Sunday, November 27, 2011

Old School.

I wanted to share with you this cute little dress I made. It was the first dress like this that I have made. I wanted to make it so I could learn to make something with a collar and sleeves! I am so excited because it turned out just perfectly! It reminds me of the things my Mom made for me when I was little. The fabric I chose was a tiny pink and green floral and to me looks very vintage. It has a white pique collar with green piping. It is a size 2, and on sale for $47. This dress can also be made in any size in your choice of fabric. Please let me know what you think! Comments always welcome.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby showers!

I am so excited to finally get to share some things that I made for my sister for some of her best friends baby showers. I didn't want to put them on here before the showers just in case the sweet girls saw them on here first. Gifts are a lot more fun when they are a surprise.
First was Heather's shower. She is a great friend of Beth's and is the talented photographer who took Beth's maternity pictures and Lee's newborn pictures. Check out her website

My family absolutely loves all the photos she has taken, so I was excited to use my talents to make something for her little one. We decided to make her a bubble for summer time, that is similar to one we made Lee for last summer. It turned out very cute, and I really hope they enjoy it.

It is a 6 month bubble made of seersucker with crabs on it. It is lined in red gingham.

The next shower was for Beth's friend Rachel. She is having her first little boy, and are also big Alabama fans so Beth wanted to make him an outfit for football season next year. I made him a 12 month Johnny in red corduroy. It is reversible to red gingham. On the gingham side we appliquéd a football, and on the corduroy side we monogrammed his name. It turned out really cute!

I also had another craft project going on. I have made some burlap door hangers just for my family in the past, so beth and I decided to make one for decoration at Rachel's shower. We decided to make it look like a baby rattle that says "Its a Boy!" It was fun to make and turned out really cute. What do y'all think?

I had a lot of fun making all these things, and cannot wait to see Rachel and Heather's little ones in these outfits. Hope y'all enjoy.

As always if anyone wants to order one of these outfits or something similar feel free to leave a comment or send us an email!
Leigh Ann

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

And the Winner is!!!!

Ashley Jackson!
(winner was picked using a random number generator)
Congratulations to Ashley! We can't wait to make something for one of her beautiful children. Ashley, I will email you to work out the details.

Stay tuned for an upcoming post showing off some fun baby shower gifts we made for some of my sisters friends!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Susu's Giveaway Contest

****time to enter extended****

Hey everybody, as a welcome to our blog we have decided to do a give away contest. You can win a plain Lucy or Johnny in the fabric and size of your choosing!

How could you possibly win this fabulous prize you may ask? Well here is how.
Two parts....
1. Click follow above or join page to the right to become a follower of our page.
2. Then you need to click share on the right side of the page to share our page on your Facebook page or twitter account.
Easy enough and you are entered to win! The contest will end on Saturday November 12, 2011 at noon central standard time.

***** I have decided to extend the time to enter to noon on sunday the 13th. It has been brought to my attention that some people are having a hard time following our page so here is how to do it. On the right side of the page click on "join this site". You can then sign in using your google account (gmail), yahoo, twitter, or aim to follow. I have also added a box at the top of right hand side that says follow by email where you can put in any email address to follow us. Either of these methods will work to follow us. Hope this helps! ******

Good luck! We will notify the winner by Sunday night!
Leigh Ann and Patti

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas/anytime dress

I am not a parent, but love finding ways to use things more than once, and I think most parents do to. My friend Meredith showed me a dress she bought for her sweet niece. I thought it was so cute and such a great idea. I know people want their kids to have special Christmas outfits, but hate the idea of spending the money on an outfit their kids for a few weeks and then it will be too small next year. Frustrating!
This dress is made of green corduroy and lined in green gingham. It has buttonholes about two inches above the hem of the dress so you can weave a ribbon in it. At Christmas time you can weave a red and white polka dot ribbon, and after you can put a pink and white polka dot ribbon for a cute girly look.

I was also thinking of making one out of red corduroy too. You could use a green and white polka dot ribbon at Christmas and then use a pink ribbon with hearts for Valentines day.
I wanted to make a sample first to see what people thought. This was really simple to make, but doing all the button holes got annoying. I think it was a total of 15 buttonholes lots of fun. I also used covered buttons, so the buttons are covered in green corduroy so they don't distract from the rest of the dress.
This sample is for sale, for $40. It is a size 3, and can be made any any size 12 months and up. It comes with the 2 ribbons pictured, but you can add any one inch ribbon. Easy to get creative. Please contact us if you want to buy this dress, or us to make one in red or green.

Leigh Ann

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lee's Baptism

We just had my nephews baptism today. It was a great celebration for my family, and my Mom and I got to show off some of our handy work. The baptism was done by Rev. Rich Webster at St. Lukes. It was a beautiful service and my nephew looked so handsome in his Christening gown that my Mom made for her very first grandchild. My mom amazes me more and more with her talents. This is the second christening gown she has made. Heirloom sewing can be difficult and tedious since you have to sew lots of delicate laces together, but Moms perfectionistic tendencies (that I love to tease her about) really come in handy. In the pictures it is hard to see the details, but it is gorgeous.

(SuSu with Lee in the gown she made)

Another fun thing we added to Lee's outfit was a diaper cover. We wanted to keep something manly on him under that lacy gown. It was so cute. Mom made it out of camouflage fleece and it was lined with orange gingham and had orange buttons (to keep a hunter theme). It was fun to show off something his Daddy loves and keep things a little different.

(Big and Buzi showing off the diaper cover)

The whole family had lunch at Mountain Brook Club after the ceremony. We didn't want Lee to have to wear his gown throughout the whole meal so I made him a special outfit for lunch after the pictures were taken. It was a blue window pane check "Paulie" with a small white cross appliquéd on the yoke. It turned out very well and looked so cute on him.

(starting to get Fussy, but looking cute in the outfit Aunt Lele made)

One more picture of the proud parents and God parents (Tyler's brother and sister-in-law). They were so sweet to come from California to be here for Lee on his special day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome to our Blog!

My mom and I are very excited to be starting this blog. We both love to sew and enjoy making clothes for our friends and family. With the birth of my nephew in July we have kept busy making some clothes for him. (pictures of him will be abundant on this blog) We are hoping to use this blog to expand the people out there who know what we do! My mother has wanted to go into business making children's clothes for others for many years. Since I have learned to sew, and found I love it as much as she does, I have pushed her into pursuing her dream with me by her side. We are very excited and plan on making very cute, high quality, well sewn children's clothing to keep all the children in your life the best dressed in the neighborhood!
We are planning on using this blog to keep people up to date on what all we are working on. We also hope to eventually have samples and price lists on all of the cute children's clothing that we make. We are willing to do special orders and are available to help you pick out and design something special for your child. It does not have to be something you see on this blog or our Facebook page. Please email us for pricing information and/or questions, or feel free to leave a comment. Also make sure to follow us (plenty more to come), and don't forget to tell your friends about us!

P.S. Lots of pics already on our Facebook page!

Leigh Ann

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Under Construction

We should have this up and going soon.  Please come back or go ahead and follow us.