Friday, November 13, 2009

Sewing Days

You know how it is when you literally sew non-stop for hours? Does that happen to anyone else?..."happen to"...as if it's an uncontrollable and unforeseeable event. Sometimes I just get the bug, like a good disease, and I just sew and sew.

I started out with the Liverpool Tunic...one of Amy Butler's new patterns that I saw done at Petersen-Arne's booth at quilt market and absolutely HAD to have it. I made it out of my favorite print I think, from her new "love" fabric line, and wore it the very next day to a birthday lunch. LOVE IT. I'll post a pic of it tomorrow when the sun is out. Maybe.

Then I decided to do an outfit (or two) for my granddaughter Halle Rose. They turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself! I love it when I can turn thrift store finds into something "boutiquey". I did some fun applique work "A-La Pink Fig".

Here's the end result of my labors over a couple of days.

This first one was done using some great Amy Butler fabric from her Daisy chain collection, some luscious raspberry fabric from Erin McMorris and some thrift store jeans.





This next set was made from a thrift store sweater and jeans as well. I used some of Moda's fabric from "Sanae', and some Kaffe Fassett, as well as some of Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom.I added some little gathered fabric strips to the sweater, and a casing with a drawstring to the waist, new bell sleeves and some crotche'd lace to make it sweet.


Just a closer- up view of the pants appliques. (I added a little embroidery too:)

The jeans were sorta straight legged and baggy, so I added the triangle to the sides to make them flared.

This here, below, is a little sneak peek from a pattern I am developing for "Tweens". It isn't quite ready yet... you'll see more of it in the future.

So that's some of what I've been up to...among other things! Ask me if my dishes are done.
Or the laundry...hmmmm.
Tomorrow is another day!

Hope you have a great weekend...

Lila

21 comments:

kaiolohiakids said...

Your outfits are darling!!

HOORAY-definitely need some tween patterns! Hurry please!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your creativity! Much better than clean dishes or laundry.

jabeybaby said...

What awesome outfits! I bet little Halle is the best dressed girl around!

Michelle said...

Those are so cute. Kind of hippie! Love em.

Martha Mallett said...

You have really inspired me to customise some of my daughter's clothes...I just love what you have done, its almost too good to wear.

claudia said...

very very nice everithing,Have a nice Day from Tenerife!!!
Claudia

amylouwho said...

cute overload!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

When you gotta' create, you gotta' create! Love the creations!

Chelsea said...

Looo0ooooven it!

melifaif said...

Gosh, those are fabulous!!! I want the first one for my lil one!

The Drizzled Apple said...

beautiful! all of it! ;)
Love the jeans! and that white top with the lace..... soooo dang cute! Brittney has to send pic's when she gets them on!

Turtles In North Dakota said...

I cant wait to see the tween pattern! My 9 year old is wearing a 14 because she is so tall.She still loves cutesly slothes though.

Lindzie said...

Wow! Want to come to my house and sew for my little girl? That would be fantastic!

a little bit biased said...

Darling. You are very inspiring!

Barb Elder said...

So cute. You are amazing!

Bobbi said...

I bought your boot pattern today at Material Girls. Can I just say that I am giddy with excitement to start them. My teenage daughters will go gaga over them!

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The theme for this Cookbook is "Quick and easy recipes, so we can get back to quilting!".

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Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs said...

Lila, I wish you were my grandma. Cool outfits for the wee one. My twins will love the tween top! Yea! Hope things are well with you...

Shannon said...

Have you released this one yet Lila?

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