Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 81

Welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party!
The Place where we all get together and SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!

This week I am showing off:
My Easy Summer Ruffle Dress
Make your own with a kits sold at Funky Joy
It includes everything that you need to make this dress... you just have to sew it!

Be sure to checkout how you can be a part of our Christmas In July series!


Your shop can be featured in our Christmas Shoppes at Fireflies and Jellybeans!  It is a great way to promot your handmade items! 

Now onto the party!

Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 3 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell.


4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!













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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Christmas in July Tutorials needed!

I am creating a fun series this summer for Christmas in July!

  It is never too early to be thinking about Christmas... especially if you want to MAKE your gifts this year! The series will run from July 25th - 29th (or longer if we have LOTS of people who what to participate!)

I am looking for bloggers to feature their Christmas Tutorials on F&J! I am looking for tutorials on Decorating, gift ideas, gift wrap, recipes, ornaments.... anything that has to do with Christmas! E-mail me at firefliesandjellybeans@gmail.com if you are interesting in being a guest poster for this fun series!
I am also going to have Christmas Shoppes at F&J! I want to feature your shop of homemade goods for people to buy their Christmas gifts early! It is never too early to start Christmas shopping! I will open it on Friday morning July 29th and have it open all weekend and through Monday night Aug. 1st.   

Your spot will look similar to this:
Shoppe: Funky Joy
Sells: Reusable snack bags, reusable trash bags, marker rolls, fancy towels and more!
Discount: {Add your discount here} 
Cost is $5
*** All shoppes must be family friendly and approved by me first!***
E-mail me at firefliesandjellybeans@gmail.com to get started on the EXCITING opportunity for your shoppe! 

I really hope you join in the fun! :)


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Easy Toddler Summer Ruffle Dress Tutorial!


This will be one of the easiest dresses you will ever make!  The tutorial took longer to write then to make the dress!  This is a GREAT beginning sewing project! 

Here is what you will need:
Tank Top (or a T-shirt will work too!)
2 Strips of fabric.

1. Cut your strips. 
Here are some suggested dimensions (in inches):
12M - 3 X 36 and 6 X 36
18M- 4 X 36 and 7X 36
24M & 2T- 5 X 36 and 8 X 36
3T & 4T- 6 X 36 and 9 X 36


2. Serge the bottom edge to finish it off... totally optional... you can hem it (add an inch to the length) or you can leave it raw to fray (shown below!)

3. But your pieces together with the right side facing up on both of them.  And sew together to create a ruffle. 
Here is a trick that works to ruffle in my machine:
Set your tension to the highest setting.  While sewing hold the thread.

Ruffles come automatically! 
Leave the threads long so you can adjust your ruffle.

4. Line up your ruffles around the bottom of the tank top and cut off the extras.

5. With right sides together sew on the edge to create a circle.

6. Pin right sides together to the bottom of your tank top.

7. Sew around the tank top using a zig-zag stitch (so it will stretch with it)

All done! 

You could get crazy and sew on some appliques too! :)
(photos taken with my Ipod!)

Here is the frayed bottom option you could do too!






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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Warhol Dress {With a Ruffle!}

I love the Warhol dress form Made {It's a free pattern!}
Dana totally knows what she is doing when it comes to sewing things!  

Here is my take on the Warhol dress... I added a ruffle to the bottom and I am in love!  

I found this cute knit material at Joanns and I could not pass it up!  I had to make a dress of it!
The Warhol dress was the perfect fit !

It is my new favorite dress to put on our princess!   

Now, run to go make your own!  






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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Spotlight: SOYS #80 Favorites

Here are 7 links for your Sunday. 
 All taken from our Show Off Your Stuff party # 80



While you are at Me Sew Crazy... Also check out the Pipe Dreams Dress




Feel free to take our "FEATURED" button if you were featured today!

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