Thursday, May 28, 2009

Twirly skirt - take three

I finally made one for Asha with the Heather Bailey, Freshcut fabric.  (Did you know that Heather's sister-in-law, Rachel, goes to the same church as us?  She even teaches Asha's class.  She is very cute.)  I could see that Asha wasn't sure about my fabric choice, but she came around when she saw the green hoodie I paired it with.  It was this morning's thrift store find for $2.37.  I will have to resize it tonight because it is too big for her, but I am pleased with how well it matches the skirt.    

Asha captured Jerome's rock-n-roll face during dinner clean up.  He is singing his heart out to "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World.  

Jerome is baking peanut butter sandwich cookies from the Taste of Home cookbook right now.  He volunteered to bring some to his class party.  I love it that he can just do that without my help.    

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Holiday Girl Clothes, view 26

Fabric: seersucker from a cute fabric store in Kauai
Pattern: view 26 of Girls Holiday Clothes ISBN978-4-579-11195-4 
Size: 130

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Comfy Summer Dress 2

Purple floral: Marimekko cotton lycra knit from
Yellow stripe: cut up a t-shirt from a local thrift store

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The shirt on him

The gray one was too plain, so I added some details using the remnants from the crimson one.  

Wardrobe Refashion: t-shirt resize

Before: men's XL t-shirt we got at a basketball game for free   

After: a size 10 t-shirt for Jerome

Here is another one.  
Before: men's large t-shirt from a thrift store for $2.37 (no pic)
After: another t-shirt for Jerome

No more wasted t-shirts in this household.   

Friday, May 8, 2009

Comfy Summer Dress

It is sunny and pretty around here in Eastern Washington.  To kick start the summer sewing, I made a little dress for Asha.    
The fabric came from Fabric Fairy, and I drafted the pattern with a lot of help from Alison.   

I couldn't tell which Asha was more excited about, the dress or the label.  I ordered a bunch from here.   

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Knits from Fabric Fairy

I enjoy seeing pictures of fabric people purchase online.  I can see the fabric in a natural light and it gives me a better idea of the colors and texture.  So, here is my contribution. 

Fabric Fairy didn't disappoint with their selection or their quality.  Their Marimekko swim suit fabric is to die for as well.  I am going to tackle that next summer when Asha grows out of her current ones.   
The top two fabric in the first picture, "Summer Breeze Floral Cotton Knit by Baby Nay" and "White Dots on turquoise Blue Cotton Knit by Baby Nay" are super, super soft.  It would make a nice baby layette or even a blanket.  I am going to make a night gown for Asha.    
The large and bold dots are going to be perfect for a fun summer play dress.  
 I can't wait to start cutting and sewing!
Quinn turned 18 months today.  He went to nursery for the first time last Sunday, and acted like he had always been there.  Phew.       

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Twirly Skirt - take two

The skirt I had made for my niece was too small, so here is another one I came up with.  I paired it with a shirt from Pumpkin Patch.     

Women's Conference was up-lifting in every aspect.  Inspiring talks, delicious food (Scott's mom treated us to the buffet at the top of Joseph Smith building!), fun shopping, and great company.  I ran into several old friends from Pittsburgh and San Diego as well.  I was too busy having fun to remember to pull out my camera, but I did capture sister-in-law Kersten during her book signing at the BYU book store.     
The mad run through campus in flats to John Bythway's class left me with sore feet.  Having to hold up my pants the whole time didn't help, either.  Note to myself: Bring a belt and running shoes next time.