Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Finish #4 by the end of July

Okay - I cannot stand not posting these pictures anymore. Lynsey, if you are reading, stop now.

A few months ago, I made an adorable capri pant/top outfit for a friends little girl who was turning 5. It didn't fit (see why I hate making clothes?). So Lynsey has a little girl about that age - maybe I can send them to her....

I made Jessie a similar outfit - which she trashed in 10 minutes of wearing it (seams were ripping, buttons were flying, fabric was ripping). Jessie is hard on clothes. She is such a girly girl, but also, such a slob. And I hate sewing clothes - they seem so fragile when I am done with them.

So I didn't want to send this cute outfit to Lynsey, to have it rip and fall apart while Kaylyn is wearing it.

So I made these:




Little dresses out of old sheets. of course, Jessie saw these and said she wanted one, but I'm not sure I want her trashing one of these either. Although these actually seem sturdier than the clothes I have made this summer....
Sew many uses for old sheets. And I've put on my list to do a quilt like this one. After I get my Seeing Stars quilt and my 30's pinwheels done.
Kris

11 comments:

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
How Precious!
Please send me some of your energy!lol You get so much done!
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

farm mom said...

I'm with Lib...where do it get it all girl?!? BTW-those are the cutest thing I have ever seen! Wish I could sew!

Dawn said...

Oh, Kris---I LOVE these! And sheets have that yummy & soft feel to them--these turned out so wonderful.

Sara said...

Did you read my blog? Joe WON REINING! He is so excited. I still have this thing about using sheets for clothes...maybe a quilt though!

SewAmy said...

the dresses are adorable. Clothes aren't my thing to make. I want to be able to make them because of all the cute fabric. But things never come out right.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Kris...very nice....and another finish even better well done...

The Kramer Family said...

Sweet friend!

I got them TODAY in the mail (we've been at a funeral all day so technically tonight). They are amazing. I pulled them out and slipped them on the girls immediately. They look so cute! I am going to have to take some photos in them.

And my necklace. Its perfect! I know that its jewelery, but I will totally wear this all of the time. Green is my favorite color.

You are so sweet and good to me.

Thanks doesn't even cut it!
love,
Lyns

Kristie said...

I love the clothes! Clothing makes me nervous when I try to sew it! My mom made my wedding dress, I started to help but I just got tooooooooo nervous!

I love the idea of old sheets! I have several. I buy them in town at the thrift store for .50-$1.
Kristie

Granny Lyn said...

Adorable Dresses!!! so fresh and summer-y looking, how clever of you!

and we all can't wait to see the other quilts,,,keeping linsey's eyes closed, I hope...

Philigry said...

so sweet! i love clothes made out of vintage linens!

Jacquie said...

i bet these will wear better. sheets are pretty tough. i finished a top made from some sheets this morning. i really loved working with the sheets...so soft and smooth and easy to sew and press. i highly recommend it!