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Believer, Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Registered Nurse, Seamstress, Crafter, Housekeeper, Cook, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Keeper of the chickens, Goat Herder, Homesteader, Thrifty, Usually sane, Overworked, Mom of 3. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments! ~ Angie



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Week 6 Finale ~ Country Fair

Thanks so much for following along!  I'm happy to be finished with Extreme Makeover: Fabric Edition and earned 2nd place in the end.  It was a  great motivator to get my summer sewing done.
Here was my finale entry....

Our theme, 'Country Fair' screamed 'Americana' to me.  What's more American than red, white & blue and a lazy day at the fair?  I created easy-wearing casual clothes & accessories for the girls and I to wear on our day at the Country Fair.

These are coordinating head scarfs, rolled rosette clippies and a lunch money cuff.  I actually made 3 of these cuffs but the girls won't take theirs off!  Find the lunch money cuff tutorial here at Lemon Squeezy Home.

This my big girl's Country Fair outfit - a fun, comfy peasant top, "Miss Madeline" from The Handmade Dress, and matching ruffled capri pants from Whimsy Couture.  She also has a money cuff and rosette headband. 

My little girl loves her new ruffle-sleeved top with side sash bows made using the Ruffle Sleeve Top & Skirt pattern from Pink Poodle Bows.  Her pants have a royal blue band at the bottom to match the top, the same pattern as above by Whimsy Couture.  A matching head scarf tops off her outfit. 

This is an easy-wearing knit tank with gentle gathers at the bust, square-necked yoke and elastic band at the hip.  Matching knit shorts will keep me comfy all day long.  Rolled knit rosette clippies and Mama's Ruffled Shoulder Bag (tutorial on my blog here) finish off my outfit. 

I'm happy to have sewn through 68+ yards of fabric in the past 6 weeks! I have a HUGE stash of fabric, so it doesn't really look like I've even made a dent. Living 3 1/2 hours from the nearest fabric store has made me stock up when I find a good sale since it's months between my visits to the city. I have tried to tidy-up my sewing room and keep my cupboards organized.  Extreme Makeover: Fabric Edition has motivated me to finish projects that I've been putting off.  Thank you for following along on this adventure!

Messy Sewing Room

Controlled Chaos

Sort-of Organized Fabric Cupboard
After the frenzy of sewing 68+ yards since April and a busy month at work, I'm ready for a break from sewing.  I likely won't be posting very often the next few weeks as I take time to get my garden planted, flower beds prettied up and spend some extra time with my kiddos.  Enjoy the start of summer break!


Becky said...

You really made some cute stuff! And what a stash buster you are!!! 68+ yards?!?!

Have fun with the kids and the garden!

Caroline said...

Congrats! Those are some darling items and 2nd place rocks!

Pink Poodle Bows said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! Thanks for mentioning my pattern and linking my shop! It looks adorable! http://www.pinkpoodlebows.blogspot.com