Monday, September 15, 2014

Mouse Birthday Precious Top for a Precious Birthday Girl

Our darling little Cheeks is 2 !!!!

This little cutie just LOOOOOVES Minnie and Mickey Mouse! as in she is completely obsessed! 

So when I heard the Project Run and Play's themes and the 1st one was 80's cartoon I knew exactly the outfit I would blog! I don't know about you, but I watched a lot of Mickey and Minnie in the 80's!

I used the Scientific Seamstress Precious dress. I wanted a classic Minnie looking dress, but also wanted to make it a bit modern for everyday wear and not a costume. I am a practical seamstress. I like everyday wear outfits.

I  just adore the finishing details on this dress, the hidden button placket is such a nice touch. Especially since I used snaps... Cheeks doesn't hold still very well during getting dressed so I like fast closure options.

I did a double skirt layere to get the classic red polka dot on there and to tie in the sleeve bands. The black collar I think brings the shirt into a modern feel versus the traditional white collar.

The pants are the Sisboom Katies, but they are for another blog post :)

Happy Birthday Cheeks! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NEW pattern in the Etsy!

Our latest pattern is now in the etsy shop!

You can read all about the amazing pattern details and options in THIS post

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Straighten the sleeves on the Emily/Shana

Normally the Sisboom Emily (and Shana) tunics have a gorgeous bell sleeve, which I love! 

however... Cheeks has very short limbs and bell sleeves tend to fall into everything when she wears them, so for her Emily I decided to do a straight sleeve and a quick how to for you!

(Berry showing off those gorgeous bell sleeves)

If you want straight sleeves all you need to do is attach the bell piece right under the sleeve piece and just fold it over - you use the bell sleeve cutting line you want for length that way still, but end up with a straight sleeve!  

Is that not one of the easiest tutorials? haha. I'll have to think up something a bit more fancy for next week... Any ideas?

I also did straight sleeves on my Shana tunic last fall!

Now  no reason to pout about fall, there are some GREAT patterns available in the shop for fall sewing!