Monday, July 6, 2009

I've Been Sewing My Butt Off

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. My family and I had a great time eatting up a storm lol.

But, I got to get in a bit of sewing this pass weekend. So wanted to show you all my latest projects.

I did me some gaucho pants and a shirt. Did Nesa 2 outfits.

But, first let me run you down about mines.

My gaucho pants that I so love. Done with McCall 5251


Now here go my shirt. I did this from Butterrick 5001 but, the pattern is a dress I only did the top part for my shirt and added more fabric to make a fuller shirt that hangs on the left side of the shirt. Love this fabric and love how I made this pattern my own.

While it is tied on the side of the shirt. It can be tied and untied.
As you can see in the back I love reading lol.

Now on with the show with Nesa outfit. No pattern done here. I used some old shorts of Nesa's for my draft. Alsot his fabric I only had 1 yard of it and I made it worth it. Used flannel for this outfit. It's a short and a short sleeve jacket/bolero. Size 6, 7

The bottom of the shorts has 2 ribbon bows on both sides of the legs. Jacket/bolero is shorter in the front but, made it longer in the back.

Close up on jacket/bolero
Close up on shorts

I liked this fabric for this next outfit that I did for Nesa. I also didn't use a pattern just used Nesa as my model for her outfit. Also had 1 yard of this fabric as well. I call this school girl outfit. Nesa wanted a skirt and I thought of those school uniforms for this outfit. It's down in pleats.

Skirt and bolero/jacket shorter bolero/jacket. This outfit can be wored with out the jacket as well but, thinking about added a button to the bottom of the jacket.

Don't mind the shirt she will really wear this with a plain white shirt.


Ok I guess that is all for now. I also been crocheting but, didn't want to update with my crocheting until I am done with it completely wanted on on something for Nesa with those pink crochet squares I showed before that was a start but, I am a little farther ahead now.

Sorry that most of the pictures are so big. Didn't get a chance to edit the pictures and crop them up sorry. :) But, I think you all get the point of the pics.

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Laura said...

Very nice projects! I'm always amazed at how you just whip stuff up without a pattern. And that plaid on Nesa's outfit looks just like the plaid of my daughter's Catholic school uniform!

Adrienne said...

You have been BUSY!!!!!!

Crafty Christina said...

Awesome projects. Those gaucho pants are great! You really are s busy bee when you put your mind to sewing! Look at all those books too!

marysews said...

You are so creative. You've made your own clothes So You! Good job on the boleros for the girls, too!

Faye Lewis said...

That's what I call sewing up a storm! Great job and creativity!

Alviana said...

wow.. how productive! :)
u look great with both the pants and top. very nice indeed.
and nesa look so cute too.
good luck wth ur crochets :)

Tanya said...

I'm going to have to find me another little girl to sew for, I miss it so much and seeing your awesome creations makes it worse, she is just too cute love the outfits and Mom is looking good in her outfit, love the top and gaucho's, very creative.

Anonymous said...

you HAVE been busy over the holiday weekend! looks great! love the plaids and your top is dead on gorgeous!

gold said...

Yes you have been busy!!Those are some cute outfits you made. The girls are going to be cute in their's for the summer.

Sheila said...

Glad you were able to get your sewing on. Nww that was a sewing weekend, great outfits.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

You go girl!!

Susan said...

You certainly are on a great roll! I need those gaucho pants!

HeathersSphere said...

Hi Lesa! You've been busy! But that's wonderful so that I can see your creations and get inspired and motivated! There's something cool about gauchos and I hope they never go out of style. I've always liked the style of them and I'm glad that you made some for yourself. You are convincing me to make a pair for myself. I adore that fierce top you made with Butterick. I can see where adorable Nesa inherits her gorgeous flair and sunny personality from. Her outfits are fierce! Peace and love from San Diego, California ~ Louella

Mimi said...

Very nice outfits for Nesa!
I love your blue top :)

Lisa H. said...

Wow! When you sit down to sew,you don't play around! You both look fantastic.

narcissaqtpie said...

nice, love the gauchos

naida said...

hi lesa, your projects are always wonderful!!!
very nice!

Tina said...

I just love all your sewing projects. The gaucho pants are awesome, so is the blue & black top. Nesa's two outfits are adorable! The blue one is my favorite. I need to get back into sewing and get my sewing machine fixed.