A friendly cup of coffee with Dorothy Tully of Dorybird Designs!
I love to make children's clothes, cloth diapers, quilts, bags and other cute comfy crafty goodies. My other love is drawing and writing children's books and comics (especially for the amusement and delight my two girls)! Welcome to my messy, artsy, bloggy world!
SHOP LAUNCH: MARCH 3, 2017!
I just made these shirts for my girls. I plan to make have made more for the shop, in all kinds of fun color/print combos! I am excited about it -- I hope you are, too!
This outfit is entirely made by Mommy! Picked by E.!
This was my first time doing applique using interfacing -- the peel and stick adhesive stuff that makes it easy to do. Aside from inadvertently getting it stuck to my ironing towel, I liked it a lot! You still sew around the edge of the applique, but you don't have to worry about the edges fraying so there's no extra steps there. YAY!
I LOVE this new shirt pattern I have -- I see a lot more of these mini-crossover V necks in the future!
oops, this is upside down. I was ironing on top of some fabric while my regular ironing towel was in the wash!
C. came home from nursery school one day in "school pants" -- a spare pair they had changed her into. They were little jeans made by baby Gap and they were SO CUTE on her! Right away I knew I had to trace off a pattern and make my own even-cuter pair! I made them out of some old maternity jeans.
Here they are with the stretchy knit waist I added -- First I had done an elastic waist, but it wasn't high enough in the rise. Big knit "yoga" waistband solves everything!!
Cutting out the 4 initial pieces
Making my two familiar sides: most of my pants patterns look like this.
Clip it up!
Magic! Pants! These have the casing but no elastic yet. Front raccoon pockets!
Back cute garden/bug print pockets! I did put in the elastic, but like I said, I ended up taking it out in favor of the yoga waist.
I still need a better picture of her wearing them. I will add it when she stands still long enough!
Here is the first pair of trainers (for C.) that I made using my new design! I like them a lot! All the trainers in my shop have this design.
They have a PUL outer print with stretchy knit sides (the stripes) and stretchy knit waistband and leg bands! Inside is a full layer of bamboo velour and a hidden absorbent layer of hemp/bamboo/cotton fleece. They are just what I wanted them to be! I think C. needs to size up already, though!