Monday, January 19, 2009

Recent Sewing Projects

What's a Mama to do when a little boy's special "duckie" blankie gets dropped in Wal-Mart and it doesn't turn up when you retrace your steps and check Lost and Found? When we got home I pulled out some cute boyish fleece I had in my stash and made a mini fleece tie-quilt, which serves as the new security blankie. It only took 20 minutes.

I saw these skirts in a giveaway by Biblical Womanhood and wanted one for my daughter but knew I probably wouldn't win (I didn't) and they are too expensive to buy. So, I made a couple of them! Where there is a will, there is a way! However, I wasn't pleased with how the skirt above didn't have quite enough gathers to the layers, so I took it apart, and re-did it into a patchwork peasant skirt.

Ali loves it and it's so cute with little leggings!

This ruffle skirt was a total experiment too. Instead of hemming and making it fancy, I used flannel cloth and snipped ragged edges to make a rag skirt (similar to the rag baby blankets I've made in the past).


Thia said...

What wonderful little projects! I am amazed that you get them done. By the time the kids are asleep and I might have a few minutes to sit down I either have the baby sleeping in my arms (since she decided to not sleep on her own the last few weeks) or I am absolutely too tired to do anything but go to bed myself.

~Laura~ said...

I LOVE your ruffle skirt Lindsey!!! You are amazing! I have to have patterns.. but you just whip it up! Wow!

Lesley said...

Sooooo cute, Lindsey!! You did a great job!! I'd love to have cute little skirts for my girls but I don't know how to sew. Maybe I'll have to get some material and ask Sam's grandma to help because she is an amazing seamstress.
Also, your pizza on the previous post looks delicious! I love making homemade pizza although I don't think mine is as healthy as yours. :)

Heather said...

I love your skirts, Lindsey! Isn't it fun to be sewing again? I also adored the marie madeleine skirts and was hoping against hope to win. :)

Ali's skirts are SO adorable! I love you bringing in the raggy method from your blankets, too!

R Dvorak said...

I am so glad you learned how to sew. You have been able to bless your family with these talents and creativity. Plus you have a skill to teach your daughter that is very feminine. God bless you!

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