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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outfits From Fabrics I Won in February!

 Yikes! Has it been that long? How time flies the older you get. That I know for sure! 

 I was so lucky to win a big blog giveaway from Violette Field Threads Blog back in February. I posted about all of the stuff I won HERE.
 One place was an online knit fabric store called Girl Charlee. Go and visit her online and on Facebook to see all of the neat choices she has.

  I love making summer outfits for Shelby so these are a couple of the things I made using her fabric.

 The leopard print knit was so cute, and the colors will go with a lot of different shirts. The little shirt came from Chez Ami.com, and I chose a multi-colored embroidered flower that would also go with the colors in the shorts. 
 I lined the knit with swimsuit lining fabric, and I made the ruffles on my serger. I really think the ruffles made such a cute embellishment to the shorts. (I can't remember where I got the embroidery design. It's been in my files a long time.)
The next outfit was made with the ruffled knit fabric that is so popular right now. It was my first time to sew with it, and it took me a while to "tame" those ruffles with scotch tape, but it worked! I used McCalls 6547, which is very easy, and was a great pattern for this knit. 

 My daughter made some pictures of Shelby wearing it so I could post them here. She is such a mess! She is losing her teeth right now, and her smiles just make me laugh! 

 Shelby has two AG dolls so since I had a few scraps leftover, I decided to make the doll a dress like Shelby's. It was pretty easy. I just cut a rectangle, ran some elastic in the top, and stitched a strap around the neck to tie. This is my model, Delilah, who agreed to stand on the stool for pictures. The doll and Shelby also got a ponytail wrap from the scraps. It works great because the fabric doesn't ravel and it stretches!
 

This one is for Mimi to let me know what she thought about having to pose for pictures on this hot summer day!
 Thanks again to Girl Charlee and to Violette Field's Blog.

8 comments:

Loretta Heard said...

Hey, Shirley! Love all your cute outfits you sew for Shelby. I need to take sewing lessons from you! I was laid off from my job the middle of June, so maybe I can brush-up on my sewing skills and learn some new ones. I have a little girl to sew for and I need to get busy!

DeeDee said...

so glad you used it.. I tend to hoard it.. and these outfits are adorable...I love the things you make for her....

Mrs Bix 10 said...

The outfits are adorable. Wow! Lucky you to win all that fabric!

Nonie Hoffman said...

I love what you have done with these fabrics. Shelby is such a beautiful young lady.
Nonie

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Debbie Huffaker said...

You're so talented....great job on all the outfits!

Rettabug said...

OMGosh, Shirley...that last photo of Shelby cracks me up every time I see i! LOL

You did a great job of using up your winnings...love the extra little dress for the AG doll, too.

Shelby's purple outfit is darling. I think I have that same design from YEARS ago, when we didn't know we were supposed to label their origin. It looks cute on there!

Hugs,
Rett

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cute, cute, cute! Great little model (haha even after a hot day of modeling :o)

I am having so much fun sewing for our first little grandbaby :o)

Here is the Pumpkin-inspired dress I sewed her last year....again, it was a "guess" on size, since we did not leave near them and they grow so quickly!

Blessings & Aloha!