I have a ton of store cards in my wallet and in the pockets of my purse. A lot of grocery store cards, cards for fabric stores, and a few p...
Denim Balls It's been rainy here for the last few days so we have had to find fun things to do inside. I found a great pattern and tuto...
Well I do. Lots of them!!! I went to a thrift store the other day and they had a huge bin of clothing $1 for a 13 gallon trash bag. Those...
Sensory Balls These are addicting to make!!!! You can make these up pretty quickly. They make a grea t present for a baby, a birthday,...
I don't know about you, but I love fancy little dresses that look like it took me forever to make when in fact it didn't take much...
It is now starting to get cooler here and soon for a short time it will be COLD. There will be a need to break out the winter coats along...
I've been in a scarf mood lately. Kinda weird....... I don't really wear them much, but lately I've been wearing them more oft...
After making the Jeans Quilt I had a huge pile of cut up jeans to deal with. My goal is to try to use every bit of the scraps and not...
What do you do when your son outgrows his favorite t-shirt? Make boxer briefs out of them!!!! After many tries I think I got it just right...
Every time we take a trip whether it's for the day to go shopping or for a week or two on vacation we end up with trashed floor boards...
- ▼ 2012 (71)
- ► 2011 (101)
17.7.12 | Posted by Nancy Brumfield | Edit Post
As I told y'all yesterday I am out of the competition, but that doesn't mean I can't still play along.
I think I could have rocked the competition this week!!!
I don't sew for myself very often and I post pictures of myself even less.
But when you love a dress as much as I love this I just couldn't help myself.
I am soooo glad I decided to pamper myself. I really should do it more often. Every Mommy should!
I started with a pattern for a top. I used the basic shape of the top but tweaked it to my liking.
I added length to make it a dress. I decided to go with a Hi-Lo hem.
The front was just cut straight across. I tapered it down in the back.
Next time I'm going to start tapering on the front of the dress so it flows better.
All of the fabric started out a light cream color.
One of my favorite things was ombre dyeing this dress.
I started by mixing a super light blue color. I soaked the whole dress.
Then with each step darker a raised a portion of the dress out of the dye.
I dyed 6 or 7 different shades of blue so the color change is very gradual.
On the front I made some rolled roses and hot glued them onto felt.
I pinned them to the top front of the dress.
It was the finishing touch this dress needed.
Tomorrow I will be sporting a new haircut.
I am so excited!