Friday, December 23, 2011

Paper Doll Set for Miss R

When our oldest grand, Miss K, was about 3 (too young for paperdolls) I made her a look-alike paper doll set.  The doll looked somewhat like her, and most of the clothes were things that she actually had.  I had made lots of them.  So, a couple of years ago, I made Miss J her set.  So now it is Miss R's turn.  I was late getting this to her for her birthday, but I let her know that there would be one more gift on its way.
                                                     Here is the princess herself.                                                                
 Easter 2011
 Ballet practice
 Christmas 2011
 Christmas 2010
 Easter 2010
 Fourth of July 2011
 Bumble Bee outfit
 Birthday 2011
 Birthday 2010
 Hair accessories
 UT fan, summer fun, a cool leggings outfit, and pjs
 Fall and winter
 Miss R ready to dance and twirl
 All dressed up
 Ready for a swim
 Going to a game
 Cutie pie - This is one outfit she really doesn't have, but I may have to make one like it.
 Magnet strips on the back

Monday, December 12, 2011

Boys are outfitted for Christmas!!!

As you can see here, I didn't make the shirts this year.  I just didn't have time.  I couldn't find one in a store in Little Little Man's size, so I ordered one to be sent to his house.  So, I just photographed his outfit without a shirt.  I forgot to tuck the tie in.  Oh well.                           
 The pants are a very, very soft houndstooth check.  I'm almost sure it is the same fabric, except in brown rather than black, that I made Big Little Man's coat from last year.  The coat is brown fake suede.  I lined the coat with a satin lining that I had in my stash.  The sweater vests are made from an XL man's sweater that I bought for $14.  I couldn't find what I wanted already made, didn't have time to really look, and didn't have time to knit
The above photos show Little Little Man's suit. The photos below show Big Little Man's suit.  LLM is one now, and walking!!!  BLM is 3 1/2, almost!  They are growing up!!!

Our little Miss R is 6 today.  She's the one who got the pink ruffled dress for Christmas.  I posted about it a couple of posts back, if you want to see it.  I posted about some other things I made for her birthday in my last post.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reversible Christmas "and after" jumpers

Here is Lil' B's dress.  Hers has a tiny polka dotted background and Santa Buttons.  I guess the tree speaks for itself!                                                               
 The reverse side is fine welt corduroy with a big B and a bear.
 Lil'E's is a bit more standoutish.  I suppose that isn't a word, but I couldn't think of one that would work.
 The reverse of hers is also the fine welt corduroy with her initial, an E.  Hers has a butterfly.
I guess they'll wear these with white turtle neck shirts and big white bows in their hair (or green or red or black?????)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Three dresses done, and.......

.........2 more that just need buttons.  The boys' pants just need hems, buttons, and button holes.  Next will be boys' jackets and ties.  I'm not making the shirts this year.  There is not enough time.
In my last post I told you that I got on the Justice website and so did my three grands in Connecticut.  These are the dresses that they liked and the versions that I came up with for them..

The first one I'm showing is for Miss J.  She liked the ombre effect of the Justice dress.  She didn't really care about having the sequins.  She also wanted sleeves.  So, this was the only ombre fabric that I could find other than some that was orange, rust, yellow, etc.....  She loves purple, so I'm hoping she'll like this fabric.  The fabric is very shimmery.  Can you tell in the photo?

Next is Miss K's dress.  The one without sleeves is the Justice version.  Miss K wanted sleeves.  It's hard to tell from my photograph, but the fabric is very much the same as the Justice dress.

And then there is Miss R's dress.  She liked the black ruffled dress from the Justice website, but she wanted it to be pink and with sleeves.  I have made it with a tulle sash and I also make a chiffon sash that I didn't show here.   It looks wonky hanging on the dress form, but in real life it isn't.

 Miss R has her 6th birthday in a few days.  I borrowed another idea from Justice.  At school the other day, a little girl had on a dress that came from Justice.  It was a long sleeved tee shirt with a chiffon skirt sewn on the bottom.  I used sequined fabric for Miss R's skirt.
 I found these tights to go with this dress.  I sure hope Miss R likes all these sparkly things, since I also
 bought her this shirt to go with some gray jeans that are trimmed in pink.  I added these tulle and sequined butterflies.
You might remember these dresses from last year for our Lil'B and Lil'E.  They have moved from AZ to SC, so the people in SC haven't seen them yet.  I just let down the hem and added the green ribbon back into Lil'B's.  Her mom took the ribbon out after Christmas last year so she could wear it for Valentine's, etc....  Thank goodness, I put in a very big hem.
 For Lil'E, I had put in a deep hem and a growth tuck.  She may be able to wear this next year, too!  This is the Christmas side of the collar.
 Here's the Valentine's side.
So, this year, I am making them jumpers that are reversible.  One side has a Christmas applique, and the reverse side has an E on Lil'E's and a B on Lil'B's.  Lil'E's also has a butterfly and Lil'B's has a bear.  I'll show them as soon as I get the buttons on and take some photos.
The boys things are about half done, so I need to get busy!

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