Saturday, January 19, 2008

Most Adorable Baby Clothes!

I love cute baby clothes, if you hadn't noticed :), and if you are into baby/kids clothes that are a little more sophisticated and less baby-ish than mainstream stuff I highly recommend this site.

Hana and Violet- by Hiroko

I have to warn you that the models of these clothes might be some of the cutest children I've seen.

First Sewing Project--- cutest model ever!

I finished my first project, a pillowcase dress, last night and then had Lily model it for me today :) I'm super happy with the way it turned out and that I have such a fun model on hand.

Pillowcase dress

This was a great first project since it was pretty easy to accomplish and the results are pretty amazing, I think. I like that it will grow with her and eventually be a top as she gets older.
Pillowcase dress

since I was so happy with the results I went out to find some more (vintage) pillowcases. My next project is a tote, but these dresses are sure to come up again.
Pillowcase dress

Pillowcase dress

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Sewing Machine

^^^Unrelated Baby Photo^^^

I bought a new sewing machine from Amazon on Friday. It is being delivered tomorrow; I am verrrry excited. So I decided on a Brother SE270D sewing and embroidery machine. I have visions of grandeur about what I will accomplish with this partner.

I see myself starting out with slipcovers for our dining room chairs. I have designed what I want, and I think they'll look pretty awesome, and will have fun trying to make them without a pattern :)

After I finish the slipcovers I plan to start making Lily some cool clothes. I really don't like the excessively cutesy stuff out there for babies so I decided I'll make her some funky, punky and retro stuff. I think it'll be fun trying out new stuff and that the embroidery function on the machine is going to be awesome for this :).

I've decided that there must be other parents out there who want cute kids clothes that aren't too syrup-y sweet.... so if I enjoy sewing and become good enough to do so, I plan to sell some of my designs.

Oh, and the embroidery function in the machine is computerized (which Eric is somewhat interested in) and I'm super excited to be able to make my own embroidery designs... I think that's going to be amazing. I also look forward to making Lily's pictures into embroidery designs for her clothes once she gets old enough to color and stuff....

I will post pictures of what I make as I complete them... this is gonna be fun :)