I have SO many quilt WIPS and fabric pull piles for potential quilts.... but I keep making my kids clothes. I am kind of dying to get back to more 2D sewing - not having to worry about curves, buttonholes, and gathers.... BUT these cute kids keep growing and I am truly trying to sew up garments for them now- when I have the right amount of yardage for their size and before their willingness to wear my makes goes away.......... Plus I love seeing them walk around in prints that I love and my daughter still adores the dresses I make her....
So, I made her two Ice Cream Social dresses, size 6T.
This purple one gave me SO much trouble.... I especially struggled with the bottom band- which is technically a lot easier than the top yoke... but I was dying! I even threw it across the room in frustration at one point!
The cat corduroy is an old favorite, long out of print, that I used 2 years ago to make Charlotte a jacket. When she grew out of it, she cried and cried! I was so happy to discover more of the fabric recently and surprise her with this dress, even if I had many frustrating moments in making it!
I've had this pink solid and Japanese print prewashed and waiting since the fall.... it was definitely time for me to sew these fabrics into a dress.
My second go at making this pattern went much more smoothly.
My other big project has been making Charlotte and Owen matching jackets. I wanted to make Charlotte yet another "Baby in the Hood" jacket and purchased this Ann Kelle fox corduroy. Later, I found the coordinating red version locally and knew I wanted to make Owen a matching jacket!
Making these went very smoothly! I was so grateful. I guess the only significant hiccup was my automatic buttonhole feature on my machine went a little wacky. That was frustrating- and I was SO close to being finished!
This kid just turned two years old! He's about to be discharged from speech therapy six months early because he's made so much progress. Comically, his favorite phrase is, "go away."
This scene is evidence of my third attempt to get a picture of these two wearing their jackets together.... it's so not easy to photograph kids!
Thanks for reading!