Friday, August 26, 2011

Back to School...Messenger Bag

For the last two weeks Hannah has been making a messenger bag for her school books. It really wasn't hard at all and only took her two weeks to complete! It is such a great idea to make for children who are starting back to school. The patter is an Izzy and Ivy designs pattern. If you have any questions about it let me know. Or if you want us or one of our students to make you one let us know! It is great because you can personalize it with your own choice of fabrics and even get your name embroidered on it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baby Booties

Today I made a couple pairs of little baby booties. They are pretty simple but very sweet. What I really like about them is you can embellish them any way you want. Here's just my first ones but I'm sure I'll be making many more up! The pattern is from this website called Joyfolie. Let me know if you want a pair for your little one! Their selling for $10 a pair.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Completed Swiss Dot Eyelet Dresses

Last week we completed our dresses we made ourselves with the fabric from San Francisco. We added lace down the front of the bodice from the bag we were given of antique lace. We also added some other trims to give it a vintage dress look. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sewing Lessons Today!

Today was Kate's first day at sewing classes. She did excellent in listening and being able to sew straight. She is making a doll quilt. Ronni and Makena also came. Ronni is making a Raggedy Anne doll for her niece. She was doing the embroidery for it today. Makena was making scarves for her friends.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pageant Apparel Photos

Remember those pageant dresses we made about a month ago? Well, today we finally were able to get some photos of a couple of them. One is a trench coach with sparkly pink accents and the other is a special occasion dress.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Our Shop...fabric from SF

First off we haven't posted finished pictures of our shop for a long time but a lot has changed in the past few months so here are a few photos.

This is looking from the entry way.

and into the next room

our sewing room!

Here's one of the fabric we purchased at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. It is and embroidered swiss dot eyelet. We are designing and making dresses for ourselves with it. We started pleating the skirt yesterday!