Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Oh Hello.

Well, Hello there. 
 I've finally stepped foot in my sewing room now that my morning sickness is gone. Did I forget to mention that? Yes, I'm pregnant and now that I'm finally feeling myself again I've been sewing up a storm.   I've recently had the realization as to how much I prefer books to patterns.  I'm not sure if it's because they always seem to have reference guides to techniques that may be new to me, or if they just have much better editing, but I really do love a good sewing book. My latest obsession is Little Girls, Big Style.  She gives fabulous directions on all the patterns and has a great chapter at the beginning that explains custom sewing and measuring for garments. This book is fabulous if you have some sewing experience, but would like to venture more into clothing.  


The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the sizes for her patterns run a bit small, but if you familiarize yourself with how to measure for clothing, then it doesn't really matter because you can make them to fit your little one perfectly. After getting her measurements, I figured out that Juliette wears a size 2 in width and size 3 or 4 in length and I've had fun sewing her these new tops. 


The top left photo was a little shirt I made after learning a little more about customizing, It's a combination of a few of her patterns combined.  I really have had a blast making them, now if I could just get Juju to take off her dress ups and wear them.  


A few of the fabrics I used:


7 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

CONGRATS, Annie! Hope the morning sickness passes soon (they always told me that was a good sign, though I hated to believe them, through both pregnancies). XOXOXO Tanya

Kristen said...

i die. those tops are adorable!

Kim @ Two Ten Designs said...

Hello! I'm in love with those tops. I definitely have to check out the book. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! I'm due in June and have also finally started to stop feeling like garbage!
Best-
Kim @ Two Ten

Samantha said...

Congrats- and what gorgeous tops!

Jackie said...

Congratulations!! I am so glad to see you blogging again, love to see your creations! I am betting on a little brother! Boys are such fun around the house and they never lose their love for their mama!!

Julia Forshee said...

Your fabric is gorgeous as well as your little girl. I love the blends that you created! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

Ornate Splendor said...

Just love the outfits you posted this week. I LOVE to make little girls clothing. Now that my daughter is 11, she doesn't want to wear such things anymore, but I still enjoy making them. I like to incorporate vintage embroidered pillow cases, crochet trims, and even vintage jewelry sometimes! Eventually I'll do a post on girlie clothing... Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your pregnancy. Catherine (new follower)