Monday, February 25, 2008

On a baby kick...

I never really thought I would want to make baby clothes now that mine are all grown up. (Well they aren't babies anymore) While browsing the sewmamasew pool (one of my favorites), I came across the cutest baby dress. The creator, kokoleo had it blogged so I hoped over to check it out.
I fell in love with her dresses and the awesome stash she scored while thrifting and it inspired me to use some of the heaps of fabric I have laying around. It never seems like I even make a dent! I was most impressed that she actually went home and made something from her thrifty finds right away. My fabrics just get tossed in the never ending, "I'll make a great bag, dress...whatever out of that....someday" pile.

Don't believe me ? Here is a picture of my space about a week ago. I started to attempt to clean it.
Quite the mess isn't it?? Finding time is just so tough. I need to force myself to get it organized and keep it that way because it actually takes me more time to get stuff done since Im looking for things all the time! Egads!







Ok well back to the baby dresses. Like I said I was inspired by kokoleo, and
also weekend I went to a few new thrift stores and I did manage to score some good stuff. Like this huge vintage apron for $2
Surprisingly enough I came home, washed it and immediately made this from it:
It took me about 4 hours, and it was really rewarding once I finished even though I am exhausted from standing so long the past few days. I took my time to pay careful attention to all the details which is something not like me to do. (I like shortcuts!) So I guess thats a good thing. So, I finished that one last night and this morning I made another from vintage curtains, and cut out a third from a vintage pillowcase. I'll get pics of those in the next few days. But I must say I am on a roll. Even though I'm so tired I feel like I can't stop. It is a lot of fun making these dresses though. I just need a model now!

2 comments:

KB said...

I love the dress you made! That fabric is awesome.

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