I know it’s spring. And spring is not usually the time to make and wear flannel dresses. Continue reading
This is my first attempt knitting a lace pattern. It wasn’t as scary as I expected it to be. To make it easier, I made this first try at lace with a pattern that used a pretty bulky yarn. Continue reading
This is the second part of S’s wedding outfit. I enjoyed my little brother’s wedding so much that I forgot to take a good photo! This is the best one I have.
I made MImi’s Suspender Shorts from Sewing for Boys. It was so new to sewing that I didn’t realize that I had to finish the seams. It’s pretty ugly inside. The wedding was at the very end of last summer, and he only wore it this one time. Maybe I’ll retrospectively serge the seam allowances. It might still fit this summer, though I’m not sure when he’ll want to wear suspenders.
I found the tie pattern here. I’m happy that I made a real tie instead of a clip on. Once it’s tied, it stays on well. S. loved it too. He likes to wear the tie to school. I had to watch this video REPEATEDLY while tying the tie. I don’t know if I’m slow, but I couldn’t do it without simultaneously watching the video.
I love this jacket. Too bad it was only worn for 90 seconds and may never be worn again! I made it for S to wear to my brother’s summer wedding. It’s linen with cotton lawn lining. As a sewing newbie, this project made me less afraid of jackets and linings.
I made a muslin that I plan to dye with an ombre effect. Should be a fun outdoor activity to do with S when it gets warm.
Pattern is the out on the town jacket from Sewing for Boys. The fabric is from Denver Fabrics.
The shape of this dress is so flattering. I made a bust adjustment following these directions. I added 1/4 inch to each side of the front and back pattern pieces.
The gathers in the front aren’t perfect. Attaching the corners of the inset to the front was the hardest part. One day, I won’t be so intimidated by those gathers!