Friday, March 13, 2015

Colorful Owl Skirt

 I am working on a custom order for Easter dresses for two sisters. When they came over to be measured, the older daughter saw this owl fabric in my stash and fell in love with it! However, it doesn't exactly shout 'Easter dress!' so her mom asked if I could make her a skirt out of it instead. Yes! Any excuse to sew something funky and colorful. And the pockets? I love them. This is the same pocket style I used on my kids' aprons, and it transitioned perfectly to the skirt. The waistband is extra wide, soft elastic and it was pretty easy to work with. Fun, fun! I'll post pictures of the Easter dresses later on. They are turning out super cute, and are going to some very adorable girls! :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dress To Shirt!

I had a customer ask last week if I could make a shirt version of this dress in a size 3T. Why yes, or course! I loved the idea and it was one of those 'why didn't I think of that' moments. I raised the waist line to make it an empire waist, and shortened the skirt portion to make it a tunic-type top. I love it! Wouldn't it be adorable with leggings?