I have taken up crochet by way of participating in this Granny Square Sampler Crochet-Along. Thank you, Blair. What a fun way to play with color—one of my favorite things. Although I bought a few extra colors to round out my palette, this afghan will be mostly made of scraps.
This has been the perfect evening activity for taking the kids to
evening swim at the pool or sitting with my honey and watching a little
TV. (I love Jason Schwartzman)
This is my favorite of the three dresses I made this week. Probably due to this gorgeous fabric I bought at bolt on Monday. I really didn’t know what I was going to do with it at the time, but as it sat on the cutting table all week it became very clear on Friday morning that I would use it for this last frock.
Do you see the rounded shoulders? Someone was not happy about modeling last night.
Whew! I am feeling so satisfied with myself. I don’t think I have ever sewn three items of clothing in one week. And miracle of miracles, the house is not trashed, the kids’ soccer uniforms are clean and ready and I got at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
I am going to say it’s because I used this one pattern for everything. I didn't have to trace nor did I have to read instructions after the first one. Using knits for all items made things quicker too. The other great thing about using one pattern as the basis for everything was that it forced/allowed me to be more adventurous and creative. What a great week of sewing. I may not be able to continue with the challenge over the weekend, what with work and lots of things on the social calendar. Thanks, Meg for hosting the always inspirational Kids Clothes Week Challenge!
What started as a basic knit dress intended for lazy summer days has turned into something rather special and elegant. I used the FBST as my base pattern, added length to it and width at the bottom, like this. I also widened the neck and sliced the sleeves up the middle a bit and tied them. For the finishing touch I cut a piece approximately 9 x 24 for the sash.
These photos make the dress look like a true red but it’s really more of a coral. Reds are so difficult to photograph.
Someone is very happy. It’s a really good thing she’s got a Father Daughter dance coming up.