Today I made a super random, "I just need to make something right-this-second!" dress.
It's my go-to dress pattern - the Charlotte Dress form Mama Stellato. This time, I actually made it as a dress, with the sash and everything! Holler! (See my shirt versions, here, here, and here!) I know I pimp this pattern like it's my job, but I truly adore it! It's instant gratification.
Gotta apologize for these photos. Take one good camera with a dead battery and missing charger, and an old camera of ill-repute, and this is what you get. Hopefully the cute shines through anyway??
I'll take pics of Em in the dress as sooooon as I can!
This fabric you may recognize is from the Lisette line that is super cute and popular, for sale at Jo-Ann. I love it to bits! The color is definitely not translating in these pics, but it's delightful. Good for a Fall dress, no? And the ribbon is just an inch wide grosgrain. I literally just went to look at the dress to remind myself what color the ribbon was so I could explain it. Ha! These pictures! The ribbon is called 'Wildberry', and the picture below is sort of the most accurate. :D
So there you have it! Naptime sewing, and a new Fall dress for LouLouBee! Win!
Are yall off work tomorrow? Have a fabulous day off if you are!
May I please introduce you to my new lady friend, Ellen:
Isn't she a dear?! I found her on Craigslist! And I named her after the adorable lady with whom she lived previously. She isn't quite as endowed in the northern region as I am, so she's wearing a stuffed bra. Which is so, so weird. I'll get over it. :)
And she's modeling a new shirt that's going to be featured as a guest post project on another blog! Stay tuned for that!
So now, down to business. Halloween!
I want to whip up something for Emmy, but I am seriously running out of time! Yall want to help me pick what to make? Check out these costume ideas that I'm loving:
Mermaid costume! Unfortunately, It's def going to be too cold for this unless I make it long-sleeved. Meh... Maybe. It's so cute though!
Could you just keel over from the cute?!! Plus this little munchkin looks about Emmys size, so I know it would be comparably adorable. I think I would just purchase the black tee, already have black leggings, and use this pattern (below) that I already have to make the sheep body, sans sleeves and pocket!:
Seriously, so cute. And how fun would it be to fill a cart at Michael's with bags of big ol' pompoms? Answer - wicked fun. :D
Candy Corn costume!!! This one is just so sweet, and I know for sure that it would whip up in like, one evening. One evening plus wine. Now that's an easy project.
I love the matching hat and bag! I think I could make a long sleeved version with my go-to dress pattern, the Charlotte Dress from Mama Stellato. Totally doable! I'd have to source out orange tights though... Hm.
Owl costume!! This one is as insanely cute, but I do not harbor the required patience it would take to make it. Not this year anyway, I'm already running late!