Friday, May 13, 2011

Sewing: Birdie Top and Cardigan Sweater


I've been on a sewing kick lately. I made some bibs, a shirt, a sweater and I'm planning to make a jacket and a skirt in the next week or so. I go through phases where I sew a lot and then the sewing machine sits there, untouched, for weeks at a time. I've been inspired by so many blogs and it's amazing how creative and talented these women are! I have a long list of things I want to make and here are just a few that I'm so excited about!

I made this shirt for Miette's 1st birthday using the snappy toddler top pattern from Prudent Baby. Well, I actually made three of these tops. The first two were too small but the third was a perfect fit! I sewed snaps onto the shirt then added buttons for more decoration.

Front
Back

The material is a soft, light corduroy and looked so adorable with leggings and these cute sandals!


Earlier this year I cleaned out my closet and made a stack of clothes that I still liked but either didn't fit anymore or just needed a little re-fashioning.

Using this tutorial I took an old sweater of mine and cut it down to fit Miette.

Before (I forgot to take a picture of the actual sweater, but this is the same style, different color)

Then I cut down the center to make it into a cardigan. I used the original ribbing for the sleeves, bottom and center. Added a snap to the top then made a small fabric flower that I glued onto the snap.

I love how it turned out! Looks cute with her little khaki shorts too!

After


We are off to Jo-Ann's to check out their $1.99 McCalls pattern sale!

Have a great weekend!

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