Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Christmas Outfit

I've been doing a lot of sewing and crafting recently, so I thought I would share the Christmas outfit I made for Abby.  I know my sweet Mama loves reading my blog and seeing pictures of her grandkids and the things I make, so she will love this post.  Love you, Mama!

Abby in the completed outfit (minus matching hair bow).  Flash was on, not the best photo.  I really need to figure out how to use all the settings on my camera!

The shirt.  This was my first time making an applique.  I just found a template online that I liked, cut out the fabric, and adhered it to a paper-backed fusible web.  Then I cut it out and ironed it on.  I really wish I had an embroidery machine.  I used my sewing machine to do the thick stitching around the applique, but I really wish I would have just done a light zigzag stictch.  Next time!  I also made some fabric covered buttons to add ornaments to the tree!

Double ruffle jeans.  These were super easy to make.  I used a pair of jeans that were getting too short and just made my ruffles and sewed them on.  I top stitched around each one so it would lay right.  They turned out pretty cute!  (Wyatt decided he needed his foot in the picture too!)

Goodness gracious, it looks like Wyatt's shirt is getting a little too small!  It practically looks like a crop top in this picture!  I'm going to make Abby a matching bow for her outfit.  She's not super thrilled with these types of outfits because she feels like she is too old for them (at age 6?!).  I think her days of wearing applique shirts and ruffle jeans are limited :(.

One of the kids and me.  I honestly could not take a good picture if my life depended on it!

I've got some other neat projects coming up that I will share soon!


Bre said...

Well Parker just saw the pictures, and in his words "Abby looks pretty momma"

Lisa said...

Ah, too sweet! Maybe she will embrace this outfit a little more since she got a compliment!

ddgriffin1 said...

Love these pictures of all of you. Your sewing is looking very professional. Proud of you.