I have been sewing!
Look at this gorgeous Bright Robert Kaufman Girl scout Fabric!
I got this fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop last year.
I started to sew a dress for Miss early last summer.
It may be a pattern from the carefree clothes for girls book, or a slightly modified version, in any case that's where the basic pattern came from.
I have a lot of UFOs ( Unfinished Objects ) when it comes to my creating and they have been playing on my mind lately. So I started a list down there in my left sidebar and will remove them as I do them. The list does not include my WIP's ( work in progress ) just the things I have started and abandoned in favour of something else that took my fancy.
I'm not decided if my Granny Shrug is a WIP or UFO yet.
So this dress only needed a hem and a button.
I abandoned it as I had done a double row of top stitching as a feature on the neckline, without a double needle. I viewed the result as appalling and disastrous. I had been trying to find a suitable way to conceal it with trim or collar.
Though when I pulled it out yesterday I realised it was imperfect, not terribly disastrous and tell me who would be examining my daughters neckline so critically to note that the spacing between the stitching on one side was a few mm wider than the other ?? and that it is not perfectly straight?
So I dusted off my machine and got to work.
I'm thinking it was fortuitous timing too as I'm sure it was longer when I started ; ) and by the time Summer comes around its going to be a bit shorter than what I think is a suitable length for a dress!
It has turned out as a perfect winter over dress and will bring some interesting brightness to our winter.
Right now I'm making myself some pyjama pants from a sheet I picked up at the Op shop yesterday.
I washed it and hung it out and started work last night. they are a double thickness of a thin cotton sheet, I'm really happy with how its all working out so far.
Thanks to everyone for the great Pumpkin links and ideas from my last post too, you are an awesome bunch of helpful peeps. I ♥ my readers.