Saturday, September 11, 2010

Minky Ruffled Pants...and Louisiana Team Fashions!

MINKY ruffled pants??!! Have you ever HEARD of such a thing?? I hadn't, until I was sent a request for a pair...now have SEVERAL requests and had NO IDEA how to price them! Good ole Google to the rescue! It seems that this is not a new concept...just to ME! Needless to say...I was scared! Now, I have sewn Minky before..no big deal...but ruffling??? Thankfully my tried and true technique worked! That is to set your tension to the tightest level, and your stitch length to the longest....works like a dream! Ta Da...Minky ruffled pants...YAY!! So, you will be seeing A LOT of these in the blog posts to come...FIVE orders, and TWO daughters!! Did I tell you that having a Serger HELPS!!

Here is another pair of ruffled pants for my niece...it pairs nicely with the cutest pumpkin applique shirt that I didn't have to do! YAY! Did I mention that it is difficult to find plain white shirts in Lafayette? I guess I am going to have to start ordering them online! Know of any good sites?





So because of the LACK of cute kid's tee shirts in Lafayette, I just picked up a couple of plain ole' tees at Hobby Lobby, when they were 50% off, and decided I would try my hand at altering them into something much cuter.

I cut the collar band off the this tee and added the tiger fabric ruffle. Then got creative with the elastic thread...
Three lines of stitching around the bottom hem (the last two is the hem stitching).

And one line of elastic thread stitching around the sleeve (again, the last two is the hem stitching). And VIOLA, cute tee!

These tees are a size bigger than I would normally buy to fit my girls, that way I would get the "baggy" effect with the elastic stitching. The necklines were a little lower because of the bigger size, but not too bad and it will give them room to grow. Here is the one for Ms. Priss.


The applique letters were cut using my Cricut...like I could use scissors this fancy!! HA!



A little tiger paw embroidery action on a clearanced out skirt from Target...instant LSU fan!!



And speaking of dem Tigers....

Here is another paw print appliqued tee. I don't know if I mentioned it in my last post, but for the first paw print tee, I did not embroider directly on the shirt. I appliqued the fabric, cut it out, then sewed it on the shirt. I think it looks bigger because of the spacing between the toes and foot pad. For this one, my embroidery machine did all of the work. Which way do you like best?

I didn't forget The Boy...

With some Minky scraps I appliqued this football..soooo cute. I also learned how to curve lettering on my Embird embroidery software..aahhh technology. The LSU is a cut piece of fabric zigzagged on.
Now for the Saints fans....WHO DAT?

This is a different football design....I LOVE SEW FORUM!! The Fleur De Lis is a filled embroidery design..also from Sew Forum!
Not to leave out the girls...


...add some ruffled pants, instant outfit! I am not sure what's going on in these pictures with the collar...it is just a plain collar, maybe it is a reflection? Anyway, did I forget to mention this post was Picture HEAVY!! :D Ok, one more and we are done. Any UL Lafayette fans out there?

Ms. Priss had a "Where Red Day" at her school to support the local college team. Again, these letters were cut using my Cricut, then sewed on. The white letters are Minky, kids love feeling the soft, cuddly!
So that was one week's worth of sewing....GEESH I've been busy!! This past week was a "take it easy" week. I did a couple of bows and fancied up some headbands for Ms. Priss' school store...I'll post those later. I have some orders to do, and some Saints fashions for my kiddos...also Ms. Priss is turning 8 this week!! I'll be doing some things in preparation for her skating/ slumber party...did I mention we will be having 13 girls???!!! Yeah, I'm crazy like that...I get it from my Momma, I remember a 15+ girl slumber party of my own! Love you Momma!

AND I had a BLAST at my reunion!! Got a little tipsy and danced/jumped around like I was 18 again...only I'm NOT...and my CALVES reminded me for THREE days...UGH!! When we got home, our dogs had gotten out....they are still missing. :( I've gone to the pound, posted on FB and the animal control lost/found site, put up signs around the neighborhood....come HOME already!! We are trying to stay optimistic and hoping that they are in someone's backyard for safe keeping. They didn't have their collars on because of recent baths...and forgetful momma!! But they do have microchips in them, so if the pound picks them up, or if someone brings them to a Vet, we should be getting a call!! Oh well, sorry to leave on such a sad note...if you can stand to look at one more picture, here is one of me and my honey before my reunion....


Until later...

6 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Lovely pic of you and your hubby! SO nice to see you in one!! You done good with all the sewing. Minky pants look fantastic. Really sorry about the dogs though... so hoping for you you get that call soon! I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

Allie said...

That's it, I need me some Minky pants. Those turned out so well! Girl, you done amazing work lately, I love all the outfits and I simply must try elastic thread. Maybe in 2022 when I find some time.

Happy Birthday to Miss Priss - what a fun thing you're doing for her! You and hubby look amazing, what a beautiful couple you are. I'm praying for your pups, hon!

Jennwith4 said...

Hope you find your pets soon! Such lovelylooking creations.

Capital Mom said...

Oh no! I hope they come home soon.

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Cute picture of you and your hubby!

Those minky pants would be a hit around here come fall. Very nice. I never thought of using this fabric for clothing either. I always thought it's supposed to be used for blankets only...

Hope you find your doggies soon. First you go through all this mess with their illness, and now this!

craftytammie said...

ok. every single thing you made is perfect!! love what you did with the elastic thread! glad you had fun at your reunion, i am looking forward to mine.

and here's hoping your dogs come home soon - don't lose hope, ours was gone for two weeks once. just tell everyone - the librarian is who found ours for us!