Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sewing High

It all started with this free t-shirt I have never worn and will never wear. I try not to be a pack rat, but I sure am glad I hung on to this! So I was looking at other people's sewing/crafting blogs and stumbled upon an adorable little white skirt. I was just thinking the other day how Lily needed a white skirt for the summer! So perfect right! And then I read how it was completely made out of a t-shirt and thought "I have a t-shirt!" I love how I can make something without going to the craft store to buy supplies. To make a long story short... I got to work right away and about an hour and a half later I did it and I LOVE it! I'm already planning a red one for the Fourth of July!

Here is my finished product. The original tutorial has great pictures and super easy directions. I highly recommend this sewing project. Seriously! The waistband is a sleeve and the drawstring casing is the hem of the sleeve! How creative is that? Too bad I can't come up with those amazing ideas, I just copy them.
I think she likes it. :)
And now I have a super awesome 80's workout shirt! (Please excuse my laziness for not turning the picture around)

I always feel guilty when I start a new project and don't finish an old one. Since Lily will be ready to eat solids later this month I thought it was time to finish the applique on these bibs. I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Now she will be all ready to eat her vegetables.


Karen said...

Rachel, I'm totally going to attempt making this for my Emily. and Super cute bibs. I need to learn how to applique.

Kara and Chant said...

You are amazing! That skirt is adorable and the bibs so cute! It will be so sad if they get stained.

Koreena said...

Adorable! I really want to try that one. The bibs are super cute as well.

shelleyjanae said...

SOO cute. Love the skirt and the bibs. Way to sew! (ha!) I may have to add the skirt to my never ending list of projects I want to make!

Sarah said...

Aw man.... wish I could sew. Great job, Rachel. I love your stuff!

Jenny said...

Those are both so so cute! I love the pics from Lily's blessing too!