Saturday, March 6, 2010
After posting the pictures of Donevan's belt I decided to just whip one up for Iris too. The second one took me even less time since I wasn't looking at the tutorial to see what to do next. She was pretty excited about it. Now maybe she can keep her pants up. I was also thinking of putting some of the button elastic in some pants like in THIS tutorial. It's so easy. Why didn't I think of that?
I noticed today that the jeans Donevan was wearing were a little saggy and weren't staying up too good. So...I remembered seeing this tutorial on how to make a belt out of fabric and thought I would give it a try.
I used velcro instead of snaps for easier adjustment. And I used the fabric ring instead of a D-ring. I love how easy it was. Took me like 30 minutes to put the whole thing together.
It was a little wider than I would have liked, but since it's fabric, it's easy to scrunch through the beltloops. And that just means he can grow into it. I also made it a little longer than she said in the tutorial for that same reason. I want him to be able to use it for a while. Now I need to make one for Iris who's pants are constantly falling off!
Friday, March 5, 2010
I had made these for Donevan and never took any pictures. I made them for him to wear to church since he didn't have any nice shoes. I like the black leather. My idea was to make them look like little loafers. I love how they turned out.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
During our craft group today this is the project I was working on. My dear friend, Lexy, who is expecting her second, asked if I would make this blessing dress. I was so excited that she asked me! The pattern that she picked is so beautiful. It has been so much fun so far. I haven't worked with thread for a long time, so this was a good reason for me to pick it back up. I can't wait to finish it and see it on her little one. I will of course take pictures when I finish it too. Thanks, Lex, for giving me this opportunity to use my skills! (You get a nice little peek at how it looks so far!)