Friends, yesterday was a success. First I finished my homework. The green gingham shirt dress/tunic was completed. It fits! Yeah it's short, and kind of a pain that through the summer she'd need to pair it with leggings, but come on, it's cute, right?!
Ruby was a fan, so I guess that's all that matters. She picked it to wear to school today, so that's a success around here!!
As soon as the shirt dress was finished, I had to get started on Tuesday's items. First on the list was a red-thread mini skirt. Liz recent use of this fabric gave me the idea of making a skirt for my girls so that we can one day do a matching mother daughter outfit day! I never thought I'd see the day I wanted to do that. It must be a sure sign that I'm officially getting old :)
Super simple pattern. It's basically flawless. I thought the fabric had enough going on, so I opted to leave the pockets off. Doing it that way, this is probably about a 1.5 hour skirt. Awesome!!
Please don't judge me. Despite my very best efforts, I could not get the pink line to line-up from front to back. The back piece is a straight cut, but the front piece is an angled cut. I was at a loss, though I did valiantly try!!
Then, before calling it quits for the day, once I had all my babes settled in bed, I ran out, once more to the sewing garage and finished this Popover sundress that I had started right as they were getting home from school.
For some reason I ended up needing to gather the top of the dress a little bit, to make the front facing piece fit. In the end, I liked that little detail.
I used pre-made bias tape to save time. It's a little thin. Let's hope it can hold up to the wear and tear of the summer. This is such an amazing free pattern. If you haven't made your little girl a Popover sundress, you really should. It too takes about 1.5 hours to make. That's my kind of project.
For day three, I have two new items on my list. First up, I want to try the Elsie Marley tutorial for knotted shorts. After that, I'm thinking of going for a stripe pieced tank dress. Something along these lines...
And in case you're wondering if I'm getting tired of sewing yet, the answer is yes, yes I am. But just a little bit. Not enough to quit :) I'm committed at least to see this through Thursday. Friday I'm subbing, and who knows what will happen over the weekend. Two days down, and at least two more to go!!