Tuesday, July 29, 2008

last week's sewing projects

last week my sister was up visiting from san diego. she and my mom had a couple sewing projects for me to do while we were hanging out.
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the first was my mom had an oversized shirt that she wanted re-fit so it was more flattering on her. she is going up to girl's camp this week ... and her camp name is wheaties!
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here is the before.

here is the after ... looks much better, doesn't it? i'm glad you like it mom!!

the second project was for nicole ... she saw this awesome baby wrap (thanks whitney for letting us look at it, and for showing us how to wrap it SOOO many times!!) and wanted me to create her one. the first prototype was awful ... the second prototype was much better, but was a little snug for her (but fit me better, so #2 will have a new wrap to keep her all cozy in!)

here i am with caleb all snuggled up!

the second one came together pretty easily ... and i'm fairly certain that i'll be sewing up some more and putting them up in my shop. caleb LOVED it and slept happily all bundled up on my chest for an hour and a half. i finally had to take him out because aidan was getting jealous and needed some attention from his momma!

15 comments:

Kerstin said...

Wow you are magic! Your mom looks great in her shirt and that sling looks awesome!

My World said...

You are SO talented! I stink at that kind of stuff!

Thank you for all your comments on my blog. You are so funny!

Amanda said...

you need to move to Idaho and teach me all your tricks. I love that wrap. You should sell them...or, better yet...make a tutorial so that I can look at it!!! please please...pretty please??? did I beg enough? oh well.

Your Mom's shirt is great!!! nice work!

I love your hair!

April and Jason said...

Wow! I wish I had awesome sewing skills like that!!!! I can barely sew a button back on a shirt, let alone make cool things like that!!!

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

You really are talented! WOW! If I have another baby I will buy that wrap from you for sure- it's awesome

Amanda said...

Wow, you are awesome!! I'm so jealous of your creativity and talents!!!

Adri said...

Wow, good job making a big baggy shirt look cute! And I really think you should sell those wraps, I would buy one. Caleb looks so cute all snuggled up next to you.

Melissa said...

Hey are you going to make more of those wraps cause I would like to buy one..email me bright_star07@msn.com

thanks i love the projects!

Nicole Shelby said...

you know...i think my comp's acting up. i commented here already...which didn't show up. i uploaded pics...which didn't show up and i had to redo.

oh well...

you are brilliant! mom will be wearing and showing off her shirt...and everyone will just be so amazed at her girl's camp enthusiasm. (little will they know her enthusiasm is for your excellent sewswomanship...not camp).

love ya!

Alyson, Cara and Erik said...

Ooh, you go girl. I'm just finishing getting my sewing room set up and this makes me want to go play. You were always a better designer than me though, so I'll be visiting your shop anyway.

:)
Cara

Jen said...

Wow, great job!

whitney said...

WOW! The wrap looks great! Nice work.

And I had no idea it was possible to resize a t-shirt like that.

You are going to be so bummed that I know now that you can alter stuff:)

Snowflakes and Flowers said...

I will definitely need one of those wraps. It sure will be hard to have a baby AND a toddler running around, don't ya think? Great job!!

Heidi Maloy said...

Popular stuff.. Mom's shirt is WAY better and the wrap looks great- too bad I won't have any need for any of those anymore, dang it- ;) hahahahaha, not! Quit sewing and start reading... call me

Amy said...

Hey Jodi! I miss ya tons. It's been a while, so I thought I'd drop by the page. You are looking FABULOUS! Hope that beautiful girl comes on my birthday (the first). Well, hope to see you soon. We just have to make our way down the hill! Luv ya - Amy G.