Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Start of 2008 Sewing Excitement

Okay so i went a lil' overboard on buying some adorable Fabric The 2008 Yr But i made some cute outfits and Did some stuff i thought i would never learn how to do.

Okay so to start .


I made This adorable Finding Nemo For the Neighbor Girl across the street she is the Hugest Nemo Fan, i was strolling the DI one day and walla, there was a finding Nemo sheet so i bought it and cut it up for this outfit.

These are the start of My

Fabric Spree's

1st-Valentine's Day Outfit

Once again The Twirl on the jumper is toned down

Jayedyn just was not into Twirling YET!

I also made a Bow and a Headband . She had to have pants made because it was such a cold day, So i just took a pair of the Boys jeans cut the bottoms and added some Fabric . There was also a whole in the knee so i put a patch on it and then sewed some Fabric over the top in the shape of a upside down Heart.

Wendy had told me about the adorable Cat fabric and i had to get this .

We kinda Made matching outfits for our Girls and this was the 1st time i made Patchwork Jeans (It actually was a ton of Fun)

Jayedyn and her adopted Lil'Sister Norah

We ended up adding a sash to her Outfit and I made this with the perfect ribbon I found.

It was Camden's B-day That Month also, and he begged me to make him a outfit

that is all he wanted.

I asked if he wanted to choose the Fabric and he was all over it , We had such a fun shopping experience after a few Hundred different designs

His Choice was made up. Racing cars and checkered Flags
He is all about Cars , And i actually had some fun making his . I appliqued his jeans with a car and added buttons for the wheels, His right pants leg had the words "GO"!

I wanted to make something completely different then what i had done the month before for Jayedyn and the snow was letting up a bit . This is the fabric choices

I Bought a ruffler Attachment for my sewing machine and fell in love, it made ruffles take only a second instead of Hours upon Hours Like Before .

After a weeks worth of Time i Came out with This ..

This one had Major Twirl Action and i think this was the outfit That introduced her to Twirling .

Instead of a Bow she wanted a Headband so that is what we made with extra Fabric.

Next on my way to find some Easter Fabric Jayedyn saw Hannah Montanna Fabric and of course, Like a sucker i bought it.

which turned into this

She really likes the Stripwork Jumper pattern Because she can wear it over her pants , She Begged me to sew on the Buttons, I appliqued The "POP" and we found a iron on that said Princess ,

I ended up letting her sew the stars on ...

I actually made the same outfit for her friend who was having a Hannah montanna B-day Party And then i had a few More requests for 2 more,, i actually got Paid for .

Jayedyn Chose this Fabric

For her Easter Outfit she thought the Bunnies & eggs were so cute

We did a Peasant Petticoat underneath and Jayedyn designed the Sash on the side it had a huge knot wrapped around a Button I protested at 1st but gave in and it turned out .

She choose the Butterfly applique on the bodice and even sewed a bit of it.

I think Jayedyn has a eye for designing .

Next i had to make something with The Dog Material i got in Jan .
The Weather was getting cooler so I decided that she needed a fun spring outfit.

We went with A peasant Top and Easy fit pants .

The sash you could tie in front or Back and the Bottom of the pants had a cuff with alternate Fabric ..

Now For The Xmas Month APRIL-

I only say xmas because i have 3 kids whose Birthday happen to fall in this month all within a week and a few days And because i made a outfit for Camden's B-day The older boys wanted a Shirt also

The fun part is taking the Kids with me and letting them choose there favorite Fabric . The Hardest Part is Just letting them choose it, By this i mean it is hard for me not to want to choose the stuff i like But it is there B-day so whatever they want They get wether it matches or not ...

The first B-day is Jayedyn and she had a special request she wanted a LIL pet shop Outfit Now the Hard part to find it . I remembered that i had seen a sheet set at wal-mart one time and thought i could use that I went to get it But as usual it was GONE i tried 3 different stores and it also was Gone .. I had Lonnie check each day before he came home and still Nothing ... I decided that i needed to get started on the Other stuff.

Khrystian chose a dragon fabric , Logan chose some skulls and Flames

So i started on cutting out the pattern and fabric When the Phone rings It is my sister calling to remind me about Lillee's 1st B-day party . Oh crap i have to make her a outfit also and so i rack my brain for ideas.

The Next day My Sewing Co-Hurt Wendy, had to take me to the Hobby Lobby with her on a fabric excursions I did want to check it out so i agreed

We walk in and about die This place is Crafters Heaven We walk back to The sewing/Fabric section and i swear i heard angels sing ..

i Easily fall in love with there Material.... But it is so dang expensive (only because I never bring my coupons and i need at least 3-4 yrds .)

The overwhelming Row upon Row of different fabrics made me swoon 1st it was i need this and ooh i could do this, then oh wait maybe this one and this one.

I think i had told Lonnie i would only be a Hr But 4 Hrs later and closing time. Jayedn brings me This gorgeous Pink & brown Material and say's that she would like this for her B-day outfit and The same Pattern as her Dog outfit .. (well that was Easy, I start Thinking that I could make Lillee's the same fabric too..)

So let's just say $50 later and a promise to Lonnie that i won't buy anymore Fabric for a while.

Jayedyn Has this outfit for Her B-day

2 days later It was Khrystian's B-day and he had his shirt finished & he Loved it.

3 days Later was Logan's Day and here is His

They were so proud telling all their Friends that there Mom made it .

Camden was feeling Left out so i had to make him something too.

Sat. i whipped up his Flame Motorcycle Outfit and shorts

Only...... Because dad Took him to the store to choose his fabric (So i could keep my promise But not Hurt his feelings)

Lillee's Birthday was in between Kj's & Logan's But her party was a bit apart

I was so excited with her Outfit and My sister loved it. as well as everyone else

I had to make her a Matching Hair bow /Headband

People at her party kept asking My sister if she bought her outfit from The children's place or Gymboree

I just smiled and took my compliments.

I decided that after All of those Outfits I would take a Bit of time off from sewing , besides i had promised Lonnie i wouldn't Buy any more Fabric for a Bit .

I tried so hard It lasted a good 2 weeks (LOL) .

What is this Fabric For & Did Jayedyn get her Lil' Pet shop outfit ?



  1. I love your year in review! It is neat watching your sewing change as the year goes on! Love Lillee's outfit! So gyboree looking! Can't wait till the next installment!

  2. Wow! I can't get over all you've done this year, let alone keep track of when you did what. What an amazing year you've had!