Friday, March 19, 2010

sew & tell - pot pourri

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Some bee got in my bonnet this last week.  I got a lot of little things done that I needed to.  I had a baby shower last weekend and I made a hooded towel and attempted a little sleeping gown made from a little baby tee.
It's cute, but I didn't put enough fabric on to gather it up enough to even get a baby in it.  I saw this in a shop and thought I could make it up as I went.  Turns out I need a tutorial.  Anyone know of one?

Next, I fixed this skirt.  I really love it.  But the waistband never worked right for me.  The tutorial said to make a casing and put in ribbon AND elastic, but all I could fit in was the ribbon and then it was forever falling down, making it very hard to keep on.  Plus it was getting too short for her.

So I used the yoke instructions from this pattern I bought in Utah, and was able to give her more length, an elastic waist and another year or two of wear!  So cute.

The other thing I've been wanting to do is make some zipper pouches.  I made some last year, but the book I got the pattern from was the library's and it had been so long that I couldn't remember how to do it!

So what does a girl do?  Google it!  And I found this GREAT tute on Skip to My Lou.  The one from the book required some hand sewing.  This one DOESN'T!  That's a big selling point for me!  :)
So I made one, not sure about the measurements and it's pretty big.  But fits a lot of stuff.

Then I made 2 more, because I had the zippers and the fabric cut - I also made them a tad bit smaller.  And I figured, the more I made at once, the more likely I would be to remember how to do it again!

I wanted one for my bag - because it's cuter than a ziploc and all that chapstick and lip gloss and tylenol and Tums, etc.  can get lost.   These happen to be Nicey Jane too and look great with Vanessa's bag.
My dear friend Allyn, and Sew & Tell participant, is here and we are going to be sewing away today too!  On the docket - some bags.

Don't worry, I did get some organizing/packing in too.  I got out all the newborn baby girl clothes and am getting ready to wash them.  I think the nesting might be kicking in.


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Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week!





Your turn!
Please refer to the sew & tell page if you have any questions or wonder why your link may have been deleted.
1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
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25 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Rene' said...

Amy, it appears the nesting has definitely kicked in! Great projects. I love how you use your beautiful fabric on bags and pouches not just quilts. They look so special. Definitely better than ziploc bags ;-) I really like the first tshirt sleeping gown project you showed. I did see a tutorial somewhere but can't remember where (since I am WAY past needing those). It may even have been on one of your previous Sew and Tells! Enjoy sewing with Allyn!

ivoryspring said...

WOW - you have been busy! Love that skirt. :)

em's scrapbag said...

Yeah for nesting. You've created some wonderful things. The skirt is darling.

Mrs Moen said...

Love your finishes of the week! I have to check out that tutorial and give zippered pouhes another try; yours look great!

KQuiltyBee said...

Love those pouches! I bet if feels good to keep checking things off the list!

Nina... said...

Very cute little sleeping gown! I bet you could squeeze a newborn in there. Love the zippered pouches. I've already bookmarked the "tute" and will try it out this weekend. Thanks!

Sew It UP! said...

I think for just trying the sleeping gown, it looks great and sweet. I so need to have a few of those bags. Love the fabrics you used. Have fun sewing today!

Can one "nest" even if they aren't with child? I need to find a way to nest because projects are just slipping out of my hands and into the UFO basket!

Nicole said...

Wow! And they're fun "little" things, too. Love those zipper pouches. I'm so bad at zippers and yours look so professional.

Kalleen said...

Wow , that is a lot of projects. I haven't been able to sew much lately. Your making me jealous. My sewing project is at the end of my post I hope that is okay. I didn't have time to post it separately.

Candied Fabrics said...

Yup - You're nesting big time! Woohoo, enjoy it while you've got it! Those pouches look fun - have a great time with your friend Allyn today!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh those little pouches are cute! Just so very cute. And your FM skirt is absolutely adorable. Love it!

Michelle said...

Amy, wow you have been busy!!
Have fun today!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

You do have a bee in your bonnet! look at you go :) That is the cutest idea for a baby gown - looks like you are almost there - you should be the one to write the tutorial! And I just need to take a few minutes to make a zipper bag or two. So cute!

Have fun sewing with Allyn!!

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

I'm sure with a little tweaking, that baby gown is just a few stitches away from being a great idea!!! Hope you're feeling good.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

oops :) My sister and I both linked to your party before checking! You can go ahead and get rid of the second two!! Sorry.

And love your cute stuff, look at you go! That baby gown looks like it's almost there, wish I had any genius ideas for ya :)

Diane said...

love it all! The skirt fix is super and love those zippered bags!

Laura said...

I love zippered bags! I definitely want to check out that tutorial. I feel like my crap is always all over the place in my purse. :)

ktquilts said...

Yay!!! Loving all those finishes. Nesting is great!!!! You are however making nicey jane hard to resist!!!

Blessings,

KT

Mary said...

I just adore that skirt! So pretty! Your zip pouches are fun too . . . I'm still working on mastering my zipper skills.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

As always, all of those are cute and fun!

quilthexle said...

This red little skirt makes me consider wearing skirts again ;-)) of course in an qppropriate size. It's a lovely piece - congratulations, to all your other finished items as well!

Karen said...

Way to go. You have been busy. The skirt is so cute. How could you not love anything made out of Nicey Jane? Your sleeping bag is gorgoeus. I have never seen anything like that before. Let us know if you find a tutorial for one (I am thinking gift ideas).

Jessica said...

You got a lot done this week! I love the zipper pouches. Creative fix for the skirt!

sewtakeahike said...

cute stuff Amy! that nicey jane works awesome for those little zipper pouches, they look so fresh and springy.
I didn't get anything new done this week, I've just been workng on my quilt blocks and that's been fun. I hope you had a great time with Allyn!

Vicki said...

amy! I love the t-shirt/gown idea, so bummed that it didn't work out for you. I haven't seen these exactly before, but it will work if you make the skirt wider than the shirt and gather it. I have a charm pack/t-shirt dress tutorial that might help: http://sewinspired.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorial-charm-pack-dress.html
(I can't wait to make a new one of these for spring for my girl!)
:)

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