When it comes to sewing apparel, there is definitely a specific "method" I adhere to. I am very much a beginner when it comes to making clothes and I am reluctant to deviate from the method I have found to enjoy and used. I almost exclusively use one pattern designer (Oliver and S), I stick to the instructions with exactness, I only use quilting cotton, and I only sew for my daughter. I prewash my materials and almost always have to make a quick shopping trip for notions.
Quilting is a lot less "prescribed" for me. I never prewash, sometimes I follow a pattern (and I am willing to try all sorts of different designers), shopping is rarely necessary since I have such a "healthy" stash, and I have made quilts for many people in my life. I am willing to experiment, deviate from the instructions, and try new things. I am sure that with more experience and practice, my approach to garment sewing will become more adventurous.
Thanks for sticking with me! Here's the dress I made this weekend:
This fun print is a Clover Sunshine print designed by Alison Glass. I've got the kids calling it the "eye spy" dress because there are so many fun little designs in the fabric: an octopus, paintbrush, jet, rainbow, etc. The pattern I used is the Library dress by Oliver and S, in a 4T.
Sometimes I spend inordinate amounts of time in the button aisle at the store but not this time! I am in love with the glitter-y buttons I found at Joanns. They match the dress perfectly.
Even though this dress did not have cats on it, Charlotte loves it and I am so pleased. She wore it all day today and had to be bribed to take it off for a few minutes for me to get a garment-only picture. Success!
I haven't caught up with my stash fabric tally in a few posts, so here's the catch-up:
Total stash fabric used in the past three posts: 3 yards
Total stash fabric used since 1/1/15: 82 yards
Total stash fabric used to date: 85 yards