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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sewing For kids Saturday and a New Dress for Gigi

I was shopping in the garment district of LA when I stumbled upon a fabulous fabric in the two dollar a yard bin at the back of Micheal Levine's. It was like a rose among thorns and I snatched it up right away. A yellow background with brown branches that upon closer inspection are birds!

The design is whimsical but the color palette is sophisticated. So now I have a new fabric designer I love and her name is Tula Pink. This pattern is from her Nest line designed for Moda Fabrics.

Being the fourth daughter Gigi is the recipient of mostly hand me downs. Her wardrobe has been starting to get a little shabby lately so I thought I would whip her up a little outfit from the fabric mentioned. I used McCall's 6164, a simple and quick toddler dress and made a headband from my bow tutorial you can find here.

 Gigi's big sister has asked me to make her a matching outfit and when I searched Tula Pinks blog I found the exact same fabric made up into this skirt . Funny, I also trimmed my dress with the same brown bias trim. 

So I hope I have enough fabric left to make both. Now I wish I had bought more than 5 yards. Don't you hate when that happens?
After making a wedding dress, a first communion dress and a baptism gown in the last six months I can tell you I am only too happy to be getting back into color. Color makes me happy!
Oh and today is also Sewing For Kids Saturday so if any of you have any kids sewing projects to link up, I would love to share what you have been working on!
Here are a couple of cute pieces from the last Sewing Saturday. However, they were all cute !

So Lets' Start Linking!
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  1. wow, great find! Tula Pink for $2!! It turned out adorable.

  2. 2 bucks a yard was pretty good, you have been busy.

  3. Lovely fabric and a gorgeous little hair flower!
    Thanks for inviting me to link up. I can't get your button to show up on my blog - I'll come back later and try again!

    Off to check out some of the other links!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. That fabric is so cute! I love the "hidden" birds in it. :]

  5. hi :) saw your project over at csi and i had to come check you out! just became your 100th follower!

  6. I love this dress on Gigi! this is the one she wore when you came to school this week.....i think...... anyways it looks so cute on her!

  7. Your fabric was a great find, I love it! And Gigi is just darling, and a born model, too!

  8. Love that fabric!!! So jealous that you get to shop in the garment district in LA... I bet you find all kinds of fabulous things!!!

  9. What a cute dress! Thanks for linking up your project! I love your blog and am your newest follower, I hope you come back again this weekend!


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