Friday, May 30, 2014

Bermuda Shorts

I made the Bermuda (or knee-length) shorts recently for a customer's older daughter. She chose heart print jean fabric. I had them sewn up in no time! They're the perfect thing for summer fun, lounging around, or spending time with friends.

I can make the shorts with or without pockets and the waistband features 3 small rows of elastic, making it a non-roll and keeping it flat. Labor is $15, not including fabric. If you're interested in custom ordering a pair of shorts just let me know! h.greenhomegoods [at] gmail .com

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ruffled Bow Shorts

Last week I made these cute ruffled bow shorts for a customer. They turned out perfectly! For these shorts 2 types of jean fabrics were chosen, a sparkly and a heart print. The pattern calls for 3 rows of ruffles but we went for something a little more simple with a single row on these. 

The Ruffled Bow Shorts come in sizes 6 months to child size 8. Labor for each is $20, fabric is extra. There can be up to 3 rows of ruffles or even none if desired. I will have more examples of these shorts in the near future but until then here are some really cute photos! Email me at h.greenhomegoods [at] if you're interested in creating a custom order. :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Custom Dove Gray Skirt

I had originally made this skirt for myself but when I put it on... ooops... didn't fit! I, an experienced seamstress, goofed and didn't measure myself. Maybe it was just wishful thinking that I was the same size I was pre-baby when I'd last used the pattern. That would be a big NOPE. :( Oh well!

So the skirt went to a friend who just loves it (and fits in it!). The large print dove gray vines with birds is really pretty. I wish I'd bought more of the fabric so I can make a proper fitting garment for myself. But I have other items to sew up first!

Lesson learned (again!).... measure twice, cut once. ;)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jameson's Army Quilt

I can't believe I forgot to blog about Jameson's quilt! It's just a simple 9-patch lap quilt made to fit a 4-year old. :) He helped me pick out the fabric during one of our shopping trips. He saw the Army fabric and just fell in love immediately. What military kid can pass up something like that? Not mine. :D So we bought it and I promised to sew something up from it. I knew I needed some block that had a large center to show off the Army motif. I can't recall the name of the block though. I finished the piecing sometime in February and my aunt quilted it for me. I don't sew too many quilts but this one was quick and fun!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Americana Shirts

I finished working on my 4-year old's shirts the other week. We had lots of fun picking out fabrics and working up things for the summer. The best part of these shirts though is that they can be used year round with a shirt underneath because they're made with a loose fit. :)

For these last 2 shirts I used the left over fabric that I used on his quilt. (Which I just realized that I haven't shared yet!! I thought I had! Tomorrow....) Until then, I'll just show off these new shirts! :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gecko Shirt

I had originally made it for my 4 year old but in his little mind he decided he hates geckos. He gave me permission to sell it. LOL 

So it's now up for grabs on my Etsy site, HERE. It's a one of a kind and fits boys sized medium 4/5. It's made a little on the large side to be worn year-round with an undershirt in the cold months. I had fun making this and I think I need to make more! 

The classic bowler style shirt has sleeves that can be folded up or left down and has a snap front for easy on and off. The pleat in the back gives plenty of room for movement and play. 

The "Henry Shirt" pattern is from the book 'Sewing for Boys' by Shelly Figueroe and Karen LePage

Thursday, May 15, 2014

High-Waisted Up-Cylced Jean Skirt

This skirt was a fun little thing to design and sew up! I cut up some old jeans and used a pattern that I altered to fit the design. I used a brass zipper for the back and lined it for a smooth finish. I'm wearing the pink houndstooth halter top with it but it can go with pretty much everything. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

AHHHH #8 Tumbling Stars

I completed the next AHHHH in the series 'Tumbling Stars' this past Friday. It worked up a little slower because it had more pieces but I had fun fussy cutting all those to make my own design. You can find the pattern for this hexi HERE.

Friday, May 9, 2014

AHHHH #7 Diamond Window

This hexagon was a quick one! I had it done in a day. :) I love quick little projects! Even though I'm ever so slowly still working through the now 300 AHHHH's these small ones are great. 

I chose a bird to feature within the large diamond window and 2 small flowers for the small diamonds. It's hard to pick our fabric, even with a simple hexi, there are so many possibilities!

Don't know what an AHHHH is? Hop on over HERE to find out and you can purchase your own Diamond Window HERE.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

AHHHH #6 Pete's Turtle

I completed my 6th AHHHH (Artistic, Hexotic, Hectic, Hillbilly Hexagon)!

This was a simple one to complete with very few pieces. I chose the pink flamingos as my center piece because I just love them lately. :)

You can find the pieces for Pete's Turtle HERE.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Candy Cane & Cotton Candy Tutus!

Eva and Chloe participated in their Candy Land Themed Pageant over the weekend! I made both girls' outfits. Eva is the 'Candy Cane Cutie' and won Supreme for the highest points in her age group. And Chloe is the cutie in the pink and blue cotton candy outfit won Supreme for the most photogenic. There isn't really much more that I can write that the photos won't describe for me. Check them out! It looks like they both had tons of fun! :)

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