Sew busy! March 1, 2012 – Posted in: Family, Sewing
I’ve been sewing up a storm these last few weeks! I’ve got an embarrassing number of unfinished projects I’ve been trying to get finished. This dress for Sofie is one I’ve had mostly done since well before Christmas and I’ve been meaning to finish up for her to wear this “winter.” I got it done just in time for this lovely humid, 70-degree weather! It’s corduroy. Complete Mom fail, but it’s not stopping her from wearing it!
I also made this Minnie Mouse dress for a friend’s daughter. She’s a month older than Chloe and also a total Minnie buff! I had a different dress in mind for Chloe’s birthday dress, but now I’m thinking this needs to be it. She’s just too precious!
I was so glad when she told me to use a normal applique font and not the Disney style one! This is my rusty, trusty old Pharmacy font.
And lastly I’ve been in the bib-making business again! I still really love everything about these bibs. And their absorbency has stood the test of time! I’ve gotten them out of my stash and started using them on drooly Ella and they’re still wonderful. These 2 I made and sent to a friend. Two totally different looks, both equally to die for!
It feels so good to be sewing consistently again. With all the craziness of life lately, it feels good to get back to something that feels normal. I feel like I’m getting a new burst of drive and ambition and I’m so excited to see what creative things it will yield!
Leigh Ann March 01, 2012 - 08:53
I love them all! I’ve been sewing up a storm lately. I’ve got two dresses to finish before next week.
Heidi Van Roekel March 01, 2012 - 09:14
Those dresses are adorable! I keep finding dresses I want to make for Ellie but she has so many for this summer already I have to force my self to be patient.
Do you put something between the layers of the bibs to make them more absorbent?
Misty March 01, 2012 - 11:16
We love the bibs! Thanks!!!
Crystal March 01, 2012 - 13:46
Oh my goodness! My daughter’s second birthday party was saturday and she wore an almost identical minnie mouse dress. I used your tutorial for the pillow case dress, which was so easy to follow. I’m amazed at how similar the dresses are, even the minnie head is in the same spot. The only difference is the bottom. I used zebra print and didn’t put her name on it. I discovered your blog during my search for a pillow case dress tutorial and I couldn’t help but stick around. I love all of your projects and you make them seem so easy.
Liz Lopes February 08, 2013 - 02:10
I know no one has posted to this page in a year…but I am absolutely in LOVE with this Minnie mouse dress and am dead set on making one for my 2 yr old who is in love with Minnie!!! Did you line this dress? Any tips on construction??
Melissa February 21, 2013 - 00:51 – In reply to: Liz Lopes
Hey Liz! No, it’s not lined, it’s just a regular pillowcase style dress with a contrast at the bottom and an applique of the Minnie head.