Thursday, October 30, 2008

two projects (#199-- the big one's not far away!)

Last night it was Bible character night at Cubbies. Aubie wanted to be Mary. I was trying to gently encourage her to change her opinion and be someone like Esther who would be fun to costume. Nope! Mary is her favorite, so it had to be Mary.
Ma had gotten several extra-large turtlenecks a while back, and asked if we might be able to use them. (I've been wanting to make myself a tunic or something out of one, but I haven't yet.) So I pulled out this blue one, pinned the shoulder seam up to the neck seam on the shoulders, and cut the cuff off of the sleeves. Then I used an old white pillowcase to make the vest, and used a piece of fabric for her head wrap. Had I not surged the edge of the fabric for her head, it would have been a completely No-Sew outfit!

Another shirt dress. This one was made from an extra-large Eddie Bauer shirt I got at Goodwill. It was one of those shirts without a collar so I didn't have to worry about doing anything with that. The fabric just looked so fall-y to me, I had to make something with it!


Heather said...

Great job! I wish I had the inclination to do things like that. Your kids are fortunate to have such a crafty momma.

Graham said...

My gals are wonderful. Saige the designer and seamstress, Aubie the model, and Leah the writer - I enjoy all your talents so much.