kidmade and a homemade gift.


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.


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.


Anonymous 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!!!!