Saturday, April 30, 2016

Matching Sallys for Cousins {April Goal Complete}

Whew! Getting this post up on the last day of April... I finished the dresses earlier this week and now the gift is wrapped and ready for giving tomorrow. Woohoo! I was busy making other projects off and on, which is why these didn't get finished until the very last minute :)

This was my first time sewing the Sally Dress pattern from Very Shannon. The one above is for my newly adopted niece. She's being baptized tomorrow so it seemed like a good time to finally present her with a token of love for being adopted into my sister-in-law's family. We love her so much and we are so thankful that God has brought her into our lives!!

I made a size 4T for Kae and a 3T for E... They are 6 months apart in age and very similar sized, although K is a bit taller. I'm just crossing my fingers that Kae's dress will fit her at some point :)

I used a very thin pin-dot chambray from Raspberry Creek Fabrics on Etsy, and the floral came from the local fabric store. It's a Free Spirit voile (I'll post the actual name of the fabric in the post with pictures of E wearing it - I can't find it online right now). Both fabrics, especially the floral, have a bit of sheer-ness to them, so I did make some knit shorties to wear underneath them as well. I also figured that 3 year olds will be running and jumping in them, so the extra coverage underneath will be nice ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April Goal! {No Pictures}

Another boring goal post for another month. Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I figured it's just not worth the time to take a simple picture of two little dresses that haven't been sewn up yet :)

Yup, my April goal is to make two dresses... one for E and a coordinating one for her cousin Kae. Kae's is a gift for her official adoption which happened two months ago - eek! We'll give it to her at her baptism the first Sunday in May. Perfect goal for April!

The dresses are cut out and they've had a few lines stitched... it's the Sally Dress by Very Shannon. I've always wanted to try this pattern, so I'm excited to finally be doing it!

PS: Happy 3rd Birthday, E! :)


WIP (works in progress) List
  • Summer Clothes for E, JT and me (patterns and fabric chosen... need to cut and sew) - up next is the birthday dress (birthday dress didn't happen! The Sally Dress is a good alternative)
  • Onesies!  - done!!! Just need to make matching skirts!
  • Baby Bag... waiting on Mom to work on the name appliqué, but I suppose I should be picking out fabric so I'm ready to go when she finishes

UFO (unfinished objects) List
  • Twin size quilt top needing a border then quilting and binding
  • A quilt top from my grandma needing quilting and binding
  • 5 baby quilt tops needing quilting and binding 
  • A pile of Christmas half-square triangles that need to be trimmed and then organized into a table runner/table topper/pillow/etc
  • A new table runner from a mini charm pack won from a giveaway recently