Saturday, June 19, 2010


Thanks to Christie for her comment about The Papery Party Etsy site. She's the winner!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A-line skirt

I've been designing this little skirt in my head since I received the fabric in the mail. I got the fabric at a great price and couldn't resist getting it. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it when I saw it in person! I used the Barcelona skirt pattern from Amy Butler. I think this is my most favorite pattern of all time! A zipper is involved, but like Jill said, the instructions made it so easy to put in. You can really use your imagination and creativity to make different styles of skirt. And the a-line is so flattering. I love it.

The skirt has a lining, so I sewed a chiffon ruffle to the lining to give it a little personality. I made some bias tape (using this tutorial) and trimmed the main skirt in it and then added a little bow.

I'm entering this skirt into Crafterhours skirt week!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Party Supplies Giveaway

An easy giveaway for anyone in need of custom invitations, cupcake toppers, etc. It's an Etsy shop dedicated to creating unique party supplies. Simply visit the Papery Party Etsy Shop and browse through the items. Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item. The winner will receive one item of your choice, customized to fit your needs and emailed to you. Giveaway ends Friday at midnight and the winner will be posted Saturday.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Skirt Week - a little nod to my skirts

The ladies of skirt week said they'd pick a few skirt here and there to post pics of. These aren't winners, just some they think are cute, there are two entries of mine pictured above.

This one was all about the skirt in motion - thanks Jessie for taking an awesome picture of the adorable "Mannie" (as Abbey would say) wearing the skirt I made. Here's hoping I might walk away with more then just bragging rights. Ladies - you still have a week to enter. It closes June 18th.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

For That Pretty Little Head of Yours

So Maren bought some hat patterns during the BIG pattern sale at Joann and I have not been able to stop thinking about them. I love hats. I don't wear them often because I don't feel like I can pull them off and I get all self-conscience but I really do love them. I also wish that I could have lived in the 20's because I love style of that era, especially the hats. You know the kind that look like this:

I have two hats similar to this one that are sitting very nicely in my closet that I love owning but fear wearing. One is from Anthropology that I probably won't ever get rid of because that hat alone increases the value of my wardrobe significantly. And the other was $1 at The Gap a few years ago. It is too big for my head but it was a dollar and I just loved it too much to not have it. I think I have an illness.
Anyways, there is a great tutorial for that cute hat pictured above over at The Weekend Designer that I am very tempted to try out. I found this tutorial months ago but it was before I knew anything about interfacing and the thought of using interfacing scared me off but now I think I could do it. Would it turn out as darling as hers, probably not but it is worth a try right? You should check out The Weekend Designer's other tutorials, she has a lot of really great and free patterns such as this bag:

What a great looking bag! This one looks pretty intimidating with all that hardware and leather but really, how great would that bag be? Someday right?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free patterns from Oliver+S company

(picture from this website)

I found some really cute patterns that are FREE
from Oliver+S company and wanted to share them
with all of you.

One is a popover sundress that i think I will make for all
of my girls

and the other is a ruffled halter top for little girls.

(picture from this website)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Twirly Skirts.. small, medium and large.

I made these skirts for my 3 girls to match. I got the pattern from
I can't wait to dress all 3 of them up in these.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Skirt Week (cool) ... but free stuff (cooler!)

Well, after Christie's suggestion I submitted 5 skirts for Crafterhours Blog skirt week. You can enter up to 4 skirts you've made from any time in your whole entire life (in each category). So I thought - why not. True, the majority of my submissions are Edith Twirl Skirts - but hey, when you like chocolate you stick with it right? You have to enter by JUNE 18th.

I urge any of you to enter as well. I know Jill, Jessie, and Christie have all recently made skirts - free stuff is free stuff right? The gift basic is loaded with cool things (I'm most excited by the gift cards and FREE patterns - yahoo!)

If you want to see my submissions - go HERE
or you can see one HERE

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