Soooo, what have I been doing? Since it hasn't been updating much or editing photos or cooking anything yummy for dinner?
I have a new passion for sewing cute things for my daughter. It's like a crazy obsession right now. I think because it's really satisfying to spend a little bit of time and effort and have something to show for it. Thanks majorly to some sweet online tutorials. I started off with a fleecy blanket but that may not count as there was no sewing.
The first couple of pieces were skirts of mine that I just altered to fit The Babe. I didn't even redo the hems, just cut off the tops (or the middle of the brown dress so I could keep the top and the bottom).
I used the Habitual Sundress and the Pillowcase dress as inspiration.
This was my first 'from scratch' dress. I love this fabric. Which is not easy to find in this city. Or as Shimmy Shake mentioned, the pretty designer fabrics are crazy expensive. WHY??
Anyway, I found some deliciously soft baby whale corduroy at the W-Mart, so it's not all bad. I thought a little corduroy for the Simple Kimono would make it a bit more for fall than summer-y. This Kimono was a bit trickier for me to do, but now that I've done one I will definitely try again. Luckily I cut a pattern out of paper!
And I adore these sweet skirts. They are so quick and simple, even for me. They take such a small amount of fabric and time that you can whip them up like crazy. Or make them longer and add straps!
Sooooo...that is what had been keeping me busy. I've barely had time to catch up on my fall shows!
Next I want to try some little pants, which I have a simple pattern for. Since how many dresses/skirts does a 16 month old need?? Or does that matter??!
I can't resist those skirts...
*Close-Up* when I picked up my fabric they had remnants for nearly free. the cutest fabric in the bin was for halloween. this fabric was so pretty and soft cotton, but too funny...they even glow in the dark!