Monday, February 16, 2009

Make Something Monday #10

Make Something Monday

I finally got around to finishing this skirt for Ivy. (It's embarrassing to admit that I have a tendency to start things for the kids and not finish them before they outgrow them.) It is made from New Look pattern 6661.

I did three new things with this skirt:
  1. I added an embroidered apron to the front of it because I saw some skirts like this and thought they were really cute, and because I love the design, and I love the birdcage contrasting with the cats. It's from Urban Threads. They have some seriously cute designs. My wish-list there keeps growing!
  2. I wanted to try my hand at blending a couple different prints, and I really like how it turned out. I see so many cute dresses made from a medley of fabrics and this was my attempt at that.
  3. I bought some bias tape makers a while back and got around to trying one out for the trim on the embroidered apron piece. I used a thin blue fabric with textured dots on it. I'm not sure that it was any easier than just adding trim because the bias tape maker was a little fiddly, but it could be that I'm just not used to it yet. I'll have to give it a few more tries before I decide whether it is really useful or not.
I got some more of the cat fabric the other day in pink colors and a couple matching prints. I may try to make something for Holly so they can be matching.


Felicia February 16, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

That is beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see the one for Holly!

Diana of Diana Rambles February 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM  

So adorable!!! Love it!

Leasmom February 16, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

Wow, how cute it that!!!

Lynn February 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

This is really cute! So do you embroider on your sewing machine, or is it by hand?

Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM  

really cute! good job!

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.
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