I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Delilah and her ruffles.

I've posted a picture of Delilah before wearing an outfit I made for her. 

This is the free Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress & Top pattern, available to download free on Fabric.com.  I paired with ruffle pants from the book "Little Girls, Big Style". 

Delilah had so many compliments on this outfit, I made her several more! 
I just love this ice cream toy pic. 

Here it is in another fabric.  Sorry not a close pic of the outfit, but I love this pic of D with both of us.  Too bad Shane didn't make it into this pic.

For D's first day of school this year, she wore the same outfit, but with Dr Seuss!  Paired with red polka dots.  Yeah!
So there it is, the Marilyn peasant pattern.  Sews super fast.  Is free.  Is cute.  What more could you want?!?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Easy Peasy Coat Sewing

Super Easy Coat Sewing!

Well, I have been doing a fair amount of sewing lately.  Just not so much blogging! 

Since I have a few new items done, it's time to get some pictures taken and share them.  This morning I wore a garment I made to work, so I managed to ask a coworker to take a pic. 

Here is my new coat!


This is a Burdastyle pattern #6989.  It says "Super Easy" and it really was!  The pattern calls for loden wool, but I wasn't about to cut up some expensive wool for an untested pattern. 

There are pockets on seam that you can't see in this pic.

There were no reviews on patternreview.com.  After a disappointing visit to JoAnne's, I ended up using a $10 blanket to make this coat.  Yep, a TEN DOLLAR BLANKET! 

The seams are not hemmed, so that makes it super easy and fast.  But I think it would be nice to consider making this in other fabric and lining/hemming.

The pattern has two other options.  A shorter jacket version, or a vest. (Pattern pic of vest here)

This coat might do well with some embellishment of some kind.  It's simple and sewed up super fast.  I'd like to find a fabulous fabric for the next version. 

My pattern review is here: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/92741

For now, I will enjoy staying warm in my wearable blanket!