Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Bo Peep

WOW, is all I have to say about our last giveaway!  Who knew so many of your wanted scraps, and who knew so many of you knew about MOM!

After seeing the adorable pictures of Jane and Ruby in their Little Bo Peep Skirt, I just knew that Grace needed one too.  I think I've said it before, but Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me book is one of my favorite sewing books.  It includes a couple patterns for little girls (the Little Bo Peep Skirt is one), a couple aprons, some home decor patterns, some bags, and much more.  I highly recommend it!  In my small but ever growing collection of sewing books, this is the one book where I feel like I've learned the most about putting colors together, new sewing techniques, tricks for hiding seams if you don't have a serger, and just in general I feel like my sewing skills have grown after following several of Anna Maria's patterns.  I *heart* Anna!!

The Little Bo Peep Skirt was wildly successful!  

I will not lie I had a hard time with the fabrics.  

There are seven fabrics in total on this skirt, and finding the perfect ones seemed to be really hard for me this time.  All but two are Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  

In the end all the stress over fabrics was worth it, because Grace loved her new skirt.  She's been telling me certain dresses and skirts I've made for her weren't fancy enough.  You know when you're 4 fancy is everything.  So, this skirt with all it's ruffles was just what my fancy little 4 year old desired!

Poor George.  Some times I think he feels a little left out.  I've been contemplating whether or not I should buy this pattern and start making him some dress shirts.  At the very least I should hem his pants.

Speaking of hemming pants, I will have a VERY EASY tutorial some time this week for a FAIL SAFE way of hemming jeans.  It's very exciting.  Hope you're as excited about it as I am!

Also, coming soon, I have the recipe for my yummy delicious whole wheat pizza with homemade pizza sauce. Both are super easy, and Friday night is now a regular homemade pizza night here at Made on Maple West Coast.  Maybe my recipes will help make homemade pizza a regular on your family's dinner menu!

For now I'm signing off.  Good night and here's to a great week!


Annee said...

Oh, it turned out so cute, we might need a few more Bo Peep skirts around here. I love the possibilities with so many fabrics involved, and you got it just right. I agree though that it is often the hardest part of the job, when you're combining that many elements. Wouldn't you advice that the best jumping off point is to pick a fabric that you love for the front and back panel, and then coordinate off of that one. I think that helps give the project parameters and direction.

You know how excited I am about the jean hemming tut!

And the anticipation of the recipe makes me think this week is going to be delicious!

I love your new designation. I guess I should then say,

Annee via Made on Maple East Coast.

Kevin and Kristina said...

Love it!! I may just need to take up sewing sometime soon so I can make one of those. So adorable!

csims said...

I love your blog! I came across your blog while searching for images of the Little Bo Peep skirt to see if I actually wanted to sew it up for my daughter. Yours is too incredibly cute! I'm going to bookmark your blog now. You are so creative and I love your fabric choices.

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