Simple Bounty

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Spring Sewing Underway March 28, 2011

Filed under: Sewing and Crafts — katieosborne @ 2:28 pm
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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted sewing projects. I made a few simple tunics for Bridget this winter, but other than that, the machine has been quiet until the last couple weeks, during which time I’ve managed to make four peasant shirts/tunics, a petal knot dress (the first since last spring), and a couple other experiments. I have also started on a couple tops for me. Ooh, yes, I guess I did make myself a couple new skirts this winter as well.

But anyway, here are the peasant tops. I just based them off of the bodice of a dress pattern I already owned, but there are also some tutorials out there if you do a search. They are super simple and quick to make. I am really hoping to do little more than buy the girl a few pairs of shorts this summer.

 

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(Momo’s Wonderland collection, Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane, Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks, Sandi Henderson’s Ginger Blossom)

 

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And this is the latest petal knot dress. Sandi’s pattern is still such a favorite. The fabric is from Momo’s Freebird collection. I just love the colors.

 

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Every Girl Needs a Little Tiered Dress April 13, 2010

Filed under: Sewing and Crafts — katieosborne @ 7:52 pm
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Another summer dress done. I used the bodice from the dress pattern in Amy Butler’s Little Stitches and added my own skirt. The fabric is from Pop Garden, by Heather Bailey, left over from a quilt I made my mother-in-law a while back. Such sunny, happy fabric for such a happy little girl.

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The Easter Dress April 7, 2010

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This is the round apron dress from Sandi Henderson’s Claire pattern. (The same pattern that has the knot dress). I love that each of her patterns has so many options. They’re well worth the money. The fabric is from Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley.

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Sewing For summer: Dresses for Bridget March 18, 2010

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Here’s the first of Bridget’s summer wardrobe. She’s been wearing them with a shirt under for now. The top and bottom are Petal Knot dresses from Sandi Henderson’s Claire pattern. And I say the knots are ingenious – perfect for adjusting the dress as she grows. The blue and green dress is made from Sandi’s Farmer’s 100_4707Market fabric, and the top is voile from Anna Maria Horner’s newest line, Little Folks. The fabric is just gorgeous. I have about 10 more yards on my shelf; it’s what I spent my Christmas money on. It will make beautiful blouses too. I just can’t wait to use more of it.  The middle dress is modified from a pattern in Amy Butler’s Little Stitches book, and the fabric is Joel Dewberry. I have been itching to sew more dresses; they are just so sweet, but I have a mei tai that I need to get finished for someone before I do anymore family sewing. 

And a note on the voile: because it’s a much lighter fabric, I added a layer of muslin between the straps. Without it, I’d imagine they’d be way too thin. As is, they are still thinner than the dress made with quilting cotton, and they lay really nicely.

Oh, and the babe decided to start walking last week. All of a sudden she took about ten steps across the room before dropping to the ground. Since then, she’s been practicing every day. I love those halting little steps and huge, amazed smile.