Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the First Time In Forever...

I sewed something new today! :-) (I had to use that title, just once...) My sewing machine has been hiding in the back of our dusty horse trailer because it is now the Season of Relatives Coming, and my "sewing studio" is now a guest house. ;-) 

Anyways, I hauled it out yesterday and started playing with some of the vintage fabric I got earlier. 

The result? This little beauty.

You cannot believe how happy Emma is to be out again. ;-) She was chatting away as I was taking pictures.

It reminds me a bit of Dorothy's dress from the Wizard of Oz, though it's not nearly that blue. 

You can't tell much, but the bottom edge is raw and frayed a bit. I think that's because the fabric was at the end of it's bolt, but it makes it look really cool (and it doesn't fray any farther).

I love how it could be a formal party dress, but also a "country girl" dress or even a costume depending on the accessories. :-)

The only problem that I had with making this is that I cut the waistband the stripes are off by half an inch. :-/ I'm going to have to sew ribbon over that to cover them up.

I used the Liberty Jane Peplum top pattern for the bodice, Kilara dress pattern for the waistband, and my own skirt patten.

Emma decided to get out her violin and play a few country airs.

So far she can only play "Boil 'Em Cabbage Down"... (No really, that's a real song!)

Sorry for a long(ish) post about a dress. I will definitely be making more (of a different fabric) for the Etsy shop though. :-)

Have a great weekend!

~Mama Hen

Modeling with Matilda - Part Four

Hi readers! :-) Finally I have enough wi-fi to give you the last batch of Mattie's photos!

I love the look of Felicity's Night Shift on her, it almost looks like a Civil War style.

Poor Mattie's hair was all flyways by the end! 

Sorry about the couple of repeat pictures in there, I forgot to weed out those.

I have another post coming up shortly, so stay tuned!

~Mama Hen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's Up?

Hey guys! I am so, so, so sorry for not putting stuff up like I said I would. My internet is going in an out and I'm really short on time, so I might be MIA for awhile. I have some more pictures waiting to be posted but they won't load right now, so I'll try to put them up this weekend. See you soon!

Here's a picture of Emma reading to tide you over. :-)

~Mama Hen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Modeling with Matilda - Part III

Hi readers! I was too late to post the third set of photos yesterday, so I'm going to post them now! This is probably my favorite part of all four of these. :-)

I really think that Matilda could be a model. Or a queen. :-)

How is your week going?

~Mama Hen

Monday, September 8, 2014

Modeling with Matilda - Part II

Hey everyone! It's raining over here, so it's the perfect afternoon to blog! I'm back to put up Part II of Mattie's photos.

Mattie decided she wanted to climb to the top of the swing.

Careful, Mattie! Don't slip!

Hang on tight and don't let go...

"Can you help me down, now?"

The garden needs a lot of work...

Do you like those pictures? I think the last one is my favorite. :-)

I'm still working on answering that award, while trying to get used to school again. :-/

What did you do this last weekend?

~Mama Hen