I’ve learned so much through doing these projects. So much of what you need to know in sewing applies to life…the little moments where you can choose to be very meticulous and measure carefully, cut perfectly, pin with exactness, and carefully press creases and seams with a hot iron…again and again. You have to do each step with care and put your whole attention into it, or you build on mistakes that multiply and then end up spending hours with a seam ripper, doing it all over. Hmmm, I think there is possibly a life lesson here that I could learn?
Here are the two outfits we made for our girls. The sleeveless tops are great for summer, but can go through fall (and maybe even winter?) with the shirts under them. I’m excited to have several outfit possibilities with these pieces! Also, I was really happy with how Sarah’s pants turned out. These are the first pants I’ve made with side pockets, and there are pin tucks in the front and on the back pockets. So fun! We used patterns from Ottobre magazine, the fun fabric prints (apples and pears on Rachel’s, Japanese dragons and pagodas on Sarah’s) are by Alexander Henry. Next up: layered twirly skirts for the youngest with a matching shirt, and coffee-colored pants with a shirt for the older girls. Yea! Now if I can just figure out how to fit in sewing dates, now that we’re starting school….What’cha doing tonight, Dawn? ;o)
The whole set.Rachel posing with the cat toy. One sleeve isn’t done yet…oops!Detail of the 3/4 sleeve shirtDetail of the over shirt and pantsThe whole set.