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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tornados, a No sew tutu and a pillow case dress for the Princess....



We woke this AM to the wail of the tornado sirens going off.... but thankfully nothing landed on us..... not the way I want to wake up in the morning I can assure you. It kind of reminds me of waking in the middle of the night to the burglar alarm going off... which happened way too often in South Africa! But thankfully it was a fast moving storm, which left just as quickly as it came. Now on to the sewing front, although I have been sewing .... actually started my scrappy bargello, from a class I took on Sat. which is still in strips... and have made progress on a customer quilt, if there are no thunder storms this afternoon, I may finish up a sunflower illusion quilt. Very pretty, and fun to do. I have made a darling little no sew tutu for the Princess to wear, Just wish I could have found some lavender tulle... as it would have added the right amount of color. I also made a sweet little pillow case dress. We are traveling to see 4 of the grands this coming weekend, with another trip to see DH 's MOM, and I wanted to take a little something for them. I have some fun things for the "older" ones, but needed something for the Princess. Since she probably isn't ready for water balloons and squirt guns. ( No Jen, I will probably wait for the family get together to share those with the kids!) Now, I had never sewn a pillow case dress before...but figured it had to be similar to the little halters made for DD when she was just a little girl.... and rightly so.... it was very similar. I did find some adorable spaghetti strap( remember those ???) trim already made up in a similar color to the polka dots of this dress, at the fabric shop I work in. My boss bought out a shop going out of business, and we have a cupboard ( a large closet really ) full of lace and trims. I found some green gingham trim that I am hoping to do another pillow case dress for the Princess, using the same shade of green in polka dots. Its been a long time since I sewed for a little girl. But summer things have always been my favorite thing to sew up. I still may add a little pink ric rac on the bottom of the yellow dress. But otherwise it is finished. So had to share I am sewing something....just not something I usually sew up.

11 comments:

Miss 376 said...

That dress looks really pretty, I am sure it will suit the Princess realleey well

Libby said...

Every Princess needs a tutu. Have a great visit *s*

Needled Mom said...

It is not the way that I would prefer to be awakened either!!!!

I love the pillowcase dress. Do you have a tutorial on how they are made? I have some little ones here that would look awfully cute with that on this summer.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That dress is adorable.

Kitty said...

The pillowcase dress is gorgeous! x

Connie W said...

Oh my granddaughter Lily would adore that tutu. I ought to try making one for her. She's three and loves princesses.

Micki said...

That tutu is beautiful and every girl would love it!
Micki

Karan said...

Must be a very scarey way to be woken up! The dress & tutu are adorable - lucky Princess. Have fun with the grands & Mom. :0)

LuAnn said...

I hope you will post pictures of your scrappy bargello soon. And, nice deck!!! That will be a great place for you do sit to do a bit of stitching.

Marilyn said...

Love all your pictures. What fun to sew for your granddaughter! I read about your quilt being stolen in South Africa. How horrible! I'm so sorry. It is a lovely quilt. Thanks for stopping by my blog and making a nice comment about my first tutorial.

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