Friday, November 20, 2009

I am a master...

at wasting time. First thing tomorrow morning we are leaving for Alabama to spend Thanksgiving with Michael's sister. Instead of spending my day packing and cleaning I did some sewing. But not the birthday gifts or Christmas presents (sorry Anne!!) I did more refashioning. I know, I have a problem! And now I am blogging and baking cookies. What? I can't go on a road trip without baked goodies! Anyhow, I bought this dress a couple of months ago at Salvation Army for $2. It was three sizes too big but I liked it. The top anyway. On the body, the dress looks like pajamas.


I guess the JCPenney catalogs I modeled for as a child didn't help me develop hot modeling skills because my posing is lame. But Michael really liked this shot because he said "it looks like the smiley Erin I know and love." Ahh. So sweet.

All I did was hack off the bottom, take in the sides, hem it and make a tie. Super easy.

With all the left over material I got the bright idea to make a pioneer bonnet for Sutton. Which would have been adorable but apparently her head is MASSIVE! I used the small version of this pattern found at Pickup Some Creativity.

Ezra makes a cute little pioneer girl though. Anyone with a baby girl want this cute bonnet?

So I whipped up another one (it is a quick project) in the larger size and it fits perfectly! I love it. When Sutton first tried it on, she looked in the mirror and said "I look... great... sort of". Ha! She warmed up to it though.

Also Chris (the author of the bonnet pattern) is having her first giveaway- a cute little girls bag. Go check it out!


jen said...

Sutton is so darling. I love the shirt you made! Much better than the dress. Can't wait to see you guys at Thanksgiving...even though you only live down the street from us anyway. :)

Jenn Bennett said...

Totally fabulous. And you look great smiling!

Stevi said...

Adorable bonnet and the shirt is awesome! I'm so jealous of your talent!!

Molly said...

Very cute.

And my friend and I used to amuse ourselves by doing "JC Penney Girls Poses". We thought we were hilarious. We were like, 15, or something.

Chris said...

Erin, I am glad the bonnet pattern worked so well! Sutton looks adorable. I love your refashioning ideas.

I've decided that I have adult onset ADD...I get so easily distracted. There is so much I want to do, usually not associated with housework, and the things that should get done get sacrificed in the pursuit of more exciting projects like refashioning shirts or designing patterns. You're not alone.

Enjoy the holidays with your family.

Tecia said...

I would love that bonnet. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Cute top! Much better than the dress. :)

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

your refashionings are the cutest. can me and my kidlets roadtrip for a weekend of wardrobe re-dos?

granma and papa said...

Great job on the shirt but even better on the fabulous grandbabies! Love you, kiddo; you are awesome!

Steph said...

thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet...

Dang. The mantra didn't work. I still want that shirt. I mean, one just like it. Nice work.

Your posing is awesome, by the way. I never know what to do with my arms, but yours say, "Hey, we're having a great time!".

Happy road tripping!

Kim said...

Love the shirt!
Love the pose!
Love the bonnets!
Love the adorable kids!
Love your blog!

Keep inspiring us, Erin!

Hope you're packed and on your way.:)

dandee said...

i wish you were my neighbor. you could refashion all my clothes and i so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work! It doesn't seem like you waste any time :) I love the bonnet you made with the leftover material. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Jess said...

so cute!! i love the shirt!!! and i wish i could of found a bonnet when my girly girl was little..oh well! happy thanksgiving!!

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