|"What's that?" I told him it was a rock.|
|Then he turned to Boston and said, "Bubba, look a rock."|
|What was that mom... you want me to look and smile at the camera? Just way too hard.|
|Wonder who's in charge?|
|What have I learned about these photoshoots? Well that Ty will smile and look at the camera and Ryder will look confused and point out every rock, car and truck.|
|What is nearly as difficult as catching a Leprechaun? Trying to get a picture of a little boy in his Leprechaun outfit while he is playing at the park.|
|They were happy to be playing at the park, they didn't even realize they were the brightest thing out there.|
|We told them if they smiled they would get candy.|
$7 - (6) 1/4 yrd of fabric (all the colors in the rainbow besides green)
$4 - 1 yard of Green remnant fabric
$1 - Tee Shirt
$2 - Bias Tape to finish the Dress
Want to know how we did it? Well here are some instructions, sorry there are no pictures but I don't have the time (reason why I have been up since 4:45 doing this post) to do picture tutorials but I tried to be as descriptive as possible in my instructions.
The Little Leprechaun Outfit
I used some heat bond to assist me in applique the bow tie on a white shirt. After I got it where I wanted it I just did a small zig zag stitch round and around, until I was satisfied with the results.
(I haven't written a tutorial for this technique because I am not really sure that I am doing this right and there are ton of great applique tutorials out there.)
|Ty loves Boston so much good thing, there will be a baby coming to her house shortly. So that she has another baby to give attention to.|
After talking it through with Al, we decided this would make the perfect rainbow dress for Saint Patrick's day.
Nancy's Notions Pattern instructions we made a size 3 dress. The only adjustment to the her pattern I made was to only trim off 1/4" on the bottom with the serger and then did 1/2" hem. I serged all seams and each strip was top stitched at the top of the fabric strip. Our dress ended up a little longer than what was stated in the pattern but that is the way Al wanted it. Al has such a hard time finding dresses that are long enough so a long rainbow dress will be able to work for a couple of years.
|I love those sweet little cheeks.|
I loved Nancy's sewing trick to use bais tape and stitch in the ditch to create the ties on the dress (I think I am going to be using that trick from now on out).
|I love Ryder's mischievous grin in this picture. That is totally my little man.|