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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hip for The Holidays: Day Two with Guest Blogger Terra from Mama Says Sew


It's day two of Hip for the Holidays, and I am so excited to introduce you to Terra from Mama Says Sew.  She has some mad sewing skills and is always coming up with fantastic projects. Today she is going to show us how to go beyond the onesies, and dress our our little ladies up with this fantastic holiday dress.  I am in love with the black and white with red accents-great color choice for the holidays.

Hi, I'm Terra from mama says sew.  I am so excited to be guest posting here today! I love reading Tricia's blog. Aren't these baby booties amazing?  And she's got some great Quiet Book Pages. Her blog was actually the one that inspired me to start my own blog.  I usually blog about things I sew for my kids, especially my girls (my son gets the short end of the stick when it comes to me making things), but a few other things I make get thrown into the mix as well. Stop by sometime and see!

This is me with the super short haircut that I love, and my husband...well, he loves me, anyway.


For Hip for the Holidays, I'm going to show you a holiday dress I made for my baby.  I used Simplicity pattern 5695, but instead of making it out of one piece of fabric, I used several in different prints of black and white.


I also changed the way of doing the sleeves slightly. Instead of using elastic at the bottom, I added a cuff and button.  You can find a tutorial for doing this at this post on my blog.  The only difference is that I had to make the cuff rather than use an existing cuff.


Here is the whole dress.  I like the way the black and white looks with a few splashes of red from the buttons and the flower headband.


You may think she likes the look too, but really, she's just helping Mommy out by giving Daddy a hint that a serger would be a really nice Christmas present.


She's wearing one of these flowers.  The tutorial is here.


And that's my holiday dress for a baby girl.  Thanks for letting me guest post today!

Thanks Terra.  I think that we are all inspired.  I love the cuffs on the sleeves, a very nice touch. Be sure to stop by her blog and show her some love.  She is quite talented, just check out these fantastic projects (here, here, or here).  I hope that Santa leaves a serger under your tree, and drops one by my house while he's at it.

Link up your holiday apparel projects at our Hip for the Holidays link party.

9 comments:

Tricia said...

Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic project. I love the little dress.

Emily said...

What a darling dress!

Lana @ SweetJilliBeanz.com said...

I love using Simplicity 5695. I adore the way your dress turned out--I love the black & white!

Stephanie Rose said...

beautiful dress!!! LOVE the red button on the arm!!

Sharon said...

so cute! I love the black and white print with the red head band!

Naturally Carol said...

Your daughter looks extremely cute in her beautiful new dress. You could accesorise with pink too or other colours because black and white is such a good neutral selection!

Sarah AJ said...

That's so cute! Love the red accents.

Jessica said...

Such a cute dress! I'm your newest follower--hope you'll check my blog out and follow back if you'd like:
www.homeandholidaykeepsakes.blogspot.com
Thanks!

albina N muro said...

It's day two of Hip for the Holidays, and I am so excited to introduce you to Terra from Mama Says Sew. She has some mad sewing skills and is always coming up with fantastic projects. activity holidays