I’ve been eyeing the adorable jeans over at Persnickety since they came out.
In love with them, I am.
But, I haven’t bought them…yet. So, today I decided to take a stab at a knock off version. So for $10 bucks, I did just that. I did these without a pattern, so they aren’t perfect, but they will certainly get the job done. I even used one of my cute little tags finally. Grace loves them, she calls them princess pants. Hence, the post title. Apparently anything with ruffles indicates princess-worthiness in her eyes. <3
Check ‘em out! They will look really cute with a lot of her new Matilda Jane shirts and tunics. And I can’t wait to pair her new Leighton Military Boots with these when they come in!! Woo-hoo!! My daughter officially dresses better than me, and I’m totally cool with that!
My little tag
So, there they are! Not bad for 10 bucks and an afternoon at the sewing machine.
Quick little post here. The last two things I’ve made Grace.. she doesn’t dig. Guess I’m gonna have to buy all purple fabric. Ha! I did a repeat last week of the cute little bubble tank and ruffle pants from LilyGiggle. And then today, I did a version of the Marissa Peasant dress from Create Kids Couture. I’m too lazy to link the patterns here right now. :p I modified the pattern today, by adding a ruffle on the bodice and making 3/4 sleeves. And I left the ruffle off the bottom. It turned out pretty cute. She of course hates it! Ha!
Oh yeah.. I also made a fantastic sewing table for my sewing room. It has made my sewing so much easier. Saw the idea on pinterest of course.. But instead of a regular table, I made the top a ironing pad also. It’s just perfect, I really love it. Two bookcases for 15 bucks a piece, and a table top from ikea for 25. Not too shabby for a counter height sewing center.
Here are some pics.. I’ll come back later when I have more time and update links to the table tutorial if anyone cares.
Okay, I’m not totally done with this little number yet, but I was too excited not to share what I’ve done so far. It’s just the cutest pattern ever!! I found it over on http://etsy.me/yozlY1. There is a peasant dress, wide leg ruffle pants and an apron. I haven’t done the apron yet. Hopefully I’ll get to it tomorrow, but poor miss Grace isn’t feeling well, so I may not. Anyway, I’d love to make these as gifts because they are just too cute!! They took quite abut of fabric though. Oh!!!! And Miss Grace hid one of the ruffle’s for the pant leg in the garbage!! Took me around 45 minutes to find the sucker!! Those ruffles on the pants are made of 22 separate panels, so to say the least it was quite time consuming! I was NOT about to start over! Little sinker!!
Also, I’m definitely going to have to get a serger! I did my best to finish the raw edges with the sewing machine, using the wide zig zag…but A. It’s time consuming and B. it’s just not as good.
So, need to research sergers because the only one I ever see is the same old Singer. Maybe it’s fine, but a girl needs some options!
Okay, thanks for checkin out my latest project. It was my favorite I’ve done by far!