Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm all ears...

Please - tell me what you think!

If you could see my sewing studio you would see that I am being overrun with shirts. I have a massive quantity in many colors and thought I would play around with a new design. I just did one last night as my very first tester and used fabric I wasn't too crazy about. That dress itself looks good but I still don't like the fabric. Nevermind the fact that I sewed the skirt to the wrong side of the shirt! If you don't look too close you can't tell it's inside out. :P

I just completed another one tonight with fabrics that I do like. I also tried a different design.

So, I want to hear from you! Please leave me a comment with your thoughts on my dress. I just have to say. I put the 1st dress on Alayna really quick tonight before I put on her pjs - and she twirled and twirled. It was seriously the cutest thing because she never does that. I will say it is a good twirling skirt. :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Coming soon...

I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. I want to thank you for such an incredible 2008 and for making Alayna's Closet your destination for adorable appliqued items.

I know my poor little blog has been neglected. Really neglected. But with the new year around the corner I am feeling more energized and looking forward to stocking Alayna's Closet with lots more goodies! I am in the middle of trying out various products and working out the tweaks in some items I have already done. I always want to offer quality pieces that I love, and in turn, you love.


Today I finished off some pants that match a top I made for my daughter for Valentine's Day.

I really love this red and pink polka dot fabric from Michael Miller and think it's the best to use for Valentine's. And I had the perfect pink ric rac trim for the bottom hem.

I just had to add a couple little surprises on the back of the outfit.

And a sweet grosgrain belt finishes it off.

You can click on any of the pictures to get a larger view - and you can click here to see the listing for the shirt. I haven't decided if I will offer the complete outfit in the shop or not. But I do have several shirts that would make excellent gifts for Valentine's Day. It's not too far away!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008