Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

In America, every person eats an average of 46 slices of pizza per year. That's about 23 pounds of pizza consumed yearly.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm being featured!

Hi, everyone! Today I am being featured over at Positively Splendid. So head on over and check out what I am doing over there today.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

According to the Farmer's Almanac, Phoenix, AZ is ranked #3 for best places to live in the US.
The reason being that Phoenix has sunshine 85% of the time. It also has the lowest relative humidity at 37% and rated fifth overall in terms of the least annual precipitation with 7.11 inches and eighth for the least number or rainy days (36).

Yeah, I really do love living in Phoenix.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Maxi Dress with Cascading Ruffles

I decided to make a maxi dress for C and was inspired by this one.

You can find the tutorial here.

Here is a picture of the delicious fabric I found. It was in the seasonal section at Hobby Lobby and I snagged the last yard of it with my 40% off coupon for $6!

First, I took a dress that fits C to measure the width and length leaving enough room for a seam allowance.

I had one big rectangle. On both of the end, I cut off two ruffles to make it easier to pin and sew.

Then, I pinned the sides together. I did it this way because I wanted the ruffles to be cascading instead of tiered.

After sewing the sides together I folded the top down and sewed leaving an opening to thread the elastic.

Now, I don't have a picture for this part but I took two strips of three ruffles and sewed it on for the sleeves. I didn't do anything to the bottom since the fabric is jersey and won't fray.

Super easy and oh so cute!

C did not want me taking pictures of her!