muahahahahahahaha. yup, i managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing time in the last few days. with the excitement of the teen's birthday, all the junior league crap, and cousin r's birthday behind me, i was finally able to work on a couple of projects i've had sitting around for a while.
my friend mrs. client is about to be a grandma for the first time, any day now. her beautiful daughter is due to deliver what will most likely be an equally gorgeous baby girl, and i wanted to send a little something from us. after an quickie surprise visit with the soon-to-be granny, i decided to get a little matchy-matchy and bought some super cute girly owl-patterned fabric since that's the nursery theme.
i turned to my tried-and-true newborn itty-bitty baby dress from my friend rae. and this time, i decided it was time to learn how to get that darn piping sewn in properly at the bottom of the bodice. after checking out this video, i finally got it right. yippee! and i threw in a matching blanket too, which took me literally 15 minutes to cut, pin, and sew.
after checking my stash of trumpette socks, i was stoked to see that i had a pair that went perfectly:
cute, right? i'm throwing in a copy of goodnight, moon and putting it in the mail to phoenix pronto. i'm so proud of myself for finally getting a baby gift sewn and mailed before the baby is born. it's a first!
when i bought that owl fabric, the bean was with me (and actually helped choose it). of course, she begged for me to make her a dress with it, too, so i made sure to buy enough yardage to cover all three projects. and after perusing my superlong list of bookmarked links for cute dresses, i settled on this one - the yorkshire mini.
and failed. miserably. BAH! even the bean thought it was hilarious.
son of a... those sleeves are a freaking disaster. but only because they're so damn big - at least now i can say i've done them. i'd always tried to stick to sleeveless or strap-style tops before. i was pretty terrified of sewing sleeves, and now i can try other stuff.
now let's see if i can salvage at least the skirt and make something actually wearable with it. send good thoughts.