October 14, 2010

Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dresses

This is my Shabby Apple dress design for Shabby Apple Dresses. I have been thinking about making this dress for a long time, and finally got started when I found out about Shabby Apple's Dare to Design contest.

The inspiration for this dress came from "the t-shirt". I wanted a comfortable, casual cotton knit dress that I could wear every day. 

The top starts like a regular t-shirt and flares out into an A-line skirt. Drawstrings tie on the sides for a more fitted look.

I used elastic thread to shirr the sleeves. I had never used it before and I love the way the sleeves turned out. 

I had fun making this dress. I have altered patterns many times, but this was my first time sewing a piece of clothing with my own pattern. I think this dress would also look nice in a solid color with some applique design on the skirt. That is what I am going to try next!

Thanks to my sister Abigail for her wonderful photography!

October 11, 2010

Beautiful Wallets!

My sister Emily has reopened her Etsy shop and is selling felt wallets on which she appliques so beautifully! If you are in need of a new wallet you should definitely go shop at Emily's Emporium.

October 5, 2010

The Fiesta Booth

The Fiesta was last Saturday! I had a wonderful day selling handmade items and visiting with friends. We sold almost all of the hair pins, clips and wallets, half of my owls and a few coasters. My mom baked wheat bread, pumpkin bread, cinnamon rolls and cookies which sold very well.

Here are some photos of the booth.