Life has been busy here. School is over tomorrow and I've been trying to get as much finished this week as possible since both my boys will be hanging out with me for the summer!
I've finished my "Craft it Forward" items and posted all but one of them today. Thank you ladies for being sooooo patient : ) I'm embarassed to say it has taken me almost a year. The past year has been busier that I would have ever dreamed but it is good! I've had the opportunity to design and create lots of projects.
I finished this little set today! A friend is having a baby girl - and soon! I purchased the booty pattern quite some time ago from Beth at Weepereas. It is a fabulous pattern - super easy to follow and fast to make. The booties are reversible - you can't see from the photo but I used the ice cream print for the inside.
The peasant dress is a free pattern from Sew much ado. It is available as a 0-3 month pattern for free and she also has larger sizes available for purchase. It is also a wonderful pattern and I see myself making more of these sets for friends expecting baby girls.
The dress fabric is the Little Lisette line by Liesl & co. for Joann Fabrics and the Ice cream truck booties are Heather Ross fabric that came from some p.j's by Munki Munki.
Last week I was incredibly inspired to do some more sewing for myself.
I made the adorable peasant top pattern that is a free download at Marth Stewart.
Then I made another one - this time from a sheer georgette fabric - pictured above. I narrowed the sleeves in order to fit the pattern on the amount of fabric I had on hand. My next version will be short sleeves - perfect for summer!
Anna at Noodlehead and Kerry at VeryKerryBerry posted the cutest tees from Skirt as top. I headed on over to Skirt as top and printed out the pattern and instructions.
It is a great pattern and the instructions are easy to follow.
I made the blue one first and then went to a local fabric store and purchased the coral fabric.
The coral fabric is incredibly sheer and a bit had to work with.
A little trick when working with very sheer fabrics - to help the fabric lay flat and keep from curling, spray with starch and iron. It works like a charm!
I added the self knit trim on the arms - inspired by Anna!
If you wish to do so, cut two strips 2" x 14" and follow the same instructions for the neckline.
I'm inspired to sew more - I can't wait to get started!