Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mom's Day Out

Okay, so I mentioned before that I would post and share all the fun things I have been doing since Kylie started school.

On Kylie's very first day of school, I was excited to have so much time to myself....mixed with some momma guilt for wanting her to start school so I can be me again (or at least work on figuring that out), and somewhat lost and wondering what to do with all of this time.

After a long walk peaceful walk, I came home and realized there was still lots of time left before I had to pick Kylie up. That mommy guilt thing kicked in a bit, so I decided that I would do a little bit of something for both of us...I would sew a dress for Kylie and accentuate her cuteness, all the while giving me a chance to make something new and expand my sewing skills.

Here is what I came up with:

Fishy T-shirt Dress

I had found a free pattern online forever ago, and finally decided to put it to use. Matt had an old fishing shirt he used to wear all the time. Since it got stretched out a bit, he quit wearing it, but didn't want to part with it. What a perfect project for me! Now Kylie can wear one of her daddy's old shirts while they go fishing together :)

One of my next projects was to add some life to one of Kylie's t-shirts. Here is what I came up with:

Fishy Playdress

I always liked this shirt on Kylie, but she is just so darn tall, that it was too short. After stumbling upon a blog where a mommy was trying to extend the life of her daughter's stained t-shirt, by cutting off the stained portioned and adding some knit on the bottom...I thought I could do that too!

I really wanted to make Kylie a stuffed bunny for Easter, but the fabric I was using, just wasn't the best, and well, it was more work than what I intended. I found some cute chicks on Martha Stewarts website, and I added my own flare to them. Here is what I came up with:

Funky Chicks

The Martha Stewart site used some pale yellow fabric, but I wanted my chicks to be fun, so I went through all of my scrap fabrics and came up with some super cute chicks. I ended up making like 3 dozen or so and sold them to some friends for their little ones.

We had a birthday party to go to last week, and after making the fishy t-shirt dress for Kylie, I thought I could do something just as fun for this little gal. Here is what I came up with:

Huskers T-shirt Dress

The sweet little girl's daddy and all of his family are HUGE Huskers fans, so I thought this would be perfect! I had so much trouble finding a Huskers t-shirt, so I emailed her grandma who was so kind to give me some of their old shirts to choose from. We added in a pair of leggings, and now she is all set to cheer on her daddy's favorite team!

I have been wanting to make Kylie a simple dress with pockets on it. After much searching online and configuring, this is what I came up with:

Berry Pickin' Dress

I ending up finding two different patterns online, and just mixed the two of them together to get this result. I am really happy with it. I also learned how to sew a button on with my machine, rather than by hand, and make button holes...yay for me!

So yes, I have been kind of busy crafting since Kylie started school. She only has 2 wks left, so I need to get all that I want done in just a short amount of time. It has also made me decide to convert our guestroom into my very own sewing/craft room. I have been on the hunt for a sturdy table that has some character to it, and aren't having much luck. I hope to find one soon, because I have lots I want to do!


JSmith5780 said...

Looks like you could have a small business turning t-shirts into dresses! What a great way to recycle.

MJStump said...

I would love to do it too!


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