SEW Happy...Some of My "Projects"

It's October, and I DO like Halloween. I think it's fun to dress up & pretend. Sometimes it's a little grotesque & scary or pretty or even silly. This year, I felt like I should embrace my "roundness". I kept thinking of ways I could emphasize my prego belly, and this is what I came up with (for about$7 too). I bought a black T-shirt (used a coupon) at Michaels. I got 1/2 yd of orange fabric for my pumpkin (which could have made 2), then 1/4yd of black, green & orange w/ polka-dots. I knew I already had some Under Wonder (Heat & Bond) stuff at home that I could use.I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, so I actually put the T-shirt on wrong-side-out & marked where I wanted the pumpkin, so I could decide how big to make it. I sewed with black thread to make lines on the pumpkin, just to embellish it a little more. I cut eyes, nose & mouth out of black & ironed it on with under wonder. Then, sewed around the outside edges.
I attached the Jack-o-Lantern to the INSIDE of my T-shirt. I actually sewed around it once in black thread, then zig-zagged around in orange, to make a little border.After sewing, I cut the extra T-shirt fabric from the front of the Jack-o-Lantern face.I then ironed on my stem & leaf pieces (2 on front & 2 on back) & sewed around their edges too.
I added a little elastic to the sides to make them ruch up a bit. I LOVE the way it turned out.I ironed on my lettering, then outlined it in green fabric paint. Then used the paint to make pretty, curly vines.Forgive the pictures...Not bad for a 6yr old photographer.So CUTE!A few weeks ago, I went to Chicago with a couple of friends on a field trip to a MASSIVE fabric store. It was fun, and I got some good deals. I found this suede/peachy/moleskin kind of fabric for an AWESOME price. I finally got around to working with it. Aren't they adorable? I made a matching vest & skirt in each fabric.I have gotten too big to wear (comfortably) most of my skirts. I was going to just buy a maternity skirt, but I decided to try my hand @ making my own. For the same price of buying 1, I made 3. They needed some "tweaking", but I only have like 8 Sundays left anyway.I also made this skirt. Even though you can't really see the skirt, you can see my belly.

Comments

normal mom said…
Super cute! You've been busy!
AndieF said…
Wow - I'm impressed with your skills on the Pumpkin Shirt. Even if I can think of something creative like that, I can't figure out how to do it. I can sew, but you have to give me a pattern, and list of notions, etc. Very resourceful on the skirts!
Jess said…
I LOVE the cute little mommy's pumpkin shirt!! You are without a doubt my most talented & creative friend! What a cute little tummy you have there...I'm thinking there's a baby in there! ;)
Jess said…
I LOVE the cute little mommy's pumpkin shirt!! You are without a doubt my most talented & creative friend! What a cute little tummy you have there...I'm thinking there's a baby in there! ;)
corn fed girl said…
Cool! I didn't know you were a sew-erererer! I love the pumpkin shirt! You are so dang crafty.
The Queen Bee said…
Very cute, you rock!!
Jen said…
You did a FANTASTIC job on all of your crafty/sewy projects. I love them all!
Muche said…
Oh, I LOVE that shirt, that is so cute, what talents. You look soooo good Kim, are you sure you're having a 5th child, crazy woman!!!!

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