Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Going to new lengths...The Maxi Micaela Dress from Therapy

After a few weeks off I had a burst of inspiration!  I literally woke up at 5 am from a dream where I was making the Micaela Dress into a longer maxi dress.  I made a prototype, took it on vacay, and I can honestly say it is one of my top 2 favorites!

It is so comfortable and breezy, and looks fabulous with big earrings, bangles, and flat strappy sandals.  I am in love with this dress.  Planning on bringing some prints to this pattern that I think will look lovely.

Here's a peek:

The Micaela Maxi Dress

I usually move my side tie to the back, if my hair is down.  But, you can wear it either way.

Don't normally show works in progress, but this is a dress I am working on now.  It is a gorgeous bright colored zigzag print, also jersey stretch.  Love, love, love this happy pattern!

 Just need to finish up hems and add necktie!

The little girl that inspired the Micaela Dress, Miss Micaela herself...

...and my beautiful baby boy, William...

The End.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Let's go camping! (Backyard camping that is)

Took a little break from work today and decided to make a backyard tent for the babies!  This was a pretty simple task.  Just some rope, two trees, a couple yards of fabric, tent anchors, some pillow stuffing, and voila!  We had ourselves a backyard tent!  
And, a new favorite place to have dessert in the evening.

I made our tent from a bolt of fabric that I've had for years.  I was hanging on to it to do something special with.  I think this was the perfect time to use it!

I had enough fabric left to make a little blanket and matching pillows.

Had the hubby tie a long piece of rope between two trees to hang the tent over.  I sewed three loops on each side of the tent to hook anchors through.

Daddy and the babies enjoying the evening. 

Dub really liked sitting in it.

 This is the inside view looking up.  It's like real camping!

 Baby girl liked her new tent so much she wanted to take a nap.

 Backyard by candlelight...

Night night...