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A Summer-Like Spring

23 Mar

The first few days of spring have brought with them summer-like weather. 70 and 80 degree weather in the March is Boston is unheard of.  I love it!  The warmer weather has inspired a bit of summer sewing this week.

When H. and I saw the latest Little Lisette the last time we were at JoAnn’s, we both fell in love with the paper boat and popsicle and ice cream prints.


My favorite of the two is the paper boat fabric.  I’m kind of a sucker for fabric that have paper boats on them.  I used it to make Simplicity 1893. I totally copied the picture for view A on the pattern package.


I lined the bodice of the dress using some leftover O + S Cape Ann toile.  She likes seeing S. on the toile and pretends some of other children are her and her brother. I also used a pale yellow zipper to match the color of the paper boats. (I forgot to take out the basting stitches before I took this photo).

I love the way the dress turned out.  H. has room to grow, but it will be perfect for the summer months ahead of us.

Using the Little Lisette popsicle and ice cream print, I made the Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse.


For the shorts, I used Alexander Henry’s Heath in pink and pink ticking from O + S’s Cape Ann.

H. loves the shorts, so I may try to make her another pair (or two) for the summer.


Biking clothes

16 Sep

Today we woke up to a cool crisp fall morning.  Perfect weather for H. to don her new fall Little Red Riding Hood Cape.  I made this a few weeks back and haven’t had a chance to post post it. H. loved the cape I made her for the spring, so I thought it would be fun to make her another one she could wear during the fall.

I made it reversible.  For one side, I used red velvet.

For the other side, I used this super soft pink and red corduroy from the fall Little Lisette line.

H. decided to wear the corduroy side for her bike ride to school this morning.

Speaking of biking, at the end of the summer H. asked me to make her a pair of shorts she could wear on weekend bike rides.


Using one of the many Japanese Sewing books (ISBN 9784529045261)  I have but rarely use, I made these simple shorts.


I used fabric by Michael Miller for the shorts and organic cotton from Cloud 9 for the yokes on the pocket

O + S Class Picnic Blouse in Gingham

7 Jul

My local fabric store received a lovely shipment of Japanese yarn-dyed gingham.  I thought this would be the perfect fabric for an Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse.


For the front and back yokes and for the sleeves, I used a smaller check to contrast with the larger sized checks.

I’ve been working on a few other things both on the knitting and sewing fronts.  They are mostly gifts, so  I’ll be sharing those once they have been given.