I was searching the internet for a cute dress for Clara to wear to my sister's bridal shower in a couple weeks and became discouraged at the selection. So what did I do? In a move very unlike my unmotivated-self, I got my sewing machine out of the coat closet, fabric from under the guest bed, and thread from the shed (not the most well-thought-out storing of my sewing supplies, I know).
Not wanting to sew anything with buttons (I've never done it) or a zipper (I didn't want to go to the store to buy one), I came up with the idea to sew a skirt onto a onesie. Little did I know that's a popular sewing project! Oh well. It was very easy. And when I made a mistake and sewed the front of the onesie when I didn't mean to, which left a big hole, I added a ribbon to cover it up.
|She was NOT getting up, so I went with it|
This was pre-
|Not bad for my cell phone. Looks like a shot for the Etsy shop that I don't have.|
My second attempt went a little better. I used the last of some of my favorite fabric.
|Got any guesses where the only good light is in my house?|
|Don't you just love rick-rack? Although it needs some ironing here|
So those were pretty easy and weren't very difficult to juggle with taking care of the babies. I just gave Clara some chalk (we don't have crayons, believe it or not) and put her to work in her high chair. Today was a different story.
I, again, was looking online for dresses and came across this site. Actually, I came across one of their dresses selling on ebay for $300. I can make that, I thought (right after I thought, $300??? For a baby dress??? On ebay???)
Well, I didn't exactly make that dress by any means, but I dug through my fabric, pulled out a few selections, and went to work. This time, though, it greatly disrupted the babies. It was just one of those days. I don't think I'll be doing it again for a while.
The result was worth it, though...
|She was much easier to photograph in this - I think she knew she looked pretty|
I had no pattern (and no cutting mat - I couldn't find it so I had to use scissors!), so I was pretty surprised to see how it turned out. I think I got lucky.
|The strawberry fabric on the straps is another of my favorites. I used some of my last scraps for this|
It fits her great, just a little tight going on since this too has no zipper or buttons. I'm going to alter it once it doesn't fit over her head anymore, maybe add a zipper. I have big plans.
|I didn't set out to make it a halter, but that's what we ended up with|
I'm spent. Even though those dresses took, maybe, a total of five hours over two days, I'm putting the sewing machine away for a while. I like being with the babies without thinking about getting back to my project. But I am super-excited Clara has a few new dresses. That last one will be making an appearance at her aunt's rehearsal dinner.
And so he doesn't feel left out (because all I make is dresses.. sorry Luke!), here's a picture of Luke in his big boy (12 month!) pj's...
|No, he's not super-advanced! I just propped him up to see his pajamas better.|
Has anyone seen my little, tiny baby?