kidmade and a homemade gift.

7.02.2008


The gallery is up for the Take Only Pictures, Make Only Art kidmade challenge. Please go and check it out. All of the submissions are amazing and inspiring. I really can't put into words how beautiful the work is. The July challenge should be up later today.


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Just to add a bit of randomness, this is a little top I made for my niece for her birthday. I had bought myself a little dress at Target and loved the style. I decided I could reconstruct it. Other than coming out a bit smaller than I intended it worked out great. I was even able to do some shirring for the back. I have tried this in the past without any luck. The top was only 3 pieces and the straps. I think there will many more of these to come this summer. It's the perfect wear as a dress or top or with a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans kinda dress. I have come to the conclusion that I really enjoy sewing more when I don't use a pattern, I seem to always mess up the pattern and then become frustrated. Making it up as I go along seems to keep the flow going.

Anyone want a tutorial for this? I will try to pull one together when I make the next one.


I hope everyone has a great 4th of July. Lots of food, friends, family and fireworks.

3 comments:

linda said...

Girls look adorable, i would love to make homemade butter with them and eat er devour muffins with them. maybe soon. miss you guys love to you all

Jane said...

Hope you had a good holiday weekend. Lovely dress. Jane x

Anonymous said...

The art in your recent kidmade challenge blows me away!!!!

Love,

Amy