Friday, July 22, 2011

Bow Tie and Party Dress!

I made my littlest a bow tie for my sister-in-law's wedding using Prudent Baby's Bow Tie Tutorial.  (Fabric from Hobby Lobby)
     I ran out of time and didn't make the actual sliding clasp that it should hook on to.  (I just pinned it to his shirt) I think that worked perfect for his age anyways.  I actually got a compliment on it from someone I didn't know at the wedding! It makes my day to be able to say "I made it."  If you mention the wedding to R and tell him how handsome he looked he says "I had my bow tie!" It's pretty adorable.  I loved it on him and want excuses to make more! 
    My baby niece's dress ended up fitting perfect! I was so happy.  A few helpful notes ...although the fabric big buttons on the back look pretty, if you have to put the baby in a carseat, it's not very comfortable for them.  Also, sew the sash on all the way around not just at the sides.  You might not have to for an older child but for the babies it's a really good idea.  (Dress top and sash fabric from Joann's, bottom houses fabric from Ikea)  ** That's her pretty mom holding her in the pics.

I'll leave you with a pic of the happy couple, because who doesn't love a gorgeous wedding photo!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Winner of Vintage Toddler Pattern!

#3 Jennifer said... Oh, and I like you on FB now...thanks!
You win the vintage toddler pattern! I will contact you through your email.
Thank you!

Party Dress!

I just LOVE how this dress turned out! I think it will be much easier for me to make if I need to do it again, I read and re-read the tutorial a few times.  I am one of those people that needs to understand WHY I am doing a certain part and how it works for the overall project.  I used The Cottage Home's Party Dress Tutorial.  She gives you patterns, but I needed a smaller bodice so I did got a butterick pattern and shrunk her measurements for the skirt and sash too.  I am crossing my fingers that this fits my niece!  If you have any questions about the tutorial she is pretty quick at responding or you can ask me.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage toddler pattern giveaway!

Well I have had over 5000 page views to my blog in a little over 4 months since I started! Thank you everyone for your support! I hope to continue posting things everyone would like to see and learn.  Now, for the giveaway I promised at 5000 page views.  I have a vintage Simplicity pattern from 1963.  It's an ADORABLE size 1 toddler jumper and blouse as pictured below.  The pattern is cut but it is in great shape and I have double checked that all the pieces and instructions are there. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment below.  To get an extra entry please like my facebook page Sweet Stuff Creations.  The giveaway will end at 9pm on Thursday, July 14.   I will also do another giveaway via my facebook page when I reach 300 likes so invite your friends! Good Luck!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

To Make or Not to Make

When I see certain clothes and items now, one of my first thought is "I can SO make that for less"! But sometimes, I just can't justify making certain things when I can buy them so cheap!  IKEA is my greatest example.  I hear a lot of good and bad things about IKEA.  Personally everything I have gotten there has been great and way better quality than I would expect for the price.  My nephew loves playing with the grocery cart and vegetables we have at my house so I thought "oh I could make him some out of felt.".  Then I went to IKEA.  All of these are only 7.99 each! 
There is no way I could make them for that, especially considering the time which would go into it.  So, I guess...I will still have to resort to buying certain things, even though I COULD make it. :)