs by JuJu.

Back of the camp shirt:

Side view of the embroidered pocket:

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Pirate Raglan Short Set

Yo ho, yo ho! This pirate print is fun. I used 2 coordinating prints for the shorts. One leg is the large pirate print the other leg is black with a large pocket of the other print. The curved raglan is embroidered with a pirate flag. The embroidery design is from Designs by JuJu.

Side view of one leg:
Side view of the other leg:
This set is for a little brother.

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Helicopter shorts

My husband & children joined my at the fabric store not too long ago. Well we could not leave the store without this helicopter fabric - there is an Apache on it! This is my favorite shorts pattern lately. The shorts are long like board shorts.

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Happy Birthday Ralayna!

These dresses are going to a special little girl who just celebrated her birthday. She is the only girl of her parents 8 children. Her mom wanted some special and fun clothes for her.

First a redondo skirt set. She lives in a cooler climate so there is both short & long sleeve shirts to go with this set.
This shirt just does not hang right on my dress stand. The neckline is shirred and lettuce edged as well as the sleeves and hemline.

Next up, a twirling dress. Peasant style top with a redondo style skirt. Perfect for lots of twirling! The Chocolate Lollipop fabrics are so much fun!

Back of the twirling dress.
Lastly, an On the Whim wavy dress. This line of fabric is just too sweet. This dress can be worn alone in the summer or with a long sleeve shirt in the winter.

Also included but no photoed are some knit shorts with the same lettuce edge as the brown shirt and a headband that matches the redondo skirt and reverses to solid brown.

Ralayna I hope you had a great birthday and enjoy your now outfits!

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Goldfish in a Bag!

I had fun doing this custom order. The reverse appliqué on the shirt actually has vinyl on top of the fabric to represent the bag. The shorts pockets use some the coordinating fabrics on the pockets. Six fish in bags are appliquéd on the pockets.

Detail of the shirt & reverse appliqué:

Side view of the shorts:
Detail of the shorts pocket:
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