Sunday, April 6, 2014

Casual Costumer on Etsy!

I've opened a new shop on Etsy where I'll be selling various items, but mostly a variety of aprons.  Right now I've opened with matching mother/daughter apron sets, but will be adding more items over the next few weeks.  Check it out! 

Here are some of the items currently on sale:

Apples and Pears

Tiny Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Has Sprung


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Projects for Nieces and Nephew

As I mentioned before, I'm taking a break from costuming.  There are a lot of other projects that I'm working on, though, and I've been at the sewing machine for a good portion of 2014!  Below are the projects that I made for my nieces and nephew.

Dresses for A and E:

I made these dresses using Butterick 4718.  The green one is a size 6, the pink is a size 5.  I used cotton fabric from JoAnn's.  I made the shoulder straps per the pattern on the green dress, but then altered them slightly on the pink dress to be straight.

Dress for K:

This is a dress that I made for K, who is 18 months old.  I used McCall's 6541.  I think I put the button holes a bit too high.  Also, I have so much trouble making button holes!  I can do it perfectly four or five times on test fabric, and then when I do it on the actual fabric, it goes crooked, or the foot stops moving.  It's so aggravating.

Another Dress for A:

What can I say - I spoil her!  She loves my dresses, though, and because her mother always shows gratitude, I like making things for her.   This one was made with McCall's 6061.  The yellow trim goes all the way around the dress.

Apron for P:

Last, but not least, I had to make something for P since I'd made dresses for his two sisters.  I decided to make him a Bears apron so that he could help his dad grill this summer.  The pattern is my own, based off of several adult patterns.  I put a double pocket on the front, since kids LOVE to carry things around in pockets!