Niece "A" wearing cape


Niece "A" wearing cape
Originally uploaded by umgeekgirl

It was a huge success! She wore it none stop while I was there. She played “butterfly” and wore it as a skirt, wore it over her coat outside and around the house. She would have worn it to bed if her parents had let her. :)

Niece “H” was slower to warm up to it, but she was wearing it by the time I left.

IMG_8681


IMG_8681
Originally uploaded by umgeekgirl

Apron for Mom’s Group Gift Exchange


Apron for Mom’s Group Gift Exchange
Originally uploaded by umgeekgirl

Made with an upcycled sheet.

Apron skirt: 50″ x 22″ (I used the finished edge of the sheet for the bottom hem)
Pink Ribbon
Contrasting waistband: 36″ x 10″, includes 1″ seam allowance and is folded in half.
Ties: 2 pieces, 40″ x 9″

Directions: These are more notes to myself so they probably aren’t very clear.
#1: Apply ribbon trim to bottom edge of skirt
#2: Hem edges of skirt
#3: Sew straps. I made a nice angled edge, because it makes me happy.
#4: Gather skirt and stitch onto one edge of waistband (right sides together). Press waistband up.
#5: Apply straps to waist band. (I have no idea how to describe this process.)
#6: Press waist band in half and fold under final raw edge
#7: Top stich waistband along gathered edge. This will secure the folded edge of the waistband on the back as well.

IApron for Mom’s Group Gift Exchange


IApron for Mom’s Group Gift Exchange
Originally uploaded by umgeekgirl

Made with an upcycled sheet.

Apron skirt: 50″ x 22″ (I used the finished edge of the sheet for the bottom hem)
Pink Ribbon
Contrasting waistband: 36″ x 10″, includes 1″ seam allowance and is folded in half.
Ties: 2 pieces, 40″ x 9″

Directions: These are more notes to myself so they probably aren’t very clear.
#1: Apply ribbon trim to bottom edge of skirt
#2: Hem edges of skirt
#3: Sew straps. I made a nice angled edge, because it makes me happy.
#4: Gather skirt and stitch onto one edge of waistband (right sides together). Press waistband up.
#5: Apply straps to waist band. (I have no idea how to describe this process.)
#6: Press waist band in half and fold under final raw edge
#7: Top stich waistband along gathered edge. This will secure the folded edge of the waistband on the back as well.

Opera scarf for sister R


Opera scarf for sister R
Originally uploaded by umgeekgirl

Burdastyle’s Lynn scarf.
www.burdastyle.com/creations/show/14086

The flash really ruins the effect of the fabric