I was on Grandma duty again Monday and Tuesday, but on Sunday I managed to make a cute little onesie for my granddaughter!
My granddaughter absolutely loves a kids show called “Paw Patrol,” the pups as they refer to them. I mean full on zombie loves the show lol. It is so bad that she is limited from watching it except for when she is having lunch because she zones out so bad. It is pretty cute watching her face while she watches it, seeing her laugh at things she finds funny and wondering what is going through her mind while she watches it! If only we could hear their thoughts!
This is an image of the Paw Patrol characters…..
And this is the embroidery I did on the onesie for her!. I chose Skye for the first one but the pattern I purchased has patterns for all the characters so there is no doubt she will be receiving other things with the characters or logo on them!
I purchased the pattern thought Etsy through this link:PATTERN
A week or two ago I decided to buy an embroidery pattern to make my granddaughter a little nerd dress.
I found a cute baby “Wonder Woman” pattern on Etsy and I still had enough Marvel fabric to make a skirt for the dress. I found a free download pattern for a dress bodice, and used a big rectangle for the skirt.
And the Baby “Nerd” dress was born lol….
Here is the bodice pattern I found online.
I cut the bodice out of some white broadcloth and then embroidered the Wonder Woman pattern on the the front.
I sewed the bodice front and lining at the shoulder seams on both.
And then sewed the front to the back leaving the back open so I could add a tie closure, right sides together and clipped the curves before turning it right side out.
Next I pressed the seams flat and pinned around the neckline so I could top stitch it.
Now it was time for the tie closure.
I used a nice piece of blue ribbon. I pinned the back opening with right sides together with the ribbon pinned where I wanted it, sewed the seam, then pressed it before turning it right side out.
Next I hemmed the Marvel fabric and sewed it together to form a “tube.”
I ran a row of stitches (on the setting with the longest stitch length) all the way around on the top of the skirt to gather it.
I pressed the bodice bottom under about a half inch and then pinned the skirt in place to only the front of the bodice, not the lining.
Once the skirt was sewn on I pinned the lining to the skirt to cover the seam and hand stitched it in place.
And now my granddaughter is all ready for the next free Comic Book day in occasion appropriate outfit lol!
(It didn’t matter how I hung the dress the bottom looked crooked even though it really wasn’t… maybe just because of the gathers)
I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father’s Day! We had a nice family BBQ on the BBQ we finally got… well, the kids and I split and got one for Chris for Father’s Day. We had burgers and salads for lunch and I got Chris and Dillon some HUGE steaks to BBQ for dinner… so a good day all around and I got to spend some time with Kim and my grand-baby while the boys did their own thing!
I think I saw this idea originally on Pinterest and it stuck out in my head for awhile. I think it is so cute and not only is it a dress on my granddaughter right now, it can double as a bathing suit cover up and even a little tunic with leggings as she grows. I have already ordered another 2 bandanas in a nice turquoise colour to make her another one!
Because the 2 things I am posting about were also Easter gifts I thought I would post them together and right after my other Easter embroidery project.
I have become almost as addicted to looking at new machine embroidery patterns as I have become at sewing the patterns. The two I did this time… again for my granddaughter… were so cute I had to incorporate them into her Easter/Birthday gifts.
Let me start by saying that my granddaughter LOVES books… almost any book! I have loved reading since I was little, and desperate enough at times for something to read that I would read the encyclopedias lol, hopefully with us all supplying her with reading material she won’t get that desperate lol! One of her favourite books, series of books, are the Llama Llama books so when I saw a pattern for a really cute llama head I had to do it! I put the llama pattern on another onesie and I also found a pattern for a “My First Easter” bib that I also did!
I found this pattern through an online search and thought it would be fun to make for my granddaughter. This is another one of the sewing projects that have been in my to do pile for way too long. It was nice to finally have them sewn and ready to gift to her! I find it hard to force myself to do “regular” sewing when I can play with the embroidery function lol.
Because my granddaughter puts EVERYTHING in her mouth, I forgo putting eyes on these toys… one less hazard when everything seems to either taste great to her or aids with teething!
I also learned last week that my sewing machine has mending stitches. I found this out when I had to fix a pair of Chris’ work pants!
I found a cute little teddy bear sewing pattern when I did a search online for a different pattern. It was very easy to make and turned out pretty well for my granddaughter. I think the only thing I would change if I were to make it again would be to make the ears bigger on the pattern They turned out smaller that I thought they would and I think teddy bears should have big ears lol!
I used the pattern for the teddy bear itself and then just made a little skirt and straps to add to it once it was sewn.
I have bits and pieces of fabric (now) in bins in the craft room. I spent most of Sunday in the craft room sewing. I have to say it was really nice not to have to lug the sewing machine to somewhere to set it up to use. Now I only have to go downstairs to the craft room and everything is right there where I need it and it can stay there!
Back to the purse toy lol…. I thought I could use up some of my scraps making some baby toys. This is the first of the toys I want to make.
(I bought one of those leather look storage benches to double as a toy box in the living room for my granddaughter and as a place for the nosy cats to lay and look out the window. When I put all the toy we already have for her in the new toy box, it was only half full!!! I texted Kim and told her that I was going to have to do some baby toy shopping so that the toy box wasn’t half full/empty.. depending on how you look at it. I decided to start by sewing some new toys instead…. for now at least)
I started off with two different pieces of fabric and a pile of ribbon I had laying around… and of course a bit of batting and a matching button that didn’t get in the picture.
The first thing I did was cut out a Purse shape with both fabrics.
And a rectangle of fabric that I would sew into a tube that would serve as the handle of the purse.
I lightly stuffed the tube/handle and folded in the edges, then put it aside until I needed it.
I pinned folded, 3 inch strips of ribbon around the base of the purse and ran a quick stitch around the base to hold the ribbon in place for when I attached the front to the back.
I laid the fabric pieces, right sides together, on a small piece of quilt batting and cut around the purse shape so it was the same size.
I sewed all the way around the outside, leaving a space for turning and then clipped the edges.
I turned it right side out and pressed it.
I stitched across the purse where the flap met the base of the purse and ran a stitch close to the edge all the way around making sure to close the opening I left for turning while I sewed.
I pinned and then sewed the handle to the purse, on the backside, just below where the flap meets the base of purse.
Then all I had to do was attach a pretty button to the flap and the little Tag Purse was done! It’s already been added to the new toy box!!!