Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's not just the process....

So I figured this blog could be a great place to keep people not only updated about my thoughts and feelings and life, but also my lovely creations. When I make my sewing, felting, artsy masterpieces it's not just about the process for me... I LOVE making the stuff. But I get SO excited for the finished product... and when I'm done I just want to show everybody I know! Mostly cause I'm so happy about how it turned out. I guess this blog would be an awesome place to do that... So here goes.  First project of the new year... well really it was finished in Dec but close enough... And besides, my blog, my rules! ha ha.
Good friends of ours had a baby girl this Christmas which is so exciting. It is the first baby to be born into the tight knit group of friends that Kelly grew up with and still hangs out with often, so it is really kinda a big deal. I decided to whip out some of the old patterns I have from garage sale finds and make a modern twist on a vintage baby outfit. It turned out so so cute.
This is the Pattern I used... (can't believe it originally cost 85 cents... I'm sure I ended up getting it for less than the 25 cent price because I bought a whole handful for a dollar or something like that)

I focused more on this little version of it.....

Don't you just love the look of vintage patterns? I really do I feel so inspired when I use them it's so much fun...
Anyways so I decided to make the little dress out of denim because I always have denim ... (a long time ago one of the fabric stores was going out of business and everything was super marked down so I bought a TON of denim.) Anyways.... I thought the denim might be a bit rough on baby so I went to find something cutesy and skully to line the denim in and found the cutest flannelet it was perfect.
I lined the dress with the flannelet and made the little bloomers or diaper covers or panties (whatever you like to call them) just out of the flannelet and added some skull details on the front of the dress and on the bum of the bottoms.... Turned out great... here it is the finished product!
I hope baby Violet enjoys wearing this as much as I did making it for her!
Can't wait to see pictures of her in it, Congrats Steve and Renae!


  1. So cute JoDana! I have more vintage patterns if you want to borrow them!

  2. I think I'll have to go through your stash sometime... and thank you!!!

  3. Awesome! I had no idea you were so into crafts....I know bad friend I am! We need to get together and craft! I am a craft lover! And by the way, ADORABLE!!!!!! And yay for your blog! I am a blogger lover as well:)

  4. Totally cute and a little Rockabilly! Keep it coming.

  5. Aren't you so glad I was with you to find that cute pink skull flannel?!?! hehe
    Turned out so cute. You are just so talented, my beautiful sister!!