Sunday, August 30, 2009

success


i made this shirt for pearl yesterday. it was a day in which i was feeling so sorry for myself that i wasn't laying on the beach. so i started to try to be productive by sewing, which in turn gave me a headache. but i made a shirt for pearl and it turned out pretty good! i was really proud of myself and james is good at acting like i'm the next coco chanel or something. but really i didn't make up the pattern. i followed this great tutorial with sizing adjustments by the talented dana. it was supposed to have ruffle sleeves but i cut them too small and didn't want to increase my headache by re-cutting, so they are just plain old straps. and i added pockets. and i had no one's help. which is probably my proudest part. baby steps...

anyway, that's all! brag brag brag.

23 comments:

ashley said...

She is such a pretty little thing. And she is getting so big! And I love the shirt. You SHOULD brag brag brag. Awesome.

Tara said...

CUTE shirt! And Pearl is so big! I'm sorry that the Cayman Islands didn't work out. I am wishing good things your way.

Jenna Eve said...

That turned out great. I too am venturing into the sewing thing, big headaches, but Pearl looks fab.

Eliza said...

you need to sell that thing. i'd wear it. though it probably looks better on pearl. she is, by the way, the cutest person i've ever seen.

Trent and Brooke Warner said...

Holy moly, that's cute. I would seriously be proud if I did that too. (I never will though...)

amyegodfrey said...

Abby, I'm very impressed! Good for you! The photography is very nice, too. And Pearl is, indeed, one cute little girl.

Jill said...

please. you are the next coco chanel. great job on the cute shirt!

alli said...

this is Ashley's sister...and you should totally brag...I've wanted to make that SAME shirt! And a million others on Dana's site. JEALOUS. way to go girl.

Nancy said...

so cute Abby, I saw the tutorial too, but didn't get my act together to make anything, but look at you,love it! Sorry you're not on the beach.

Sarah said...

darling shirt! i am impressed.

Sophia said...

nice work! sewing scares me

David and Shalynna said...

So cute! Did you ever take a sewing class at BYU? I think I cried more in that class than any other class, but I still loved it. I can't wait to have a little girl someday so that I can make cute shirts like this one and take adorable photos also (she makes for a great little model- she is so darling!).

Maybe you can help me with a future sewing project. I want to make a white linen, button down, collared shirt with matching pants for our baby boy for a blessing outfit (if the blessing ends up being more towards the spring). Start practicing! :)

Today's the 31st... I sure hope you guys find more success with regards to Cayman, decisions, etc. Good luck!

Miss MyKelle J said...

oh my goodness that is adorable! I can't wait till I have time to sew. You are so crafty. I love it!

leslie said...

An adorable shirt on an adorable girl! You should be proud becuae that is a great accomplishment! Cheers to you!

kate lines photography. said...

can you please make one for me?



(ha, hot stuff.)

Neil and Diana said...

Pearl looks great in that shirt. Nice work on both counts.

Lissybug said...

It's very nice. Good job. I love the pockets. Pearl is so cute!

Andrea said...

It's way cute Abby! Great Job! Pearl is such a cutie! We Miss you guys!

Bethany said...

You did a really great job, Abby. Sewing gives me a headache, too, though I'm glad my mom taught me how! You should seriously consider being a photographer on the side....

Here Dwells Happiness said...

It is absolutely darling! I get a headache just thinking of pulling out my sewing machine. It and I do not get a long. Congrats for doing something wonderful when you were feeling blah.

jill said...

So cute. The fabric is perfect.

Becky said...

Your shirt is wonderful! And Pearl will be just as prescious wearing it here as she would be on some tropical island.

Did you see the "Coco Before Chanel" movie previews? We should all done our pearls (necklaces in this case) in a tribute to her brave life!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE it! And pearl is such a beauty!