Girls Just Wanna Sew

As promised, I’m back with what we sewed during our Girl’s Week while our boys were out of town!  See this whimsical little branch/leaf/acorn fabric that we found at Hancock Fabrics?

And ya see this zig-zig stitch that we both used for the FIRST TIME?

And you see the mess we made out of my dining room/sewing area??  (By the way, Marvin bought me the Liberty of London tray that I now use as my thread, ribbon, anything sewing related storage space! 🙂 )

Well, here’s what we made, A TUBE DRESS!!! Nope, didn’t use a pattern for this.  We basically just measured the fabric around our bodies, created a rectangle, sewed down the sides and then made alterations.  We sewed in elastic on the top and the zig zag stitch on the bottom, woohoo!

And a few other goodies: fabric bow belt, fabric/ribbon necklace and a tank!

Here’s a closer look at the fabric bow w/ ribbon belt that I made, bow tutorial taken from Prudent Baby.  I just threaded a ribbon through the middle of it.

Of which could be worn as a headband too!

Girls nights are sooo fun and productive!

What was the last activity you did with your girls??


  1. May 11, 2010 / 12:26 am

    Cuteness galore! Is it easy to get the tube dress on and off? It looks like it’s very form-fitting.
    I’m jealous of your girls night fun! I sadly have no crafty friends near me so I am all by my lonesome in crafty fun.

  2. May 11, 2010 / 2:11 am

    geez louise, Sandy. these tube dresses look amazing. seriously — they look store-bought!

  3. May 11, 2010 / 2:20 am

    sandy, i LOVE the dress!!!
    oh so cute!
    and i love it as a skirt!
    and the pattern is wonderful!

  4. May 11, 2010 / 2:53 am

    Lovely! I’m so jealous u had a sewing week and got to get all messy with your dining room. I’m hoping I get to do that tomorrow. Wish me luck and thanks for the inspiration!

  5. May 11, 2010 / 4:40 am

    You girls are all so crazy productive! Does the tube dress stay up well? I love them, but am always slightly conscious of how high up it is staying! hehe

    My crafting is done solo. I don’t have any crafty friends around me, but occasionally my sister visits. You are lucky to have a great group like that. 🙂

  6. May 11, 2010 / 5:30 am

    Very cute little lady, you are getting better and better with every stitch 🙂

  7. May 11, 2010 / 7:15 am

    those turned out amazing! i agree with emily above, your mad sewing skills are getting better and better all the time! i really love that 2 in 1 fabric bow ribbon belt! as far as an activity with my girlfriends….well, we’re actually heading over to charleston, sc…can’t wait for all of the photo ops! of course, i’m also looking forward to food, fun and shopping!

  8. May 11, 2010 / 7:19 am

    Look at you all sewy and stuff. I love the tube dresses and ribbon. I love seeing the Sandy A La Mode clothing line. That Liberty of London tray-awesomness!

  9. May 11, 2010 / 9:00 am

    Sandy, these are fabulous. That bow sash is too cute!! You are really doing such a great job at being dedicated to your hobby! I am inspired:)

  10. Sheena
    May 11, 2010 / 9:40 am

    sew cute, sandy, sew cute!!! 🙂

  11. May 11, 2010 / 9:47 am

    Sandy you definitely make this look so easy!! your too talented. so when are you opening a shop missy???

  12. May 11, 2010 / 9:51 am

    Awww…I never do any activities like this with my friends. We typically just watch movies. That so needs to change. I want to have a DIY night now!! 🙂

  13. May 11, 2010 / 10:03 am

    That looks like a dress you could easily by at a store. Very well made and totally cute!

  14. May 11, 2010 / 10:18 am

    You girls are adorable!!!!! And those dresses are pretty cute too!

  15. May 11, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    so, so cute!! the fabric is darling as is the dress. you’re getting good at this sewing thing 🙂

  16. May 11, 2010 / 1:35 pm

    you’re amazing! the dress and bow are so pretty! omg~ i so wish i could make the bowtie for evan and a matching headband for me! but then i looked at the tutorial and it looks way too hard for me. boo! i have a party this weekend and the bowtie would be perfect for evan~ if only i could sew like you!

  17. May 11, 2010 / 3:57 pm

    i’ve made a bow headband out of that same exact fabric! crazy 🙂 great minds think alike!!

  18. May 11, 2010 / 4:49 pm

    productive indeed! wow really loving all your creations! the tube dress is cute, sexy and versatile. the bow belt is such a great idea too. i love your white cropped cardigan w/lace back!! so pretty!

  19. May 11, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    I really like the tube dress with the belt! Looks super cute.

  20. May 11, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    You and your friends are so silly! =) Your sewing parties look like fun!

  21. May 11, 2010 / 6:22 pm

    How cute are you guys?? 🙂 Love the dresses & the bow sash!

  22. May 11, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    i love that white top! (sorry I feel like I should be celebrating your sewing skills, but I couldn’t help but comment on that store bought top :p) and i love how tiny your waist is w/the ribbon. good job…now tell me where i can buy that top 😀

    • May 11, 2010 / 8:35 pm

      @sheila – LOL, that’s OK sheila, i love the white cardigan too! i actually got it at tjmaxx! 🙂

  23. May 11, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    I wish my girls and I were that crafty! Our activities usually center one a bottle of bubbly. HA!

  24. Sean
    May 12, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    Really cool!

  25. May 12, 2010 / 4:09 pm

    That belt/headband is crazy cute! I do wear belts as headbands. You can easily get away with it 🙂

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