So what do you think? Would you choose these colors for a baby girl blanket? It is again the ultra soft cuddly fabric. You just want to curl up with it and go sleep…even though it is 90 degrees outside and incredibly humid. This is their first girl and first child, so I figured they would have pink overload. I was just trying to balance the universe with something that had a bit of appeal to an adult. She’s also a fellow Ren Fest luva, so I figured she might like the vibe of this print.
This next item is a shirt I made for my sister. She wanted a fancy shirt for showing her horse. They have fancy shirts and jackets when you are showing horses…and they cost fancy money. My sister-in-law has used this pattern before and has made a cute shirt for our niece out of it. I am not entirely thrilled with how it turned out, but it is what it is. The french cuffs are way too big and need to be toned down. I had to tear apart a not-fitting-anymore-because-I-washed-it shantung silk skirt to get some of the fabric for the cuff, collar and facings. Oh well, I wasn’t wearing it anymore! There are some sparkly bits on the fabric, too, but that didn’t show up very well. Hopefully it fits her, which I’m not sure it will. I’ll fit it on her this weekend and make any alternations that may be needed.
This next dress is for moi. I love the styling on this dress with the contrast accents. I made a similar look to one that is on the pattern envelope (yes…I used a pattern!). It is a knit dress with 100% cotton on the accents. The white cotton also has an off-white pattern on it that has similiar curls on it. They match up pretty nicely for being completely separate fabrics and patterns. I probably could have made this a size or two smaller, but better to go big and cinch it in than to not be able to wear it at all. It has too much fabric in the back, but since it has a tie it still looks fitted enough. I have another neat knit in my stash, so I may make another one off the same pattern. It was pretty easy to put together and all told probably took me around 3 hours to make it. I finished it up around 11pm on Sunday night and wore it to work on Monday. I’m all about instant gratification! 🙂
Here’s my best Zoolander interpretation. You should have seen the hair flip – it was seriously fabulous. 😉
This is a striped brown skirt for moi. Very simple – it’s just a tube with an elastic waist and unfinished ruffle. The ruffle is serged on either side, gathered and just zigzagged onto the bottom hem. I have a nice Ann Taylor wool skirt that has a similar ruffle and I really like the look of it. This is a heavy stretch fabric with a cream stripe going through it.
Oh, and the shoes…I can’t walk in them and can’t find the receipt to return them. They didn’t seem so bad in the store, but I brought them home and holy OWIE! Maybe I can get store credit and swap them out for shoes that I won’t hurt myself in. I’m sure a sprained ankle would be in my future if I wore them outside the house.
Next is a hat for Baby Boy T. His little noggin is pretty small and they haven’t been able to find a sun hat to fit him. Hopefully this fits him, but I think it will *just* fit him. Anya has a doll with the exact same measurement as his head and it is just right. If it doesn’t fit, I’ll just make another. I had to redraw this from a purchased pattern. The pattern was too big, so I made it smaller.
I also made a new pair of bottoms for one of Anya’s swimsuits. They pretty much look exactly the same, only a little bit bigger. The others were just too tight on her little legs.
That’s it…I may take a small break this week. I do need to make another baby blanket, though. Our friends just had their 2nd – a little boy. Congrats Mike and Nicole! I think I will make another little hat just in case, too, since I will see his Grandma and Grandpa this weekend.
Just so you know…I didn’t do much other than sew this weekend. That’s how I could be so productive. I was just itching to make some stuff for ME and get some “to-do’s” off the list. I feel like I got that accomplished, so that’s a weight off my shoulders. 🙂