Monday, May 31, 2010

Perfect PJ's ~ Custom Order

These pajama set was custom made for Ryan's
6th birthday spa party. Handmade ruffled
pajama bottoms with coordinating personalized tee.

Halteralls ~ my new favorite look for summer

Use any of my fabrics or choose your own ~
These are perfect for summer and can be
customized to various lengths


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby Crib Bedding

This custom order is for Theresa and her new arrival ~
six piece baby bumpers with contrasting red piping and red ties,
plus crib ruffle custom fit to the perfect length
and coordinating scalloped fringe quilt.
Fitted sheet also available to coordinate.
Use any of my fabrics or pick your own.
I offer custom sewing ~ you supply the fabric and I charge only for labor.
This way, you can have the fun of designing
a one-of-a-kind crib set without the work of putting it together.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Recent Orders

Crawfish peasant dress and boys shorts ~ brother and sister set
Custom order for Kim from
These are her adorable cuties!

Alligator ruffled capris

Picnic ruffled capris ~ summer!

Kim from added this personalized shirt to coordinate with the ruffled shorts.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Little bit about Me and Teeny Tiny Fashions

Thanks to Amy at and Kim at I've had a huge increase in traffic to my site. Most likely, if you have found me through either of these fabulous ladies, then you're new to Teeny Tiny Fashions so I'd like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and explain a little bit about what I do.

I'm Melissa ~ the seamstress behind Teeny Tiny Fashions. I wear many "hats" as do so many women I know. I'm a military wife of 12 years and stationed with my husband here in sunny Florida but at heart, I am and will always be a Georgia girl. I'm Mommy to the most mischevious, amazing and wonderful six year old little boy. Being a mom is by far my absolute favorite "job" - rewarding, certainly challenging and most definately NEVER dull! I work outside the home as a full-time social worker helping abused, abandoned, and neglected children. I'm co-team mom for my son's baseball team and domestic diva that keeps this household (somewhat) functional...anyone that lives with boys will know exactly what I mean - seriously, how hard is it to hit the toilet?

And when I'm not doing all of those things, I'm stitching away in my little slice of paradise aka my sewing studio aka repurposed guest room turned sewing room. I'm a "self taught seamstress" - everything you see, I've taught myself to do over the years. Chances are, if I see it then I can make it.

I offer most everything you can dream up with Teeny Tiny Fashions ~ whether it's custom boutique style children's clothing or embroidered birthday shirts to baby bedding and accessories. I offer monogramming and personalization for just about anything I make. I specialize in custom designs...some of my favorite creations have been designed by my customers. In addition, I also do labor only sewing which is when my customer supplies the fabric and I do the sewing only. Pillowcase dresses, tutus, hairbows, burp cloths, costumes, baby blankets ~ the list goes on and on. I try to post pictures of everything I make so customers can get an idea of what is available, but sometimes that's almost impossible. If you're looking for something specific and don't see it listed, just email me at so we can arrange a custom order for you.

My favorite new toy is my Brother PR 620 embroidery machine (I just love saying that) and the possibilities are endless for what you can customize with this baby! First birthday? Not a problem...just let me know the theme and we can design a shirt that is as unique as your little teeny tiny guy or gal! Baby shower? Personalize a new baby set and give a gift that is sure to be treasured.

I offer any of the fabrics shown under Fabric Selections or if you don't see something there that tickles your fancy, feel free to visit any of the fabulous Etsy fabric sellers to pick out something different ~ or supply your own fabric! If you're looking for embroidery fonts or designs, browse through the Embroidery and Applique Designs or check out the links ~ I can get any of the fonts or designs you find on those links.

If you have any questions or want to arrange an order, contact me at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Custom Orders

Have a peek at a few orders that I recently finished ~ contact me at to arrange your own custom order!

Watermelon skirt and coordinating diaper cover

Crawfish anyone? As I understand it, if you live in Louisiana, then you have crawfish and need the perfect dress to wear : )

Coordinating shorts for big brother

Halteralls ~ perfect for warmer weather

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Style - Reversible Criss Cross Tunic or Romper

***Please note ~ I am not the author of this pattern and I am not selling the pattern...only finished garments made from this pattern. There is a link at the end of this post for the author of this pattern if you'd like to purchase your own.*****

Do you know what seamstresses love to do? Try out new patterns! And I'm no exception...I love, love, love getting new patterns for Teeny Tiny Fashions. Whimsy Couture's Reversible Criss Cross Tunic is versatile, comfy, and most importantly cute.

I'm now offering this as a new style and it's perfect for embroidery or appliquing, not to mention ~ it's reversible! That's two outfits people. As in "look how cute/adorable/clean my little sweetie is for pictures/church/playdate" (insert chocolate milk/spaghetti/grass stains) and we have what I like to call mommy meltdown moment. But wait! It's reversible! The day is saved because you're a smart mommy and can flip it to the other side. How great is that?!

Like I said, this style works great for appliquing or embroidery, whether it's for a birthday, special event or just personalization. Add in ruffled bloomers and you have a darling set. Mix and match any of my available fabrics or design your own from fabrics found in any of the Etsy sellers I frequent (see the Fabric Selections page)

Please note I am selling the finished garment made from this pattern and not the pattern itself. If you'd like to purchase this pattern, please visit Whimsy Couture

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cleaning out the clutter to free the Creativity

It's a project that really needed to be done but oh how I dreaded it...which is probably why I put it off as long as I did. I'm talking about cleaning my sewing room or as my husband "lovingly" calls it - the sweatshop. Over the past year, our guest room has gone through a metamorphisis of change from guest room, to combination guest room/computer room/sewing room, to guest room/sewing room to now simply ~ the sewing room aka home of Teeny Tiny Fashions.

It's not like there's a lot of time to be had for such projects. My days are filled with working my full-time job, attempting to manage the day-to-day activities of my husband and six year old son, plus trying to fit sewing and creating time into that mix. As I'm sure many women can relate, by the time everyone else is in bed and my "quiet time" rolls around, I'm almost too tired to want to do anything!

With the arrival of my new embroidery machine (Do you hear that? It's the sound of angels singing...or at least that's what I hear whenever I look at my new machine ~ I'm in love) When it was finally decided that I would be getting my Brother PR 620, the first thing my husband said to me was "you're going to have to clean up the sweatshop to make a place for it." Well, actually I think the first thing he said was "it costs how much?!" followed by gasping for air and sputtering to make a coherant sentence...little sticker shock I guess.

So my fabulous friend pitched in and helped me tackle the sewing room a few weekends ago and together we transformed the space into the official studio of Teeny Tiny Fashions. Even more amazing is that we managed to accomplish this in one day while simultaneously wrangling her three boys and my six year old!

Here's a few Before shots:

And here's After:

I feel so much better with everything organized and in it's place. I have lots more space now and feel relazxd when I'm here there, instead of cramped and stressed. And of course, that's my new machine sitting there in it's new home...I absolutely LOVE it. The best part of this "makeover" ~ the husband can no longer in good faith call my room the sweatshop : )