Monday, June 4, 2007

Show and Tell

Wow. It was so nice to have a long weekend. I was able to get a few things accomplished. Most noticeably these:

These are the bishop dresses for my niece, Julia. Both dresses were made from Ellen McCarn's Ultimate Bishop Pattern. The white dress is an angel sleeve bishop edged with narrow lace. The floral bishop is smocked with "Baby Blue" from AS&E #47, and the white dress is smocked with "Camille" by Ellen McCarn.

When I cleaned out my closet this weekend, I found this:

I made this Mary Dee for Savannah over a year ago. It still fits her, though. I just had to let out the hem and it's ready to wear again! It's smocked with a Little Memories plate, I think it's called "Fly Byes." The six flies are flying in formation between the two frogs. The frog fabric came from Walmart. It also came in pink, and somewhere in my stash several yards of it are hiding.

And here is a picture of one of my favorite projects:

This is Children's Corner Abbey. I made it last fall, but it still fits and Savannah loves it, so she still wears it. Sometime I'd like to make it again, but with full length pants and long sleeves for cooler weather. I have some periwinkle blue corduroy and a floral print all picked out... but that's a project for another day.

I didn't spend my whole weekend working on little girl dresses. I finished Muslin #2 for the smocked top. It turned out great. I made the size 16 with a FBA and it looked just right. I'm thinking about making the final top out of the ecru lawn, and smocking it in cream with dusty green and rose. I have two smocking plates I'm trying to morph together, so it may be a little while before I get started on it. It has to be just right.

I also made a muslin for Simplicity 3867, the Sewstylish top. Once again, I made a 16 with a FBA and it worked great. I want to make the dress version, but I figured for the purposes of a muslin, the top would work just fine. It turned out so well, I'll probably wear the muslin! If I can get one of my kids to take a picture, I'll share later. I'm so psyched to be sewing for myself again!

1 comment:

jemima bean said...

Ooh, I want that Sew Stylish pattern too. I have procrastinated buying it, but I really did like, you know, that ONE. ;)

You were busy this weekend. Did you forget to email someone? Hmm? See, I caught ya online! :D :D :D