These dresses were all made from the Nori dress pattern by Ellidactyl. The first one I made, out of the purple Dragonfly Grace fabric, I hemmed the sleeves and bottom, but the remainder of them I finished the sleeve and bottom with a rolled hem lettuce edge, I think that looks so much better.
I have never really sewn with knit fabric much, but in the winter of 2015 I ran across a really cute outfit on Etsy and wanted to find out where the fabric came from. Unfortunately for my wallet, I was then introduced to the custom knit fabric groups on Facebook. I was hooked. I am just going to post quite a few pictures here of items I have made from the custom knit fabrics.
I received some mug rugs in an exchange from the Just Sew group on Facebook. Mine was made with beautiful floral fabric, so I was able to find the fabric and I got some to make Olivia another Petite Boutique Dress. The fabric is Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Bouquet Multi. It is so pretty.
I just happened to have some Batik fabric that matched to make the bodice.
I was brainstorming with my daughter in law, Amanda, to figure out what to make for her new daughter, Olivia, for Christmas. I suddenly remembered a Christmas Wreath I had made in the past out of shiny Christmas Balls in pastel colors. It was very pretty.
Amanda couldn’t picture in her head pastel colors for Christmas, so I did a quick Google image search for pastel Christmas decorations, and I found this photo.
Amanda showed the photo to Olivia and said she “cooed” over it, so that became the inspiration for this dress. It took a bit of searching to find embroidery patterns for Christmas in pastel shades. The ones I found are very cute, and fit the dress perfectly.
I also wanted to do something different with the skirt, so instead of a regular skirt on a yoke dress, I made a 2 layer skirt with pointed handkerchief hem. The top layer is pastel green and the bottom layer is pastel pink. They are positioned opposite each other so you can see the corners or points in the skirt. The embroidery on the skirt is just on the points.
I am very pleased with the results. It is a very cute and different dress.
I had made a blue handkerchief linen suit with bunny applique for Teddy when he was a baby, and I really liked that pattern a lot, so I decided to make the same suit for my granddaughter, Olivia, and my great-niece, Kinlee. These were all made from the Hooded Baby Coat and Pants pattern by Kari Mecca.
Every little boy needs a suit with fireworks for Independance day, right? I found a really cute embroidery pattern that was various fireworks hanging on a clothesline. I also had some real cute fabric that was like a seersucker ticking, and the two combined to make a really cute suit for Teddy for Independance Day 2013.
I used a pattern from Sew Beautiful that was from a vintage romper pattern. Unlike most boy”s rompers which are one piece, this romper pattern has a bodice separate from the bottom.
The Sew Beautiful pattern had been modified for a girl and included 3 box pleats in the romper, and cap sleeves, but I thought that would be too much fulness for a boy”s romper, so I just included one box pleat in the front and no sleeves. It turned out really cute.