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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A couple of "little" projects

I am recuperating from last week's fundraiser madness!  My house is in shambles, but I am such a junkie, that I have fabric and a pattern waiting for me on the table.  Shameless, I know.

I just thought I'd share a few of the projects I worked on last week.  I'll split it into a couple of posts!

So here is part one:
Meet Emma.  She is my daughter's American Girl.  She has was gracious enough to be my model!

This little sundress turned out so cute!  (in my humble opinion!)
I measured how long to make it and then measured the largest part of Emma for the width of the fabric and added 3 inches. 

Sew the fabric together to make a tube.
Hem the top and bottom.
Use elastic thread and shir about 6 rows at the top.
Cut 4 pieces of ribbon and sew in place for the straps.
Your "little" project is finished and your "little" model looks so cute!

This was the second dress I made for Emma.

This dress was made from scrap fabric.  I bought the ruffled trim since I ran out of scraps big enough and the skirt was waaaay to short.  I used some tissue and made a little pattern for the top by placing it on the doll and drawing where I wanted the dress to be.  I kind of wung it from there.  If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know, I will get one made up.

These two little dresses along with a small hairbow for each raised $30 for my daughter's school.  I thought they were cute and I am sure I will be making more.  Emma was sad to see them go.

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Andrea said...

They are gorgeous! Awesome fundraiser!

myletterstoemily said...

what a great idea and how adorable are
those little dresses.

my friend 'emily' make all her daughter's
doll clothes. she even makes the dolls.

Lynette said...

The doll clothes are are so talented.

Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

Gorgeous! I love them! :)

Michelle said...

That's quite some talent you've got! I've been sewing for about a year and the only thing my mother in law has ever asked me for was doll clothes for a doll she inherited from her mother. I still haven't done anything for it yet. *Sigh* Hey, that gives me an idea for Mother's Day! So glas I stopped by again! :)

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Andrea- I'll say it are SO talented! Those outfits are gorgeous.

Heidi said...

so sweet! how about some duds for an elmo? my 2 yr old boy would LOVE it! elmo is currently his 'baby' of choice

Ode to Motherhood said...

Aww...I'd be sad to part with them too!

Those outfits are so cute!

Christina Lee said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! LOVe that first bug pattern the most!

Holly said...

Very cute. I can totally see those being a hit for a fundraiser.

Jenny said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I'm glad your fund-raising worked so well!

Anne Maskell said...

Very cute! I'm visiting with T&J weekend wrap up.

Brittany said...

Visiting from the tatertots and jello cute! I love those dresses!