Sunday, May 30, 2010

Patternless and Free!

Yup, that's right, I made my first "patternless" dress and I love the way it turned out!  When I say "patternless" I don't mean I just started chopping up my material and hoping for the best.  I had a dress from The Children's Place I really liked so I just used it to make my own pattern.  I pretty much just did it, but if you're not comfortable with that Dana over at Made has a great tutorial on making your own patterns.  

I was also inspired by Sheri, of Soren Lorensen Design, to make the pocket and hood patchwork.  

and a bunch more photos...because she's just so darn cute!

and some of the hood....

and a few more...because I really do exist!  ;)

The Johnson Girls!  :)  

(and I promise...more scrappy stuff coming VERY soon!!! I don't just sew.  lol )


Carol A said...

You keep this up and you're going to have to change the name of your blog!!! LOL! Love the pics! Wonder who took those fantastic pics of you and the girls!

NinaB said...

Wow, you made this without a pattern?! That's impressive. Great photos. You are a blessed mom.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

How, cute, your girls and your adorable creation! What lucky little girls to have homemade treasures from Mama! I remember those days, I loved sewing for my little ones! Fun!

Jessica said...

So cute, Gina! Your girls are so blessed to have a mama who can sew!