Monday, May 24, 2010

No Amount of Seersucker Could Keep the Snow Away

I made these shorts for G in anticipation of warm weather *Notice the snow in the background*I love the pattern, very cute looking shorts and only a couple hours of sewing. G would not model them, it was too breezy.
Next time I'll use a heavier fabric. This is the look I was attempting. Mine look a little too much like boxer shorts I think. But they were a "test run" since I don't make many things for my boys, so I'm not too disappointed. I plan on a few more before the summer is over, if it ever comes. Maybe I'll omit the button and make a faux tie.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I might sew something for me


This is what I'd like to attempt. I'm thinking view A in an aqua/light blue and view D in a classic navy. If I start now, it could be done by fall. If I'm being realistic I know I will buy all the materials, go to cut it out and either chicken out or have a body image break down. Or find something really similar at Target for a fraction of the price. So for now, I'm just dreaming.

A Little Liberty in my Life

 I love this blouse. I hope that Miss A will be able to wear it for a very long time. She has declared it "fancy" enough for her, but I think she probably just loves the feel of the fabric.

Pattern: Oliver + S Music Class blouse. There is no other pattern company I would trust enough to cut into this fabric. This pattern is definitely Liberty worthy. I'm not in love with the buttons, I can never find buttons I love when I need them.

Fabric: Liberty of London "Tatum." I bought it from Purl Soho. Normally, I wouldn't spend this much on fabric but every once in awhile it's fun to splurge. But now that I've experienced sewing with Liberty, I totally understand why some are obsessed with it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

In Celebration of the Sun Making a Special Appearance

 Miss A is wearing a new Ice Cream dress. I hope it eventually stops snowing so she can get a lot of wear out of it. It's supposed to storm more this week, which is great as long as I can see snippets of sun and blue sky in between storms. Oh, and as long as there is time to take the kids to the park and soccer games without getting pelted with hail.
The fabrics: Barbara Jones for Quilt Soup Simply Sweet white with green dots. The yoke and borders are Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane.
For whatever reason, making this dress reminded me of my Grandma M. I'm not sure if it's because it's similarly styled to the house coats she always wore or because the floral print reminds me of the patio cushions she had on her outdoor furniture (but they were more avocado green and gold -weird that I would remember that after all these years). I think if Miss A wore this with a pair of Isotoners she would look exactly like Grandma. Then maybe she would make me a ham sandwich and we could watch "Murder She Wrote." I miss Grandma!