Thanks for all the love on my first pattern. :)
My giveaway for a Rouenneries Deux layer cake and a copy of the pattern, French Kisses, is going on here until Wednesday.
On Wednesday, we'll be starting our Quilt-Along. Really I just want to see how everyone's quilt looks, because I have yet to see a fabric group used in real life or in computer form that doesn't look good (like look at this progress from Kristy, in Patty Young's Lush). I also thought it'd be handy to have a place where I can help give clarification and what-not. I won't be giving explicit cutting or piecing directions, as they're all included in the pattern (with lots of diagrams if you're feeling intimidated), but I'll be around to help answer questions, make sure you have enough fabric if you want to change sizes, that sort of thing. :)
Now -- on to my post for today.
I made Scarlet a little dress.
Amy at PeekaBoo Pattern Shop needed her new pattern, the Natalie, tested. And she needed it in the 6 mos. size.
"I have an almost six month old, and I've been wanting to learn how to sew her clothing," I thought. So I volunteered. And I made her this dress.
There were a couple tricky spots for me to figure out (it's been a LONG time since I've sewn clothes, like since junior high long time, and I haven't worked with knits), but it still turned out pretty cute.
I changed a couple things, and would change my methods again were I to make it again, but it was still fun, and I felt accomplished. :)
And it fits her pretty well too!
The fabric is a pink knit I got at JoAnn's, and a piece from Laura Gunn's new Garden Walk (Wee Sprig I believe it's called... in pink).
It's fun having a baby girl to sew little baby girl things for.
So I hope you don't mind seeing pink around here more often. :)
I'm sure I'll branch out eventually.
(Baby girl got sick last night, pukey sick, for the first time. I felt clueless about what to do! Steiger didn't get his first pukes until he was 2 1/2, and it's only been once - yes, we're lucky - she did OK last night, and has kept her breakfast down so far this morning and is sleeping now, I hope we're through the worst of it!)