And to continue on the curtain trend, here's another dress that used a discarded curtain as the bias strip and the piping (oh yea..I got my mojo back!)
This was from Oliver + S' Popover Sundress (Amanda -- this is one of their free patterns). It's pretty much like a pillowcase dress, with an A-line.
Tried my hand at making my own piping using this tutorial
This dress reminds me of summer - kids having fun by the pool or splashing around with the garden hose
However, I'm not sure if the sizing is on the small size, or if I made a mistake when sewing the sideseams...but it's a little difficult to put her arms through, and it's definitely a snug fit on the top.
And it's way too long for my liking...
Will definitely be shortening it by about 2-3 inches just so she'll be more comfortable when running around...
Anyway...the common thread? They all have clothes that used to be curtains!
This jumper pattern is called the Vivienne from Burda Style, although currently, it's long enough to serve as a dress for Isabel. It was a fairly easy pattern, once I stopped over-analyzing the instructions.
The shell is made out of the remnants of the coral fabric used for the nursery's curtains
It's home decor medium-weight twill, so it's perfect for now and spring, layered with a long-sleeved tee and jeans or tights.
I added a pocket for some visual interest using this tutorial (Do you know what that means? I'm now an "Intermediate" sew-er! =D)
The reversed side
Definitely brings some cheer to the dreary cold days that we have right now. Spring, where ARE you??!!
I'm in a sewing rut. Probably because my house is in a mess. I WANT to make stuff, but the motivation is lacking. Because I should be using my time to straighten up the pigsty that is my abode.
But, I'm trying to get back into crafting. Because it's my stressbuster. So, starting small, I made myself a little pincushion - something that's a little prettier than the crap plastic container that the pins were sold in.
I used Heather Bailey's pattern, but modified the way the ribbon is sewed on.
Who else watched the finals for men's short track speedskating? Was that a crazy fluke or what for the US team?!!
The Olympics are pretty much all we watch this weekend, whenever we are home
It is made infinitely more interesting because my husband actually knows some of the Team USA speedskaters.
Yep - my husband used to skate competitively. Pretty wild, isn't it?! And he's even won some stuff - all his trophies and medals are in a box down in the basement somewhere. I have to figure out a way to display them somehow...
I figured I'll state my monthly big to-do's to ensure some accountability - and for some of these, lets just be honest, I need all the motivation I can get.
However, January was a doozy. Being sick for 3 weeks didn't help. This didn't help either:
Yep - our basement flooded. Neighbour's pipe burst. They live in a different state. Great fun. Not that I was personally involved in dealing with it...I was sick in bed from a stomach bug and taking care of my kid who had some kind of flu. Poor hubby.
The January List:
1. Bake muffins for neighbour as a TQ gesture Revised - invited them over for breakfast instead. It was nice to have interaction with other people
Those ham & apple puff pastry quiche bites were the best thing I've ever made - the recipe was from the Stocked Kitchen cookbook I got for Christmas
2. Work on Baine's quilt Did not start. Why? Because my study/impromptu sewing room looked like this:
Why? Because it was better that, than have my guest room look like this:
3. Add floor trim to base of LR stairs Did not even attempt
4. Flip guest room mattress Completed
5. Thank You note and picture to A.Cindy - Isabel's godmother Nope
6. Organize linen closet Revised - redid the guest room closet instead. Which should probably get me bonus points since that closet had it way worse than the linen. And do I love that beautiful dark gray...Can't believe that it was a mistint.
7. Have 1 good outfit per work week Eh
8. Replace LR window trim Nope
9. Return recalled IKEA roman shades 28.57% completed. 2 down, 5 more to go
10. Finish nursery's curtains A big fat YES!
10a. Work on LR roman shades Key word here is "work on". So yes.
So far, February ain't looking so good either....=S