Monday, November 28, 2011

Yo Yo Christmas Tree Ornament

How cute is this - I made a Christmas Tree Ornament out of fabric Yo Yos. It was time consuming, but the end result came out really cute.

I will post a tutorial soon!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting a special visitor tonight

Justin lost his first tooth. Guess the tooth fairy will be coming tonight. I hope she doesn't wake up the rest of the kids when she walks on the super creaky floor lol.

This tooth has been loose for a LONG time. I really thought for sure it would have been out weeks ago. I told him that if it was still there that I would have my dad pop it out.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Casual Christmas Outfits

I made some casual outfits for the girls. They will wear them to see Santa, and then some of our christmas parties.

I will share a tutorial soon. The skirts are really easy and the shirts are just an applique, which I will also do a turorial soon.

i hope to see the jolly man this week. So, I will post action shots in the outfits soon :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Measurements for Girls Skirts and Pants

I have googled the measurements for girls skirts so many times that I figured I would just add it here so it is easier for me to find.

These are the averages of measurements that I found over and over.  I have used many sources and my own experience to create this chart.  The waist is the actual waist size, I cut my elastic about 1/2 inch smaller, and then overlap to sew about 1-1.5 inches.  The waist is not too tight but totally not falling down.  Plus, it gives it a lot of room to grow.  The length is to the knee.  Remember, this is the FINISHED length - so depending on how you make your seams, you will have to add inches to your pattern for the bottom hem, and the top casing for the elastic.

For me, I like to cut my fabric about 1.5-2 times the waist size.  This makes a size full skirt without being too poofy.

I can tell you that these sizes are pretty accurate based on my girls.

*Actual waist size, I cut elastic 1/2 inch shorted than the listed size, then overlap about an inch

** FINISHED length - add additional inches for bottom hem, and top casing for elastic.

Here are some skirts using these measurements

And, when making a tiered skirt - I like to use this calculator to figure out the measurements for each tier. But, you can also just use a multiplier of 1.5 for each row.

Monday, November 14, 2011

What a difference 2.5 years makes

There is a small Zoo "near" our home. Justin didn't have school for a few days last week, so I figured we would take a drive to the zoo. Cora loved it. But, I am not sure if she loved the animals or just the fact that I let her walk instead of being in the stroller.

Anyway, we went in June 2009, and took the first pic. So, when I saw what I thought was the same wolf, I just HAD to take another picture. Turns out, not the same wolf. But, you get the idea. He is so much bigger than 2.5 years ago. Excuse the lack of a "hairdo" in the second pic. His hair is usually much cuter.

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