Friday, April 25, 2008

Sewing Projects

I think I am finally on a roll of finishing some sewing projects rather than just starting them...or, you know, just buying the fabric and then stuffing in in a drawer. This week I made a little dress for our friend Bella, who will be turning 2 in a few more days! It's a simple peasant dress with puff sleeves. I made a matching diaper cover, 'cause a girl can't be going around with her undies showing (unless they match, and, in that case, you definitely should be showing them).

I think next time I use this pattern, I will make the sleeves a tad longer. Anyway, in case you cannot tell, the main fabric is brown gingham. Jamie found this precious accent fabric. She has a great eye for that kind of thing, which is why she is my favorite crafting partner!

I also finished a simple skirt for myself. I fell in love with this fabric and bought it without knowing exactly what I would do with it. I think this will be pretty for summer with sandals and a simple white top, which I sure did find at Gap for $9.99. I decided to line the skirt, which was not called for in the pattern. Some nifty online tutorials gave me all the info I needed. I also did my first completely solo zipper on this project--even my mom was impressed!

My goal for next week is to actually sew the stack of shorts I have cut out for John Mark's summer play clothes. I am recycling a couple of Michael's old button-ups to make the shorts. After that, it's Mother's Day gifts. I'm really excited about those this year--I'll be sure to share the final product with y'all.

Have a great weekend! We're off to Searcy and Little Rock for some hospital business and some q-time with my brother and sister-in-law.


Polly said...

I might be able to sew on a button if I had to. maybe.

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

Wow!!! You go girl, finishing projects and taking pictures as well. What a wild week for you! By the way the dress is fabulous, but the pictures don't do it justice. It is absolutely ADORABLE! You should be proud.

Danna Ramsey said...

Love, love, love this. Both things. You are definitely Ms. Rhea's daughter.

Hannah said...

They look great! I hope I have a niece one day to make cute dresses for!

Amy Barrett said...

I love the dress and skirt! Do you happen to have the dress pattern? You are so talented!