It seemed like a silly thing to do, make another blanket/duvet/quilt item in the middle of Summer, but this is the Summer to do it! This thing has seen plenty of use already. I had 2 half yards of cute new Emily Isabella for Birch Organic fabric that had just arrived in the mail and I thought if only I could make something fast and not even put this in my stash. I cut it into 9″x9″ squares and cut … More
Alright. I was trying to make something like this top for Phoebe. I used this vintage pattern to get the tunic with keyhole neck going and then used the elastic thread trick to smock it up. It’s pretty puffy piratey unfortunately. The size 6 pattern I used was too big. And looking at this picture I think I managed to unevenly hem the bottom while trying to shorten it up last night. I undid some rows of smocking on the … More
For my last kcwc project I went big and made a ….. yep, smocked dress. Okay, so I didn't tackle anything challenging this year. But I did make a top, a skirt, 3 pairs of shortie shorts and a dress. Not bad. I like sewing for girl in the Summer. Quick and easy! Fast and dirty. Serged and ready to go.
Still chugging along with kcwc! Have you seen all the cute stuff in the flickr pool?
I have one more dress planned. Just need to run out for elastic thread. Then I think that'll do it for me. I made this top yesterday while Phoebe was at school, without a pattern. I had just a fat quarter of that beautiful ballerina print and was happy to have a good use for it. And Phoebe is happy with it because … More
Here are the little shorts I made for Phoebe. They're to go under skirts. I don't know what to call them. Do they have a name? I've been calling them shortie shorts. Phoebe was very pleased with them and didn't take them off for 2 days. Just realized they were on under her jeans. I told her to take them off and got the quote of the day, "don't blog my pants!"
They were super fast to make, edges are … More
Are you guys sewing for the kiddos this week? It's Meg's Spring 2012 KCWC and I'm trying to keep up! I've got a nutto week so I'm trying to sew as much as I can today and then stretch it out over the week on the blog. Sadly I spent all morning on one dang pair of shortie shorts. But I finally figured those out and I think I've got maybe a few tops left in me. Last night I … More
Every year I get a little obsessed with the special issue sixlets in Spring colors. I eat way too many of them because I always have them out because they’re just so dang cheerful. So I made it into a skirt for Phoebe, because I can’t eat that!
This is what’d I’d call an “art skirt”. Not really something practical, nothing that can be washed. I didn’t use fabric paint. A just-for-fun frivolity based on an easter candy. That sort … More