Friday, March 30, 2012

Diaper Bag Giveaway!

I started a Facebook page to go along with the blog, since I am trying to push myself to write more tutorials for my projects and share more of my sewing in hopes of learning more tricks and techniques! You can find me on Facebook at Southern Fried Northern Chic.

To help things along, I decided to do a giveaway for the Facebook page! Here are the details. Like the Facebook page.  That is all you have to do. If I can reach 100 likes by Sunday, April 2, one name will be picked at random from the Facebook page to win this....

Ta-Da! It is 14 wide by 12 high by 6 deep. the front pocket is one open pocket, perfect for keys!

The back has a zippered pocket.

The side stretchy pockets fit a sippy cup or an iphone!

The inside is lined with a variety of pockets!! There is a snap closure you can't see in the pictures!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Clothes for a little southern gentleman

One big difference I have noticed living down here is that parents take care in dressing their children (and themselves). A lot of what is typical southern would be considered too cutesy farther north, where moms would chose keens over mary janes, and headbands over hairbows. I have to admit, I love a lot of what is considered cutesy in children's clothes. I love smocking. I had never really seen it until we moved here, and I have dedicated HOURS of my life learning how to smock, and more productive hours shopping the consignment stores for smocked outfits! 

I have noticed some of  the other little southern gentlemen wearing outfits with their name embroidered on them, or a cute matching applique on the front. I started shopping around for them, and came to realize these adorable outfits start at about $35! Simple pants and a top! Sew.....

 I decided to make a few new outfits for Bubba. This one is my favorite, he wore it today! It was really hard getting the polo shirt in the embroidery hoop, but well worth it! The other outfits I chose tanks to go with, since it gets so hot here!

I even started to make bucket hats to match each one! Not that a toddler will keep a hat on his head!

. I found a free pant pattern online, along with the bucket hat pattern. All the fabric came from the scrap bin at Joann Fabrics. The shirts were from Walmart. It was hard to embroider  on the polo shirt, but I love how it came out! We went out today and I had a few moms ask where I found his outfit. I spent a grand total of about $15 and 3 hours of work for all three outfits!

I think I am going to make him a few john johns next!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Toddler Diaper Bag

Yeah!!! So this is my new diaper bag. I needed something bigger than a purse, but smaller than the massive diaper bag I had. I wanted sippy cup pockets on the side, and love the curved pockets on a lot of bags now, so this is what I came up with! It is my first design that is more complicated. I think I am going to try it out for a few days then maybe make the top band a little smaller.

I am so excited that this came out! a few weeks ago it was a sketch, then I calculated how big and came up with a rough pattern, then double checked the math on it, then yesterday I just jumped in! The back has a zippered pocket.

If I like it, I will add a tutorial in a few days!!! If not, back to the drawing board...

OK, so I looked at this bag and changed a few things up, this is the new version

The only difference is the band is only 2 inches instead of 4!