Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sneak Peek

I've been working hard at getting all my ducks-in-a-row for the Thrifty-Fifty Challenge.  Pulling fabrics, gathering notions, making a list for anything I don't already have.  Which isn't much, thankfully.  

I've even managed to get a few things cut out, but nothing's actually sewn up or completed yet.  And then I decided to make myself a little crazy and make Audrey an outfit for Thanksgiving.  Yes, I'm well aware that it's tomorrow.  But a little deadline like 12 hrs or less isn't gonna stop me.  No sir!

A sneak peek at a few of my Thrifty-Fifty projects and Audrey's dress will have to suffice today.

This will be Audrey's dress and pants - A little Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler and vintage orange velvet from The Main Man's seamstress Grandmother.  She's been gone for a few years now and I was blessed with some of her stash.  It's precious to me and I can barely bring myself to use any of it, but this velvet was just perfect for a little birdie applique.

This ensemble is intended for a purse, matching eyeglass case and key fob for my Aunt.

What little boy doesn't dream of being a cowboy?  I'll be making pj bottoms out of the multi-print here and the brown bandana pattern will be used to applique 
horseshoes on some plain white t-shirts.  Gotta do two sets of these for the boys.

I'm planning to turn these pretties into a precious nightgown for Audrey.  Going along with the western theme here.  I'd thought about making their pj's Christmas-y, but figured we'd get 
much longer wear without doing them in a holiday style.  

I had originally put this combo together for a grilling apron for my father-in-law.  Then The Main Man saw it and remarked how he thought that was "really cool fabric" and that he "wished he could live like that guy".   
So guess what one of his gifts is going to be?  

So there's some of the lovely fabric I'll be working with over the next few days.  And I'm not sure why those pictures are showing up so muted....they were much crisper/brighter in my photo program.   I'll have to figure that out, but it'll have to wait for now.

I'll be back soon with updates on all my projects, with pictures.  
That is, unless, I become buried under it all in my frenzy.

Love to all,


Carla Hegeman Crim said...

Oooooh - gorgeous fabrics! I love those combos. Can't wait to see your creations!!!

Teresa Pomerantz said...

those are really nice fabric combinations. What pattern are you using to make the nightgown- I was going to make a matching nightgown for my daughters for their new sensory blankets.

Leader of the Dream Brigade said...

Thanks Carla & Teresa!

I'm thinking of using Carla's Portrait Peasant Top pattern for the nightgown, actually. It's so easy to put together and I think I can modify it pretty easily. At least, I hope so!

Kris said...

Ooohhh, I'm drooling over those fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Good luck!

Kim said...

You have GREAT taste in fabrics!! I can't wait to see what you are making with them. I'm definitely following!

Kim :)