Saturday, May 31, 2008
When I saw this, I had to make it up for Miss D's birthday. I'm skipping the hat, which hopefully won't produce too many tears (from her, not me!). I'm sure it would be cute, but it so impractical. Who knows, maybe I'll have enough fabric leftover to pull it off, but I'm not making any promises...
I'm toying with the idea of embroidering large flower outlines on the skirt, to add another dimension. I want to do something to make it look less "home sewn".
Got the 2 cotton prints from our local quilting store. They wash up so beautifully that I don't mind paying a few extra dollars. And, the purchase earned me a $20 gift certificate for being a loyal customer, which I really like a lot, too. The blue with flowers will be the main skirt and top fabric, and the yellow polka dots will be the sash, ties, and flowers. The pattern calls for "pom poms" for the centers of the flowers, but I think I will try making a few of the "yo-yo's" I've seen outlined in the sewing magazines lately, instead. Everytime I see one, I can't help but think of Angela from Project Runway...
With school ending soon, it should be finished and posted in the next week or so.
**Keep your fingers crossed for me.**
On a stupid, but optimistic note, I entered the June/July Pattern Review Stash Contest. Optimistic side: It will encourage me to make some things that have been a long time coming.
Stupid side: I'm more excited to work with my newest fabrics, rather than my older stuff.
We'll just have to see what happens...
One of my favorite blogs to check lately is Summerset's "Pins & Needles". Being a mom and a wonderful sewist, I like to think I actually have things in common with her, but the truth is her talent is on a completely different (much, much higher) level than mine. She ends each blog with "parting shot", a picture of something not sewing related, which I like because it gives us a different view into her perspective and life. So, since imitation is supposed to be flattery, I'm stealing the idea, and doing it, too!
My Parting Shot:
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox and Lydia Monks is a book I've been reading to my daughter every day lately, and it makes me laugh. If you read to your kids, which you should, check it out. It's about a dense Prince Charming who can't figure out how to wake the sleeping Beauty, with a twist at the end. For any little girl who loves princesses, it's a must-read!