Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Whimsy Wendy Flower Girl Dress Set in Ivory

I was approached by a bride recently who was putting the finishing touches on her wedding. We put our heads together to re-create her vision of a ethereal flower girl dress she imagined.
I'm thrilled how well it turned out. This sample is a size two but available in sizes up to size eight.

The back is highlighted by an elegant lace tie.

Fully lined with an ivory satin.

Tutu can arrive attached or separate.

Raveled rosettes highlight the front bodice.

An elegant flower girl ensemble or...

a great dress for your next photo op.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Get Ready for Frozen 2!

I can't imagine this world without all these little girls dreaming of Elsa, Anna and Olaf. In honor of the announcement that Frozen 2 is in the works, I added a few new Frozen themed products on my Etsy store.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Another pleased client in a purple princess set.
At the end of the day, happiness and joy trumps all! Another example of why I love what I do:)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fabric and Tulle Skirt..... Whimy Wendy Style!

After some brainstorming with one of my dear friends, Melissa at The Linden Tree in Minneapolis, we came up with this darling tulle circle skirt pattern. Bias tape at the bottom gives it a finished looks with contrasting colors.
Below are two samples in sizes 3 and 2 (respectively). Love them as much as I do????

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oversized Rose Pillow Cover

I am a self-professed fabric junky and am constantly looking for new and creative projects to stretch my juices. One thing I truly believe is that you can never have enough pillows.... A simple way to decorate and add pops of color.

Attracted to all things girly, I found a rough pattern for small roses online and enlarged it to sew directly onto the pillow cover. I'm really pleased with how well it turned out=) It now colors a corner in my daughters room sitting on an upholstered stool I recovered with the same material. I opted for a upholstery weight cotton since I know it'll stand up to more wear-n-tear.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Napkins Tutorial... A Continuation of A Yellow and Grey Party Theme

Whimsy Wendy Wee Wands with coordinating party napkins.
Themed specific parties are ever more popular and it's been fun to find new and unique items, patterns and fabrics to incorporate into my products.
These reversible 10" x 10" child-size napkins are the perfect addition to a birthday party or shower.
If you are a novice sewer this is a perfect beginners project...
Begin with coordinating fabrics with similar weights. These beautiful cottons are from The Linden Tree, in Linden Hills, Minneapolis, MN.  (Wonderful selection of classes, notions, fabrics...etc)
After washing and ironing your fabrics, cut 2, 10 1/2" x 10 1/2 " squares for every napkin.
Using a 1/4" seam allowance, place right sides together, pin and begin sewing around the edge of the fabrics. Leave an opening of approximately 2"-3" to be able to turn the napkin inside out.
To maintain clean corners, remember to leave your needle in the fabric before you lift the sewing foot and turn your material.

This photo shows the 3" opening I left on one side of the napkin. You can see that I've back-stitched at both the start and end of my stitches.

Using the gap in your stitching turn your napkins right-side out.
To get pretty, sharp, corners I use a blunt-ended chop stick to gently poke out the corner. Careful not to rip through your material! Iron your napkins flat and crisp.
To finish I pin my two layers of material together and once again sew around the perimeter of the napkin with a top stitch. (I used 1/8"). This not only closes your opening you used to turn your napkins out but it also creates a pretty finished and durable napkin.


Shown here, the set of six napkins are in two coordinating fabric patterns.



Friday, February 14, 2014

On Valentines Day...

Pure love.

The reason why I get so much joy from doing what I do... This photo is showing my little client all dressed up with daddy on their way to a parade. It doesn't get much better than this. xo

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pretty In Pink Party Theme

Pink on Pink Whimsy Wee Wands

It doesn't get much more cheerful than this!

Picture the Wee Wands as the centerpiece on your table.