Friday night I finished my fourth Geranium dress. Actually, I made a tunic this time. Hands down, this is the very best pattern I have ever worked with. I join all of the sewing/bloggy world when I tell you that you will be handed a pina colada popsicle in hell before you regret buying this pattern. You will ice skate through hells many circles, hand in hand with Frosty the Snowman before you regret buying this pattern. You will.... hell....something cold.... you get the point. If you are a new sewer, this is THE pattern to start with. You will love it! Plus the sizes range from wee babes to 5T.
|Anyone see a little baby spit-up? Classy.|
My fabric choices lately have been determined by frugality. The twins have some gaps in their wardrobe for spring and summer. My plan is to spend $0 by using up fabric I already have. Inspired by this top made by Kristin at Skirt as Top, I threw some fabric paint onto some grayish blue fabric and called it a day.
This next top was a fun puzzle to make. It is a pattern from Happy Homemade Volume 2. This was my first time sewing from a Japanese sewing book. Newsflash: I don't read Japanese. Shocking, I know. It was surprisingly easy and fun to figure out how to sew this garment based on the illustrations alone. I love the drape of the top and already have fabric cut out to make another. And let me just say that I am hooked on this sewing book. I am planning to puzzle out how to sew some shorts next. Cherie from You and Mie has a great series that is very helpful when sewing from Japanese sewing books. Check it out here.
|Am I disturbed by the lay-down modeling pose Camila has mastered? No, I am jealous.|
The fabric for this top was originally un-bleached muslin that I RIT dyed and then dropped bleach on to create the splotchy look. I think it is okay. I probably won't try this again, but it was a fun idea to experiment with. The flow of the pattern and the splotchy fabric look like a cloud to me, which I love. The dreary spring weather lately has me dreaming of sitting in a sunny patch at the park while my kids play and laugh with puffy white clouds overhead. It will be happening soon. Happy sigh.
And some post-photo-shoot-photos.
|Look what we found! Papa's beef jerky stash. Snacktime? Done.|
|Yep. Photos taken on top of the deep freezer surrounded by lunch remnants. Nailed it.|