Category: girl

Warhol Dress

I LOVE when the random impulse remnant buys I make actually come together with what I already have to make something really cute. I’ve had this jersey knit for at least a year and finally got around to making it into a Warhol Dress from MADE to go with some pants I bought probably before Pigg#2 was born.  I never needed them and never used them.  The color match is great! The neckline is made from the shirt I cut up to make my Maternity Tunic.  I really like this kind of neckline.  I have enough fabric to squeeze out another one for Pigg#2 since this one is a baby gift and too small for Pigg#2.  Except I think I’ll make it for next summer because Pigg#2 already has plenty of clothing.  Mr. Jiggs sometimes feels jealous for Pigg#1.  Honestly though, I got most of them as hand-me-downs and have hardly made anything for her this summer. But isn’t this outfit so cute?  Pair it with a long-sleeve onesie and the pants during early spring when it is cold and ditch the pants when it warms up.  And it can go from being a dress to a shirt!  I love sewing for little...

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Baby Shower Gift: Self Binding Blanket

Remember this outfit I made for a baby shower gift?  And the last picture in the post? I also made a double sided flannel blanket to go with it.  The green in the blanket matched the skirt perfectly.   The colors remind me of watermelon.  I would have bought more of both these fabrics, but one was a remnant bin find and one was the end of the bolt.  Sweet that they matched so well.  I folded the back over the front and top stitched, making mitered corners.  So the back has the stitching line edging it.  It looked so cute and is a nice change from pastels (even though I like those...

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Baby Shower Gift: Shrug

Not only am I expecting a baby, but many of my friends in my church are as well.  So much of my crafting time lately has been trying to prepare for baby showers.  Fun, but I need to start making a bunch in advance instead of waiting for the day of. My friend was having a baby girl and I had a green skirt I wanted to use in the gift, but now top to go with it.  So I found this shirt that Pigg#2 doesn’t need, but is the same kind of green and decided to use this tutorial to make a shrug to go with the skirt.   My only change was to also cut up some shorts that were in the same color of green to make a straight edge instead of a ruffled edge.  Then I ruffled some of the extra fabric from the shirt and sewed a squigly design on a onesie.  And added a ruffle to the bum part.  And ended up with an outfit that looks like this.  Not your traditional pink girl outfit.  But fun.  And the green color matched something else I made to go with the outfit.  I love it when the parts of my gift actually coordinate.  Perhaps it makes up for my pathetic presentation skills.  I told you…I need to prepare ahead of time so I actually have...

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Pigg#2’s Easter Dress

Okay, this post is going to have way too many pictures in it…I can’t help it!  I’m so happy with how the dress turned out and I think Pigg#2 is the cutest little girl EVER!  I want to kiss her every time I look at these pictures and wish blessings of little girls to everyone I know!  🙂  I got the lighter purple fabric from my Mother’s stash when I was there a year ago.  I loved it and knew I’d use it.  There wasn’t enough to do a full dress so I bought the purple (remnant) to go with it and the white satin I bought for a different project (in the works) and had extra to use here.  The skirt part ended up an A-line instead of pleated like I originally imagined so I could get the most width out of my fabric.  I really used about 95% of the piece of fabric I had.  Not much is left for anything.  Sweet sash at the waist to give it more shape.  Since there is not zipper or buttons down to the waist, the waist needed to be wide enough for her to comfortably pull her arms up to get them in the sleeves.  The neckline was based off the Snappy Toddler Top over at Prudent Baby.  I enlarged it, took out the gathers, and added sleeves (because...

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Little White Sunhat

I’m a firm believer in hats…at least for my kids.  Pigg#1 had a great khaki hat Grandma made him before he was born.  It has a slide tie to cinch up the strings and it made it really hard for him to get off.  So he gave up trying to ditch the hat early in his life. That sweet hat is just about too small for Pigg#2, and let’s face it.  It’s not all that cute on a girl since it’s a definite boy style hat. So I decided to make her a cute little sunhat with some precious white eyelet cotton I got from my mom and lined it with plain white cotton also from my mom.  I think I used 90% of the fabric cutting this out.   I didn’t use a pattern for it and Pigg#2 really did not want to try it on for fittings.  I begged Pigg#1 to try it on for me several times so I could get SOME idea if it was working.  No one has asked if I made it yet which means either it looks so good it could have been bought at a store, or it’s so obviously handmade they can’t bring themselves to comment on it.  I choose to believe the first option because she’s so cute! Not bad for free scrap fabric and no pattern!  Cost to me…an...

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