Had tons of fun decorating the golf cart this year with my banners from the house and extra loot from the party we went to!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Abby, on the other hand wanted to be movie star in a dress exactly like the catalog....so I had to make it! I have never made a costume before, this was a first. I really like how it turned out although the ties are itchy because they don't have the same silky lining as the rest of the dress. I used a mermaid pattern because it was the only child size halter ensemble that I could find and just made it long. I found the accessories at Party City, thank goodness! I also made a white fur wrap but she didn't have it on yet. On actual Halloween we will do make up and false eye lashes! She was adamant about that, she sees me wear them all the time. :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last month in a Viking Club sewing class we made the Holiday tote bag out of vinyl pet screen. It was lots of fun. I decided to scale down the dimensions and make trick or treat bags for the girls and my niece. I had a friend come over and we made 2 for her children too!
It was a fun project and I hope the girls will enjoy them for years to come. They sell the pet screen at Walmart and Home Depot. You can sew it using a size 90 needle. Sew up a rectangle on 3 sides and gusset the bottom! Easy as pie. I added the embellishments before I sewed up the side and I used the top strip of fabric to encase the handles and and finish off the top. The bag on the left is 13"x15" rectangles. I can't give you the directions because they came with my class but if you are an intermediate seamstress I am sure you could figure it out! In person they are kind of see through. I think they would make a great beach toy bag because the sand could fall through or a good shopping bag because it would be easy to clean and easy to find stuff in the bottom!