This post is dedicated to Renee Hesson in thanks for being my first paying customer! You rock! I’m grateful for your support, in beginning this small business venture, beyond words. You’re a great friend and I’m blessed to have you in my life.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m a big fan of the pettiskirt tutu, especially when it is made from softer materials. The first one that I made was this black infant sized one.
Because the chiffon that I bought frays easily, every seam and hem had to be serged heavily, so it took twice as long to sew. After I gifted it, I made one just like it for Phoebe. I washed it in a delicates bag, but discovered after laundering it that the satin underlay is dry-clean only. It shrivels into raisin form at the sight of water. After this lesson learned, I found other synthetic materials to use, but still proved to have the soft feel that I wanted.
Leila got many compliments while wearing her tutu on a shopping adventure and the pride that I felt when she told inquiring minds that “my mommy made it” was overwhelming.
I’ve also made these outfits. (The black one was a gift for a very special little girl, named Mia (daughter of an equally special mother and friend, Karen. I can’t wait to see pictures of her in it!)
(Pay no attention to cranky pants Phoebe. She’s a little pissed about having to model for free.)
And this dress for this beautiful little girl, Sadie (daughter of my very good friend, Greta. Thank you so much for allowing me to attempt this dress for Sadie and for allowing me to use this picture on the site!)
And I’ve sold a couple of shopping cart covers (I forgot to take pictures of them, though).
And these shirts for Phoebe are super easy to do, but Gigantore (as I like to call her) is outgrowing them faster than I can get them produced.