I'm WAAAAAAY behind on blogging my creations. I have so many new things I have made recently that I want to share. I made a few cute things for Aubrey's birthday, so I will start there. I hope to have all my new stuff up on the blog by the end of the week. I also hope that by typing that out here in cyber space, it will help motivate me to do that.
We will see!
Aubrey is just not the girly girl. I have made so many cute dresses and skirts for her, but there is no point. She just won't wear them. Which is a little bit of a bummer because she is just so pretty. On the other hand, I'm a tomboy, too, so I have a greater appreciation for the person she is. I love that she likes to play hard and get dirty. It's a little hard to do that in a dress and skirt, in my opinion. I, myself, grew up in izod t-shirts and corduroy pants from the boys section at Sears for the same reasons. I was just like her … always running with the boys, rough and tumble, never wear a dress or skirt, kind of girl. I've embraced my little mini-me and her fashion preferences and decided to give up the dress/skirt patterns and start focusing on making her cute/cool pants and shorts instead.
This is by far one of my favorite, most used pattern.
It is so easy and versatile. I use it to make all the kids PJ pants (See here: Pokemon PJ's and here: PJ's for my Posse) and also regular pants, too. I add a pocket to the front when I make regular pants to give them a little more day wear look and feel.
Here is the pair of red corduroys that I made my for Aubrey as a gift for her birthday.
Here they are on my
sweet little girl totally cool tomboy. Complete with her special CHD zipper heart shirt (also made by me - you will see more of these for sale in a post soon) and a hand-me-down flannel from her big brother, Bayne. This is about as fashionista as we get with this girl … lol. I'm hoping to try to make more cool pants and possibly some vests of something to snazzy her up a bit and give her a little more style, but still practical, comfy, and cool.
I had this corduroy left over from a dress I made her a few years back. Even then it wasn't easy to dress her up, but I still could get her to wear a pretty dress for special occasions like Easter. Gone are the days! This is probably my favorite dress I ever made for her. I'm keeping it for future grandkids ;).
She makes a beautiful girly girl and tomboy. I sure love my blond hair, blue eyed girl!