Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pant revamp This is another pair I made longer

I found these pants at a thrift store for only ten cents. ( you can not beat that!) So here is what I did with the pants. ( which by the way I love) I originally purchased corduroy to insert to make longer but I really did not like how they looked. I tore through my stash of old clothes I had disassembled to see if anything worked. The big trick here is to find something that is the same weight ( or close to) and the colors match. ( match enough). What I used is light weight light colored denim ( I had disassembled a pair of pants from the eighties- oh yea I know they were I was an adult then) Here came the tricky part. I ripped the seam on the side to insert material. These pants fit great in the waist and thigh but were short, too short. I inserted a band in the pants and on the bottom to give length. I did have one problem ( some me and some with how much fabric I had to work with) on one side when I sewed the seam back together it did not match perfect. ( or even close) I was given some denim material and I appliqued a heart on to mask it - liked the way it looked so I did several more. I also embroidered a few flowers and one lone strawberry to give it a little feel - originally I purchased these birds to applique on and I truthfully felt it did not need them. However I also did not want them lost in a pile in my sewing room. HAHA if they hold up I am going to use some more on my next pair of pants.

FYI: Husband took picture and he was reluctant to do so. Had things to do he said. LOL - not the greatest photo but you get the idea

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Today is Memorial Day. We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who has aided in helping us live Free. We do not take you for granted and know with out you we would not have the life we do. From all our Heart, THANK YOU

You gave so we could do this.

Its Spring and spring means HAY

Monday, May 22, 2017

I have been busy making girl dresses

Here lately I have been super busy making girl dresses. I may have gone over the deep end. LOL  I have mailed them and they are scheduled to arrive today. I am super excited to hear what they think about these beauties. It seemed like I would finish one and more material would appear to go again. Even the husband was picking out fabric. Here is a fun fact. Middle son has placed a request for a set of dresses. FYI- its not over, ( seriously smiling over this) Now what I did was search the internet for A-dresses. I found several websites with free patterns and I do love a Freebie. I found a pattern on EBay for a super reasonable price and snagged it. It was from the 80's and at the top tabs had them rounded. I found I like the square look better so I adapted. Now here is the final total:
12 months- 7 dresses, 1 pair of shorts
2T - 8 dresses, 1 pair of shorts
3T - 7 dresses, 4 pairs of shorts, 1 top with three tops waiting to be sewn.
I am seriously not done. I have pants to make too. Fabric waiting to be cut and sewn.

I love the Frozen Dresses ( husband choice), Star Wars ( husband choice)  I really was impressed with the Wonder woman/ Batgirl fabric.

I had a blast. That is what all this is about. Dresses made with LOVE💘💗💖💖💖