Yeah, my piping got stuck going the wrong direction. Again, wasn't going to un-pick anything. This was supposed to be a quick project! I thought, to salvage the afternoon, and after appeasing Ruby, that I could still make Ruby something matching to her doll. But soon enough, Jane found out what was going on in the sewing garage and starting picking out fabric, zippers and trim for her doll dress. And that's when I just said, "Let's go to the pool".
Anyway, do you need to make a dress for your little dolls? It might be essential. If you do, might I steer you towards this super helpful free pattern, right HERE. It really was a great, easy pattern. Had I been in a better mood about the whole thing, I might have been super excited about this project!
Let me also point out, you can just as easily put in velcro instead of the zipper. Ruby even wondered why I hadn't done that. She told me all of her other doll clothes had velcro. I told her since this was homemade, it was supposed to be better than her other clothes. But I don't think she totally agreed.
Oh well. I'm surrendering. I will sew here and there. There will be an occasional burst of sewing creativity. But mostly it's summer time, and I'm mom to four kids, who are home, all day long. In case you were wondering. I shouldn't lose sight of that.
When I found a quiet moment today, I pulled back out my quilt! It's going to get done. Today I worked on the backing. Did you see the dresser I painted? I purposely painted it to match my quilt. Every time I walk into my room and see the dresser, I think, "I should finish my quilt". I keep telling Liz every week my goal is to finish my quilt. And every week, it doesn't happen. I'm changing that goal. Now, the new goal is to finish it by the end of summer. That's just the pace around here.
Lastly, I've had some questions about the envelop style diaper clutch. I don't have a specific tutorial for the clutch going in this direction. I just used a wipes case as my template to create pattern pieces from. After that, I mostly used the directions from this tutorial, to help me figure out how to make it.
If I ever get around to it, I should go ahead and make a tutorial. I feel like there is no shortage of diaper clutch tutorials out there, but maybe there is a shortage for the clutch going in this direction? But not before I finish my quilt :)