I finished up a few projects recently that I thought I would post about. The weather changed really quickly here in South Carolina. We went from 70 to 40 really fast. So one day I realize that I totally don't have a coat for my daughter Evie. I went to a few different stores and found that I would be paying at least $20 for a tiny coat.
After seeing Jess's coat on Craftiness Is Not Optional (LOVE this blog!) I decided to buy the pattern and make one myself. I have a tendency to build things up all great in my head and then end up falling completely short, so I figured the best way to know I'll love it is to follow what she did exactly....you do that too sometimes right?!? Maybe?
I cannot tell you how much I loved this pattern! AND it's fully lined! Not only were the directions so clear and easy to follow, but it's just so versatile and really easy to make! I'm a learn-as-you-go sewer and I had no problem with this! Best of all, it just closes with the tie in the front so no scary buttonholes!
p.s. I did not receive any compensation for any of this. I just really loved their pattern!
So while I was strolling through my Walmart a few weeks ago I came across this vintage looking floral fabric and loved it! From Walmart, crazy huh!? Anyway I love vintage style shirts and thought it would be really cute to attempt a bib shirt with some lace I had.
If shirring still scares you, look at this tutorial.
I had a roll of lace I got on sale at Hobby Lobby that I sewed around the bib to give it a more finished look.
I lined the neckline and bottom of the shirt with bias tape.
I also took the bias tape down the back and made a little button closure so it would fit over her head. Back button closures have become my go-to for baby tops because they are so easy to sew and I don't have to worry about scary buttonholes!
Last, I decided to try my hand at freezer paper stenciling. I wanted a sort of Christmas looking shirt without making it Christmas exclusive. I took a little grey tee from Old Navy and cut out a deer outline from freezer paper. I used Tulip brand fabric paint after ironing on the freezer paper stencil. I used 3 layers of paint to give it a well saturated layer.
Note: When you wash freezer paper stenciled shirts, put them on LOW heat in the dryer and only for a few minutes. If you leave it in too long the paint with melt a little and stick together, ruining the shirt. I learned this one the hard way.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day! ;)