Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mama Says Sew Eva Dress Pattern

While I was visiting my grandmother for the last time and waiting for her memorial service, I was given a welcome distraction to test Mama Says Sew's newest pattern, the Eva Dress.  It was quite interesting using my mum's new sewing machine and borrowing tools from my sister to be able to make it.  While buying fabric with my sister, I told her I need something somber, but playful enough for a little girl.  I think we achieved it.

I used a navy blue with shiny silver snowflakes.  The yoke and ruffles around the hem and sleeves is a white with navy blue polka dots.

It is so cute and perfect for the holidays!  It can also be made as a top and there are different sleeve length and hem finishing options.  Terra is going to be releasing it on Black Friday, and it will be on sale for $5 with the code EVA2OFF. The sale price will be effective through Monday.  On Tuesday, it will go back to the regular price of $7.  For a super cute pattern on sale go to her shop here!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Moving Sale!

I thought I'd let everyone know that I'm currently having a moving sale in my etsy shop, LittleEllaLu.  Everything is 25% off through December 23.  I have several owls and sewing patterns up, as well as baby blankets and a few baby clothing items.

My husband's job here at the camp is ending January 31, so I'm trying to reduce the amount of stuff we have to take with us, where ever it is that we are going.  I've also decided that I'll be closing the shop once everything sells or the listing expires.  I believe the last items expires March 4.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

This Year's Family Photo Shoot

This post is going to take care of a few birds with one stone; I get to show off our family photo shoot and I made all three of the dresses.  These pictures were taken by L'amore Photography and once again we love what she did!

I made both of the girls' dresses last summer for a wedding and can't believe they still fit!  Eleanor's is a pattern by Me Sew Crazy called Julie's Dress.  Super cute!  I love the two layers making it extra puffy and giving it a vintage feel.  I'm just sad the pockets turned out too small.

Laurel's dress is a peasant dress from the pattern I mentioned here.  I keep thinking I really should make her more peasant dresses.  They are just so darling!

My dress is Crepe from Colette Patterns.  It was one of those patterns I knew I had to have from the moment I first saw it.  I really loved it.  The pattern was beautiful and wonderful to follow.  Though next time I make it I'm going to do the bodice fully lined rather than use the facing pieces they suggest and make it a size smaller (still looking for my size since I've lost weight, so probably nothing to do with the actual pattern sizing).

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders: Logan's Guitar

At the end of the summer, we were invited to a last minute birthday party and forgot to pick up a gift and one of our nephews' birthday sneaked up on me, so I sewed something up twice, two days in a row (because I wasn't smart enough to remember the next day was my nephew's birthday).  Luckily, Logan's Guitar from Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders was a fast and easy project that turned out pretty cute.  I only wish I had a dowel to stiffen the neck.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fabric Bucket

With the fabric left over from my new trash can, I decided I wanted to make a fabric basket for my girls' Duplos.  They broke the drawers that they were in so they've needed a new home for a while now.  

I'm not going to tell you how I put it together since there a bazillion tutorials out there.  No need to reinvent the wheel.  I just threw it together with old jeans as the lining and braided rope as the handles.  I love how it turned out and it took less than an afternoon to sew up!  As a bonus it holds all of the Duplos and will be really hard for them to demolish.