So, anyone who reads my blog knows that I am an intermediate seamstress. I can sew up a pair of pants, a tunic dress, and even a jacket. I am not the most talented or creative "sewer" but I can figure things out and make it look nice. For a long time, I have wanted to sew more clothes for my children. I think it would be so amazing to sew all of their clothes every season..... and then the daydream is cut short by my ten mile long to-do list. Ha! While I doubt I'll ever be able to sew ALL of their clothes, I want to try an experiment: for the upcoming spring season I want to sew at least 2 items for each child. (That's 10 pieces!) These items can be re-purposed, hand-me-downs, or from new fabric. They can be as easy or difficult as I choose. The point is to try and spend little while making something new and beautiful. There are so many fabulous tutorials out there, it's hard to choose just 2! But I know I will want to whip up Easter dresses as well, so I don't want to set myself up for failure by piling too much on the plate. (Whoooo, me?!) Here are a few tutorials that would be just perfect.
|The easiest tutorial & free pattern for baby booties at Tao of Craft.|
|This is definitely in MJ's future! At Shwindesigns.|
|Toddler pants from men's dress shirt at Running With Scissors - love!|
|Fun and definitely "tween" worthy circle skirt at Make It Love It.|
|How adorable is this unisex jacket?! Pattern available for purchase on Etsy.|
|Simple and cute football tee from Make It Love It. You could also do s/s and many other styles with this!|
|I am dying over this dress - definitely Easter worthy! At One Little Minute.|
|An adorable tutorial and pattern (must click through to another post) at Growing Home.|
|Turning a tshirt and some fabric into a twirly maxi dress at Polkadot Chair.|
|Adorable and frugal racer-back dress at Crafterhours.|
How about a little something for mom??? I'm thinking it's a MUST. Maybe I'll work on these first....
Pre-ruffled maxi dress at Make It Love It.
So, why don't you sew along with me? Let's give it a go!