Monday, October 31, 2011
I feel a little like a slacker mom since I went with store-bought costumes this year, especially after looking at the costumes out there among the sewing blogs. But Sophie received hers as a gifts and has been excited about wearing it since we got it and George is wearing the costume that we bought for Sophie's first Halloween that she never actually wore.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tomorrow I plan to work on some tops and maybe, just maybe venture into the world of boys clothes!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Today I finished the top I started for Sophie last night. It is the After -School top from Oliver +S. This was my first attempt at this pattern and I learned a few things for my next go round. First of all I need to take the time to transfer ALL the markings. There was much seam ripping and gnashing of teeth over this shirt. It isn't that it was especially difficult it was just that the pieces fit together in a certain way that made it hard to just eye-ball it like I usually do.
I used fabric from my stash that I've had for a few years. I'm glad I didn't use any of my newer stuff on this trial run. Let's see what we get to tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
elsie marley. I thought It would be fun to give it a try myself.
Today for day two of the challenge I began another top for Sophie. I am using a new pattern by (big shocker!) Oliver + S called the After-School Top. I was hoping to finish it today, but I spent more time tracing the pattern pieces than actually sewing. By tomorrow it should be finished. Here's hoping the kids will continue to let me get in some quality sewing time!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We went with our MOPS group from church. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschooler. It is a group that connects moms with other mom and sets up fun play-dates, mom's nights out and other fun stuff. I is a really nice way to meet other moms who are going through the same things at the same time. This is my first year and I am enjoying it so far.
The pumpkin patch was really wonderful. There was a little pond with a bridge. Every type of pumpkins imaginable. Sophie really liked the" baby" pumpkins. In the next picture her sweet sad face was for the "poor little baby pumpkin" she was caring for.
George was all over the place. To him every pumpkin was a seat. He must have sat on half the patch. Which did make for some really cute pictures!
I am so glad we were able to have this special outing. Both of the kids came home with their own pumpkin and a big smile on their face.
Monday, October 3, 2011
I have been a little intimidated by this pattern ever since I received it last Spring. Even though it was probably my favorite design, I was scared of the pin-tuck details. But after seeing this very cute fall version of the dress I really wanted to give it a try.
The dress not as scary as I thought it would be. The hardest part of the pin-tucks was transferring all of the markings from the pattern to my fabric. One of the things I love about Oliver + S patterns is how detailed they are, especially because I am not a detail person. They stop me from getting sloppy and it makes the dress look very "finished" inside and out.
I used some denim fabric that I found in the clearance section of the Hancock's Fabric. The striped buttons are vintage ones that my mom bought for me when she went to "the longest yard sale" in the Mid-West. There were only three, so I finished the back with navy blue buttons. I hope this dress will last through the Fall and Winter, I think it will look cute with tights and a cardigan. Doesn't my little one look sweet and dainty? You would never know that 10 minutes before this picture she was covered in mud after playing outside with the dogs.