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??
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.
geez louise, Sandy. these tube dresses look amazing. seriously — they look store-bought!
sandy, i LOVE the dress!!!
oh so cute!
and i love it as a skirt!
and the pattern is wonderful!
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!
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. 🙂
Very cute little lady, you are getting better and better with every stitch 🙂
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!
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!
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:)
sandy u make sewing looks so easy…love that bow …too cute!!
sew cute, sandy, sew cute!!! 🙂
Sandy you definitely make this look so easy!! your too talented. so when are you opening a shop missy???
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!! 🙂
That looks like a dress you could easily by at a store. Very well made and totally cute!
You girls are adorable!!!!! And those dresses are pretty cute too!
so, so cute!! the fabric is darling as is the dress. you’re getting good at this sewing thing 🙂
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!
i’ve made a bow headband out of that same exact fabric! crazy 🙂 great minds think alike!!
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!
I really like the tube dress with the belt! Looks super cute.
You and your friends are so silly! =) Your sewing parties look like fun!
How cute are you guys?? 🙂 Love the dresses & the bow sash!
So fabulous!! That sounds like an absolutely perfect girl’s night.
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 😀
@sheila – LOL, that’s OK sheila, i love the white cardigan too! i actually got it at tjmaxx! 🙂
I wish my girls and I were that crafty! Our activities usually center one a bottle of bubbly. HA!
those photos are too adorable. looks like a lovely time.
That belt/headband is crazy cute! I do wear belts as headbands. You can easily get away with it 🙂
Really Cute! I love the unexpected pattern for a dress that’s so figure flattering! Very cute!!!