My blog that is. I hit my blog’s anniversary again on March 13th and like every year, I totally forgot about it. I should like mark it on my calendar as a reoccurring event huh? Maybe I won’t miss it.
Anyway, I do have a couple things I made recently from free tutorials. Goodness, I love those free tutorials. It’s how I discovered the world of blogs way back when I started. I wanted to make a zippered pouch. I typed in how to make a zippered pouch or something like that. Low & behold- I was directed to some blogs and Flickr. Who knew?
There were sewers out there. They were hip, crafty and were even stay at home mamas! They made stuff for their kids, homes, friends and they had gobs of cool fabric… Fabric! Not material as it has always been called in my family. There were designers and patterns that were modern.
Anyway, you all know this so I won’t go on and on like I usually do.
This is Ms O’s dress. We call it her project runway dress because she basically made all the decisions about it. She picked the pattern, fabric and of course, the rows of chiffon.
The pattern is actually a free online tutorial for a shirt, but we just made it longer into a dress. It’s the Ruffle Sleeve Top Tutorial. I love this! So easy and it turns out so cute. The chiffon is some leftover from the pettiskirts. I just made a super long ruffle and went around the bottom of the dress cutting the ruffle at the end of each row and moving on to the next row until she told me to stop. I would love to make her something like this Can-Can skirt someday soon- I love ruffles!
I also made some hairkerchiefs from JCasa’s free tutorial. The tutorial says to cut a 7.5″ square to make one, but you may need to go up or down to fit your child’s head. Ms O is a small 4 and I made mine from a 10″ square. It fits perfectly.
She wears it quite often and they stay on nicely as well.
To cap it off, I will celebrate like I’ve always done and will make a little something. I’ll try to whip it out sometime soon so stick around!