Well, hello there. It has been a while since I have posted. My apologies for neglecting my little ‘ole blog. My spring semester has been filled with a whole slew of fall pattern testing and sample sewing, kids’ activities, teaching, work events, and job interviews. Now that summer has arrived, and things are starting to quiet down, I catch you up on a few projects I managed to complete. For this post, I’ll focus on the items I’ve sewn since I have a small pile of knitted items I completed that still need to be blocked. I must admit, I’ve been lazy and just taking photos with my phone, so ignore the blurriness.
Here is a quick run down of some of the sewing projects I completed.
I snatched up a digital copy of The Staple Dress as quickly as I could and couldn’t wait to start sewing. I decided to use Marc Jacobs voile I purchased at Mood last year to make my first Staple Dress.
I made another one using AMH voile. I thought the single line of shirring wasn’t quite enough, so I added 3 more lines.
I really like this pattern. It is so straight forward and easy to make. I highly recommend it.
H.’s really close friend celebrated her 8th birthday back in April. For her present, I made her a pair of O + S Class Picnic Shorts and added 8 appliquéd balloons to a tee-shirt.
For H. & J.’s school auction, I made a yoga bag. I made another for a friend’s birthday.
For a wee friend who visited us a few weeks back, I made him an O + S Sailboat Top in seersucker leftover from fall sample sewing. I used lime green thread and buttons to add a bit of color.
I’ve been sewing a few things for H.’s upcoming birthday as well, but I’ll save that for a future post!