Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Sewing Projects

I love to sew. Period. 
I love to give. Period.

For a couple of years now, I have been making Lily these frilly capris and shorts.
The design is something I came up with after seeing similar varieties at high prices. 
They are vintage, pretty, and durable...my favorite combination.

I used a little shorts pattern and lengthened it. 

Then  added the ruffles.

Adding rufflies is quite easy...

*determine the desired length of the ruffle {I like about 3 inches}
*cut the length 1 1/2 to 2 times the circumference of the bottom of the capri leg hole opening
*hem bottom raw edge
*gather and pin to leg hole opening
*sew ends together
*stitch to capri legs
*Whalaa! Rufflie fun:)!

Because it warms my heart to give and  I just think some sweet girl would really enjoy a pair of these capris... I am giving away ONE  to a lucky reader.

Here is what you have to choose from... in honor of the Fourth of July:

RED ruffle capris in a cotton, vintage design.
Size: 2T, 3T, or 4T

A pair in WHITE with lavender polka dots and lovely rick rack trim.
Size: 2T

Or BLUE cotton capris in a delightful dot pattern.
Size: 3T

To Enter:

*Leave a comment and specify which capri and size you would love to win.

*If you are sweet enough to mention this give away on your blog, and you let me know, you are entered twice!!

Winner will be randomly chosen on July 4th.
Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed.
Winners announced shortly:).

Want more inspiration?
Check out where I am linked to HERE.


Lunsford Family said...

OHHH!!!! I love them all but think I like the blue best. Evie will just have to wait to fit them. Love your ideas and hope I win!

klbezooyen said...

love the red ones! if i don't win, i guess i'll just have to make some for my girlie...i think these might just be the perfect compromise for park days when she really wants to wear something girly and frilly and she (ahem *i*) doesn't want everyone to see her knickers. thanks for the giveaway!

klbezooyen said...

oh rats! sorry; i would need the 4t...sorry for messing up the count. it's clearly much too late to be commenting on strangers blogs. my friends all know i'm this spacey but it's so embarrassing that now you know too!

asnipofgoodness said...

Just had to comment, as I posted very much like you today, even a similar pattern! These ruffle pants are so darling, and fun, and girlie. My little one thinks its almost as good as wearing a dress :) I bet making soooo many, you can whip them up in no time flat!!!
I love your blog, and I visit often, great job!

Debby said...

I would love the blue for my granddaughter Mabel in a size two. How sweet of you to offer. I am having a give a way as well over at Cozy
Blanket. Hop on over to enter.

Unknown said...

CUTE! Just the thing for bloomers, too! Let's see we need a size 4T in red, I think... I would include you in my blog,but no one reads my blog... so guess I won't! Plus it is not as cool as yours!;)

Melissa said...

Man - bummer my girls are too big....I love, love, love them - way too cute. Sweet really.

Jan said...


Jamie said...

So Cute! I would love the red in a 3t!

Larri said...

They're all adorable! Alas, LittleGirl has grown out of that size. Good luck to the winner. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

The Pennington Point said...

How cute! I used to make these for my girls when they were littler. They would look so cute under your Fourth of July dress. :) Lisa~

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Wow, they are A-dorable! I would LOVE some in a size 2T for my little Cali.
- Robin

Michella Marie said...

Sooo sweet!!! I would like them in a ladies size medium please!! Just kidding :)) They would look absolutely adorable on my 8 month grand baby though!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Your newest follower,
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

Stef said...

Julia! I'm so glad to have found your cute blog! Love all these sewn pretties. I have been wanting to make some little cotton ruffly capris for quite some time. Maybe I will get started with one of these (fingers crossed). They're all darling, but i love the white ones with the lavendar and the ric rac!! and a 2T is just perfect!!

anne maskell said...

Hi! I found you at under the table and dreaming. Your capri's are too cute! Some little girl will be very happy.

Anonymous said...

size 4 wouold be great

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

Oh, I wish I had seen this on time to enter- I love these!!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These are simply adorable! I love the ruffle - too cute! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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