Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Denim skirt (recycled)

This morning I went in search of a free denim skirt pattern for Miss V's doll.  I found this one on a site called Dolly Outfitters.

It is made from a pair of old jeans.  Luckily I had some in my closet.  The directions were very clear and easy to follow.  My only issue is that my jeans were old Levi's and the material is thick and especially at the seams. 

The most important thing is...that Miss V is very happy with it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Skirts from Simplicity 4297 & a recycle

Here is what I sewed up today.  The skirts are Simplicity Pattern 4297 and the top is the Trendy Tank.  Now the cool thing about the tank top is that the material is from one of my husband's polo shirts that was in the rag bag.  It had all sorts of little bleach spots from cleaning the pool.  He has a few more that I am going to cut up and make more little shirts.

This fabric was from a package of Disney Fabric Squares that I have had for YEARS!  I never found a good use for it until now.  I am going to go through the rag bag to see if I can find something that may match this.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simplicity 4297 continued.....

I got up early this morning and cut out 6 more skirts and ironed where the casing would be.  Then headed off for a busy day with Miss V.

So when we finally got home around 2 I started assembling the skirts...the problem was I ran out of elastic on the second skirt.  ACK!  So I whipped up a blue shirt to go along with the polka dotted skirt.  I used the trendy tank shirt and cut it a little bigger since I used cotton fabric not a knit.

Miss V told me that Kathleen LOVES all her new clothes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simplicity 4297

I picked up the Simplicity 4297 pattern today and Miss V picked out some cute fabric.

I just made one of the little skirts and I think it came out adorable.  Click on the picture and you can see the print a little better on the skirt.  It is lime green with pink and white flowers.

Yesterday's sewing projects

Yesterday's sewing projects for Miss V's AG Doll, Kathleen.  I made an orange top, a pink top and another drawsting dress.  This time I used a striped fabric and made the armhole bands and ties in a matchin lime green fabric.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trendy Tank for American Girl Doll

Since I am now on a sewing kick for my daughter's American Girl Doll, I figure she would need a new shirt.  I found a free pattern called Trendy Tank from Liberty Jane.

The fabric for this actually came from one of Miss V's outgrown Justice tank tops.

It came out pretty cute and it was fairly easy.  I just need to finish the back when I pick up some velcro.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Drawstring Dress for an American Girl Doll

Well I haven't been able to find furniture for Miss V's new American Girl Doll yet so I moved on to fashions!  I went searching high and low online and found a site that had a couple free patterns.  The site is called Heritage Doll Fashions.

So I dug through one bin of  scrap fabric and decided to attempt a dress for Kathleen.

Kathleen sitting with the pattern all cut out.

 She decided that she would like a purple dress to match her purple ballet flats.

Her new pretty drawstring dress!  It is a bit short and when I make the next one I will add a bit of length to it.

Victoria decided that Kathleen's new dress should have a little white belt.

 Two happy little girls.