Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

 The Bug asked me on Tuesday if I would make her a dress to wear to church on Saint Patricks Day.  I rarely turn down such a request if there is any feasible way but this time I was extra excited because I had two yards of green fabric that I have been dying to make a dress with.  Since it wasn't pink or purple, I didn't think she'd go for it but this was the perfect opportunity.
She was not in the mood for posing. We seriously need warm weather around here. Indoor posing is awkward for all of us.  But you can see things well enough here. The pattern is the ruffle top by Elegance & Elephants (I used the swing dress option) and the fabric is Michael Miller Happy Tones Jemma Floral Lattice in green. Have you ever seen a more perfect fabric? And I love it combined with this pattern.
 The best part for me is the sparkly vintage button in the back. It's like it was just made for this dress.  The Bug was so excited when she saw it. She is such a little magpie.
Again, prolific apologies for less than ideal, fuzzy indoor photos. Last year it was around 78 here on St. Patty's Day. Today it is 38. Come on Spring!

I found this lime green striped ribbon in my stash and held it up to the dress on a whim. I didn't expect to love it but I did. It was a fun way to finish things of.

My little munchkin has been twirling and spinning all day. I think she likes it! The true test will be if she wears it after today.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cat in the Hat Day

We got a note in the Bug's backpack last week that Friday they kids needed to wear dark clothes in honor of Dr. Seuss (they were dressing up like the Cat in the Hat).

So I did what any sane person would do. . . I checked her wardrobe, found nearly everything lacking and decided to whip up a quick skirt that would tie the "acceptable" pieces together. 
I had this gray and black striped sweatshirt knit in my stash. I love it. And it was perfect. 
I was planning just a simple elastic waisted twirly skirt but. . .I had this pattern book (Sewing MODKid Style) I hadn't used any patterns in yet. . . and they had this cute tiered skirt. . . and a tiered skirt doesn't take THAT much longer than a basic skirt. . . so it was decided.
We love it. All of us.
It is on the big side. I made a 6 in the hopes that it will fit for a while and I imagine it will.
The pattern and instructions in the book were very straightforward and this was a very simple sew. Maybe an hour start to finish. It made a great little project for procrastination. Does anyone else do that? I really needed to be packing for a weekend away but rather than do that I started a new project? Tell me I'm not the only one??
It spins way better than a plain old non-tiered skirt would.
She thinks she's a rock star.
No really. . . she does.

Yet another win for mom! Woo hoo! Well loved skirt should be worn for a long time.
I wish I could have took her pictures all decked out but they haven't brought their hats and bow ties home from school yet.

And is anyone tired of seeing the curtains in front of my washer and dryer? Sigh. . . someday it WILL be warm enough for outside photos again. Spring IS coming. Until then Friends, I'm sorry, this will have to do. Thanks for your patience.