The Hobbyholic

I can quit any time.

Janey, Take Two April 16, 2011

Filed under: Sewing — thehobbyholic @ 10:00 am

I made another Janey dress. This one is for a friend’s baby shower. Would be cute with a diaper cover/bloomer. *Does a quick search on Etsy* Hmmm. Think I’ll make a matching hair bow instead.

Tomorrow, a little crochet and start on a different pattern for another dress. I’m addicted I tell you.


Janey Dress April 14, 2011

Filed under: Sewing,Uncategorized — thehobbyholic @ 11:07 pm

So I figured out what my next project would be. Another dress. They are coming out so stinkin cute I can hardly believe it.

This one is called Janey. I think I’m going to have to make it in a few different color ways. I was very unoriginal in my fabric choices for this one – same as the pattern. But I loved it too much to think outside the box.

Oh and I finally got a picture of my first dress. Flower and all.

I know, I know, not much of a difference, but it covers up an oops. 🙂 I made another flower just the same for her hair.


Something Cute April 9, 2011

Filed under: Sewing — thehobbyholic @ 8:03 pm

I made another dress!

All this time I thought garment sewing was more difficult. Who knew?!

Getting ready to add the lining.

Who needs boring lining when you can make it reversible! I even did the “A” word – Applique! It wasn’t so bad either. Dare I say, another hobby?

Dress 1

Dress 2

It is a bit large fore Cupcake to wear just yet. I’m hoping it will fit in the next few months.

Now, what should I make next?


Strolling Along April 6, 2011

Filed under: Sewing — thehobbyholic @ 7:41 pm

So my “tomorrow” isn’t the same as your “tomorrow”. I clearly didn’t come back and post a picture of the dress 100% complete the next day. And well, I’m not going to do it now either. I would, but the dress is in Cupcake’s room and she is sleeping. We don’t disturb sleep around here. It is too precious.

I do however have another project complete!

I bought a jogging stroller on Craigslist a month ago and LOVE it. The stroller practically pushes itself. I have been doing a lot more walking recently and my other fabulous stroller just wasn’t cutting it. This one came with all the attachments for a second seat (no I’m not announcing I’m pregnant!), rain cover and all.

Just your typical stroller, right? B-O-R-I-N-G.

It needed some pizazz.

I found the pattern online as well as the fabric. I’m so happy with the outcome, I can’t wait to go walking.

Until next time… happy sewing!


All dressed up March 10, 2011

Filed under: Sewing,Uncategorized — thehobbyholic @ 12:35 am

I did it. I finished making a dress for Cupcake, LATE last night. Here are some pics…

I’m so excited about it, I can’t stand it. It was easier than I thought AND it fits her. Double bonus! I am going to add a flower and make a matching one for Cupcake’s hair… tomorrow. Tonight I made a cake. I will post on that soon.

I already know what I will do differently for the next one. And have already started looking for more fabric and other patterns.


Hiatus March 7, 2011

Filed under: Sewing — thehobbyholic @ 11:43 pm

Hiatus – no more.

Cupcake is 8 1/2 months old and it is time for me to get back to some of what I love doing – sewing. So today I dusted off the sewing machine, set it up and used it. A quilt you ask? Nope. I am making a dress for Cupcake.

My friend Robyn, in California, showed me the super cute dress she made for her daughter and I thought I should give it a go myself.

I got this fabric:

I also got a purple fabric for the accent but I’m not loving it. Going to see what else I can find before I settle.

So far I have completed steps I and II. I would have gone onto step III but Cupcake is asleep and I need to take a measurement. I’ll take a pic of the progress tomorrow.

Sewing and blogging. Much better use of my time than Facebook!