I so enjoy making clothes for Lauren and Will but I find myself wanting to sew for others too. Someday I may sew again for myself. (I used to do this in college when I was a much smaller lass but I’m not so inspired these days).
Ideally I could open up shop and people would love what I make enough to pay me for it, but I just can’t seem to find the time to design my own patterns which I think is necessary in order for me to sell. In the mean-time I’m offering to make a few items for friends in exchange for a little informal word-of-mouth marketing, or gauging interest. The truth is I’m just eager for any excuse to justify sewing over other tasks, whether it be because money has changed hands or simply because I’ve promised it.
Recently I promised our friend Evelyn I’d make her a couple of items. She came over with her mom and selected designs from my pattern books and fabric from my stash. It was really cute to see her mulling over her options. She was very thoughtful and careful in making her selections, which I think paid off in the resulting skirt and blouse. Both patterns are from this book. I had to grade them up because the largest size (120) was slightly smaller than her measurements. I love how they turned out and I hope she will too. If I get permission from her parents I will update with photos of her modeling! If not, just imagine a gorgeous, red-headed 6 1/2-year-old girl happily wearing them.