Monday, October 24, 2011

sugar and spice

As the days speed toward Christmas, I've been thinking about what to make.  Especially for my beautiful little granddaughters. 

After raising three sons...what a joy it is to contemplate sewing pink, feminine ruffly things!

Here are some web ideas that have caught my attention:

First, and this is less a gift idea than a 'what a good way to give out-grown -clothes-new-life' - a clever turning of a too short tee shirt and a skirt into a dress.  Directions and pictures are here and here.

The second of those two ideas takes a man's thrifted tee shirt and uses it as a skirt to the too short tee top.  My granddaughters are very blessed to have a daddy who is a youth pastor and one of the perks of the job is a never ending supply of tee shirts.

This is a sweet, simple little dress.    It is made along the lines of a pillow case dress - only not made out of a pillow case.

If you want to make a pillow case dress (and they are very easy and cute so you should) just google 'pillow case dress tutorial' and you will get more instructions than you can shake a stick at.

These are cute too.  For summer.  For winter,  in corduroy with a tee or turtleneck underneath?

Here are some tutorials for both boys's and girls' clothing.  Cute stuff.  Even swimming suits!

These are French patterns, but they sure are cute, n'est ce pas?

Lots and lots of cute patterns and fabrics at this spot. 

I know there is an almost endless wealth of sewing information out there on the world wide internets.  :)Perusing these sites should keep us busy for a while.  But don't linger too long - order up some fabric and patterns and fire up the sewing machine.  Christmas is only 62 days away!

Do you have any favorite sewing sites?

(Oh, here's one more.)

(Kristi, if you are reading this, let me know which ones you like best!)


Lady Farmer said...

Can't wait to check out all these sites! I have three little G.girls to create for this Christmas!
Happy sewing!

Anonymous said...

Such bright cheerful colors.....makes you wonder why we think we have to wear such subdued colors as adult women! Linda said...

great ideas for kids clothes! thanks!

Cheri said...

Have fun with them Lady Farmer!

Linda, if you wear a polka dotted flouncy skirt, so will I. :)

Happy sewing Caitlyn!