Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Perfect Layering Tee

Have you seen the little adorable new Wellie Wisher Dolls from American Girl?  Kessa got one from my husband's family for her birthday and her first request was for me to make the doll more clothes.  When Nicole said she was making some patterns the Wellie Wishers I was all over it!  The Perfect Layering tee for girls and dolls was first up on the list.  It comes in tank, short, 3/4, and long sleeves, has regular and tunic lengths with options for hems or bands and it looks great!  

This shirt is tight fitting and perfect for laying under things...or wearing alone if that floats your boat!  The black one is the tunic length with 3/4 length sleeves (and I added some fun heat transfer of course!)

There are also two different options for finishing the neck.  You can do a traditional neck band (as I did on the black tunic) or you can do a binding like I did on the aztec print shirt.  

This is the hemmed length with short sleeves.  It's very easy to mash sizes too!  Since it's such a tight fitting shirt I made sure to take new measurements of Kessa and make the shirt accordingly.  I did a 7 chest graded out to an 8 hips and an 8 length (for my 10 year old.  :p )

and how about some bottoms???  Cole's Corner also released a basic bottom pattern for Wellie Wishers that included pant, capri, short, and shorty short lengths.  They're SUUUUPer fast to make too.  I cut and sewed 4 pairs (one in each length) in probably 30 minutes the other day.

So, what are you waiting for???  Go buy them!  :p  I'm ready to make the girls more of these in waffle knit to wear under their t-shirts this winter.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Krystle's Quilt

One of my best friends and her family are moving to Argentina in just a few short months so serve as missionaries with an organization called Reaching and Teaching.  They've been working toward this goal for YEARS and it's finally becoming a reality and my heart is rejoicing...and crying.  So, as I saw someone else say, "What do we do when there are life changing circumstances?  We make quilts."

The center world map is a free quilt pattern from Shwin and Shwin.  It only made a lap sized quilt though and I wanted something Krys could wrap up in and cuddle with so I decided to add some boarders.  

Plus, Krys and I both love to read and since I found this fantastic Jane Austen text print I felt the need to use it in large pieces so you could actually read it!  

I used straight strips (which a few random hearts thrown in when I had to join the strips) and half square triangles to make the chevron boarder.    

The back is a lot more (large) half square triangles in different designs.  

This is only the 2nd whole quilt I've ever machine quilted and it's much better than the last one I did but I had fun making it and it went pretty smoothly! (yay for my walking foot!)

So Krys, went you use this (PLEASE use it!!!), remember how much we love you and that you're continually being covered by our prayers.  

If you've made it to the end of the post, yay!!!  If you're interested in making a donation to Brandon and Krystle and their ministry (every little bit helps!  They're responsible for 100% of their fund raising and they won't have jobs outside the ministry once they move either)  consider making a donation to them here.  (They're about 2/3 of the way down the page.)