I have been working diligently at getting a few things ready for Miss Callee’s arrival….mainly her pressies!!!
The first thing I made (and if you follow me on Instagram then sorry for repeat photos) is her Faux Fur Vest. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this turned out. I bought the fur fabric on eBay at a reasonable rate (why is Faux Fur so expensive). I ordered a yard but for her size a 1/2 yard is plenty….now I need to find another someone to make a vest for! I used the Lux Vest pattern from Figgy Patterns.
I also made her a new pillowcase. She used to use a smaller pillow on her bed but recently her mom was telling me they are about to upgrade her pillow size. So……a new pillow case was in order. I got this fabric from Super Buzzy quite a while ago and adore it!!! I used this pillowcase tutorial:
Another thing my daughter-in-law informed me of is Callee’s new love for Superheroes. This sparked a couple of projects the first of which was a cape. Don’t all Superheroes need one? Who else will save the day if not Super Princess Callee? I used the free tutorial and pattern created by Thread Riding Hood (well written):
Finally, I decided Miss Callee needed a new dress but not just any ordinary dress more of a Super Man inspired dress. One that would allow her to be proper when Mommy requested it but Super Princess Callee by simply
stepping into a phone booth requesting a bit of help from said Mommy.
When I started out with the Tumble Tee pattern (created by the amazing Imagine Gnats) I was just going to make the one dress but due to a cutting mistake I ended up with 2 fronts and 1 back – so what was I to do but cut another back…
The first is the Minnie Cupcake Tumble Tee:
The second is her SuperMan Tumble Tee (the front is the same as above minus the applique):
This pattern was incredibly written as well as the other patterns I used. I might have made a few mistakes but the patterns were great!!
Then I decided I needed a new bag/purse. I wanted something I could use for my extra camera lense as well as everyday purse items and maybe a few other vacation-y things. When I seen the Pocket Tote tutorial by Flamingo Toes I knew this was the one I needed. The pockets on the sides will hold a lense and the other big pockets will hold miscellaneous Callee things. And the inside is big enough for my regular & extra bits.
There is a problem with the fabric cutting pieces so if you use this tutorial (which I recommend) email me first (unless of course she updates the tutorial). UPDATE: Bev (flamingotoes) has updated the tutorial.
When I made mine I didn’t have any leather bits so I just used a contrasting fabric. I am certainly going to be on the look out for some thrifty leather purses/bags to cut up. I want to make a couple more of these especially now that I know the ins & outs of making one. I love it but want more:
Well there you have my last several days in a nutshell! I gotta run, I have quilts to finish…my list is calling out for help!!