Monday, May 23, 2016

Some recent projects

Hello! I'm back....and it's only been about a month! Whoops. I have been doing a little bit of sewing. 

I made this simple little A-line dress for Lizzie- I actually cut it out a year ago along with another one, and when I made the first one I decided to leave this one for a while as it was a bit big for her. It's super simple- just a front, back, facings and a little slit at the top of the back that closes with one button. I actually have two dresses made from this fabric, and we both wore our birdie dresses on Mother's Day. We looked totally cute.

I also made her a couple of Galleries by Boo! Designs...I think she has 5 or 6 of them now. I just love this pattern as there are so many variations. This was the first time making the top and I really only did that because I didn't have enough cherry fabric to make a dress.

I modified to opening at the back to make it super simple- just a small slit with a button, same as the birdie dress. She loves this one. I also have a dress made out of it and we wore them out to dinner last week for my birthday whereupon lots of ladies were pointing and oohing at our cuteness.

This was also my first time making a long sleeved version. I don't usually make long sleeved things as our winters are really short and I'd prefer to make things that she can wear all year round. She told me she doesn't like the sleeves so that's kinda annoying. I'm trying to convince her to wear it to her violin concert this weekend, and I'll wear my matching dress...

I made this a few months ago using a pattern that I almost got rid of because I didn't think it would suit  me. It's a great dress for work. I erred on the side of caution and added extra to the side seams and it's a little big but I can live with it. I'll be among another one soon. This is the pattern I used.