I made these flower girl dresses for some friends of our for their wedding earlier this month. Not going to lie, but it scared me when they asked if I would make them. I have made dresses, but nothing as intricate as this. And I had never used bridal satin, satin lining or netting! It was an experience. And I feel more confident about making fancy dresses now. And I also learned how to use the blind hem stitch on my sewing machine...which seriously like the greatest thing! Especially for someone who hates to hand stitch hems. I used the Simplicity 2467 pattern and did some slight modifications to make it to the brides wishes. I was very pleased with how they turned out. Especially since they fit the girls quite well and looked great!
Here are some of the latest baby items I made for a custom order. I was so please how nice the blanket, paci clips and bib turned out.
My latest project (not including the nursery items I have been working on) I made today. I make lots of things, but not usually for myself. I have been on a mission to find a new purse, but haven't really found anything that I really like. Well I take that back...I did find a Coach purse that I fell in love with, but I couldn't bring myself to pay the dollar amount that was on the price tag. It was a pretty one though. Anyways, I thought that I would make one for myself. I made this pattern awhile back per request of a friend of mine, and have been meaning to make one of my own. Just haven't had much motivation until now. I figured why not...its my birthday this coming weekend. I deserve a pretty purse. (wink) So this is what I came up with. The gray chevron is extra material I had from making my bumper pad (I miss calculated and ordered way too much!) and the pink was just something I had laying around. I followed a pattern I found here and made a few minor modifications to suit my needs. (I used interfacing on the entire pattern to make it a little heavier and stiffer, made the straps about 5 inches longer, and I also made 2 sets of pockets for the inside.) I love how it turned out! Happy Birthday to me!!!!!
I have also been working diligently on getting more stock ready for the etsy shop. And revamping my logo along with my website, and ordering new labels. Its been a slow, fun process but more to come on that soon.