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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Husker Gear!!

I got the opportunity (FINALLY!) to go to my very first Husker game last weekend. I knew for certain that I needed some custom me made Husker gear for this joyous occasion. 

After many weeks of planning and sewing I was very excited to wear my creations!

It is Fall, and it is freezing out. I needed a hoodie. I did not have the time to sew my own hoodie, so I purchased a plain black hoodie and went to work with my Cricut to make it mine.

The Husker emblem was a file I already had, but I needed a great saying to go on the front. Thread and Grain to the rescue! I HAD to have this 'Here for the Huddle' vinyl on my hoodie!

Please forgive my horrible hair... I didn't even look in the mirror before I left the house. Holy bad hair day!

For about 20 minutes it was warm enough to take my hoodie off, and show off my me made Husker Everyday Tee! I LOVE this shirt!!

The Husker football heart was a file that I had purchased a while back, but I cannot remember for the life of me where from. 'Talk Herbie to Me' was made in Cricut Design Space. The fabric for the shirt is a rayon spandex from Joann's. All of the red heat transfer vinyl (HTV) used is Siser Easyweed from Amazon.

I now want to make all things Huskers for everyone in my family. Hoodies for my kiddos for Christmas are already in the works! I will certainly share those when I finish them!

*Be sure to check out the link to my shop at the top of this page! A few custom listings are open!*

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Daniella Skirt!

My next challenge after the Arabella was making a skirt for Little Miss Madelynn. The Arabella comes in girl's sizes, but I wanted something a little fuller for this adorable ballerina print. Rebecca Page to the rescue again! This time I used the Daniella pattern (previously called the Easy Peasy Skirt).

The previous name was very fitting. It truly was easy peasy. A basic gathered skirt pattern. Fairly quick, and great for beginners.

I made her the size 2 even though she measured in the 9 month waist size, but was at the top height for size 2. It is a bit big on her (thank goodness for cloth diapers to hold it up!), but I am still holding out hope that she may eventually hit a growth spurt. I opted to finish hers with a contrasting black rolled hem. So much love for the rolled hem!

Seriously, can she BE any more adorable?! (Friends anyone??)

One more picture for good measure (aka cuteness factor)! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Everyday Tee

Ellie and Mac just released the Everyday Tee pattern. I made two of them during testing, and it quickly became a pattern that I will grab over and over again. 

It is a dolman sleeved, loose fitting, tee with a high/low curved hem. What's not to like?! 

The back is two pieces making a vertical seam straight down the middle. It is a lovely added touch, but I will admit, I was not too sure why it was necessary before I tried it on. It adds a slimming effect by drawing the eye down. Can't be upset with anything slimming, right? 

I am really wishing that I had gotten a picture of the back of one of my shirts for you to see, but when I am the one in front of the camera I forget all the angles I should get.

I just ordered fabric to make another one of these Everyday Tees to add heat transfer vinyl to so I have a new Husker's shirt for the football game that Bobby and I are going to in November.

I picked this top for my upcoming football shirt since it is perfect for layering with a long sleeve top under, and/or a cardigan over top. Definitely a 3 season top here in Nebraska!

I promise I will share pictures when I have that top finished!!

Grab your copy of this pattern from Ellie and Mac ASAP!

P.S. Make sure you check out the link at the top of the homepage to my new Etsy shop!