Thursday, June 21, 2012

Newb Sewing Alert!

So awhile ago I had my MIL teach me how to use a sewing machine so I could make the brown and pink dress for my beautiful girl's one year photoshoot, you can see them here. Then I've been making cloth wipes to replace the crap ones we have. Today however I decided to make Bean an open back shirt. No pattern, just from my mental picturing-ness. Yes, that's a word because I just said it.

Surprisingly, it turned out adorable! And I may have to make her another. Little known fact, I only have flannel for the cloth wipes right now, so I cut up a pillowcase for fabric.

Here's the shape I started with...

I cut a trapezoid, the cut out the top corners for arm holes. Complicated, I know. Then I proceeded to make a pretty hemmed edges, except for the top, short line. That I hemmed an inch down and left it open on each side. That way I could run the ribbon through it, and tie it shut.

So here is the big reveal!
*drumroll...*



Cute, right?! And perfect for the hot, humid, sticky weather we have here during the summer. Even my husband is impressed, that's saying something. So I'm patting my back, and loving that I gave my little idea a shot. I'm loving it big time because it turned out better than I had hoped!


33 comments:

  1. That is the cutest shirt ever!! I love the fabric pattern too. Nice job! I can't sew to save my life...

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    1. Thanks! I'm super proud of it. I can't believe it turned out so good.

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  2. That is cute! You did a great job! I need you over here to make some things for Jayda :-)

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    1. I don't think my skills are up to par to give to other people yet. Maybe in a few more projects ;) Whenever I do get good, instead of newb status, I'll definitely make J something!

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  3. It's awesome! She is adorable!

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  4. How cute!!! I love it!!
    new follower - hope you will hop over and do the same~

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm following you back. :)

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  5. Soooo adorable! Great job :) I just started sewing too... Isn't it fun? Thanks for stopping by and following. I am now following you too and I can't wait for more of your sewing projects! Have a great day :)

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely an adventure learning how to sew. Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

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  6. OH, that is so adorable! Love the colors and the style. Great job :)

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    1. Thanks! Who knew a cheap pillowcase from Target would make such a cute shirt!

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  7. Aww cute! I love how easy but how good looking it is! I'll have to try it! Following back from mom's mingle!

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    1. Let me know how it works out for you! Thanks for stopping by for a visit :)

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  8. What a cute outfit! Nice work, I'm a new follower and would love if you stopped by and followed me at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Following you back, very cute blog!

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  9. Very cute; great for those HOT days too! :) Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes this weekend!
    If you're interested, we would love to invite you to also link this up to the Summer Activities for Toddlers Collection! Here's a quick link: http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/summer-activities-for-toddlers/
    Have a great week and hope to see you again next weekend! :)
    Mackenzie

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  10. that is so adorable!!

    Stopping by and returning the blog love :)

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  11. I love this! So cute! I'm now following from the blog hop, thanks again for stopping by my blog!

    xxoo

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    1. Thank you for coming around to visit me :)

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  12. This is adorable, I am going to feature it tonight!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you had a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thanks so much! and thanks for stopping by Michelle!!

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  13. I love your pillowcase shirt for your daughter. Not sure if you need any advise since you do so well. What I do when not sure how it will become is make it out of an old paper first. That way you never spill any fabric if it goes wrong.

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