Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pinned it - Did it - Baby steps onesie

As I said before we're expecting a baby in November, it's a boy!  

Since we're huge hockey fans, I had to make this onesie when I found it online! Of course...I pinned it!

I made my design in Microsoft Publisher and saved it as a jpeg. Then flipped the design so it would show up backwards and printed it on fabric transfer paper. (You have to flip the design before printing...otherwise it will transfer backwards. I may or may not be telling you from experience...)

Here is my version:

So excited for our sweet boy to wear this!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pinned it - Did it! American Flag T-shirt

I decided I wanted to start a new series. I'm not sure which day of the week this will end up, but I have a huge obsession with Pinterest...I mean HUGE! I have 1,000s of pins in just my sewing projects board! 

Here is my first installment of the Pinned it - Did it! series. The American Flag T-shirt.

I made this for my baby girl, Scarlett, on the 4th of July, but since I've been a loser in the posting department, you're getting it at the first of August!

I have no idea where the original pin came from...the one I pinned is just a pic, with no tutorial or even where to buy, so I had to make my own tutorial.

I started with a kid's t-shirt, red large rick rack and polka dot blue grosgrain ribbon.

I cut 1 short strip and 2 longer strips of the rick rack, just eyeballing it. Since this was for a 10 month old, I had to size it down. The original pic has 4 strips of rick rack.

After I had them where I liked, I pinned and sewed them in place.

Made a cute boutique bow out of the polka dot ribbon and hand sewed it on. (making sure it was attached very well as my baby loves to chew on ribbon)

I think it turned out great. Here is the original pic for comparison: