I'm trying to squeeze in one last bonnet wearing summer for my 2 year old. By the age of 3 I'm not sure how cute it would be anymore! So I let her pick out the fabric, and she could hardly wait for me to finish it. It sews up in about an hour even with a toddler running around "helping". I used this pattern: little betty it's the second and third I've made, and I love each one!
Dresses, dresses, I have been sewing dresses. And for the first time in a long time they are for me! I was in need of some nice flowey sundresses and decided to make them. I bought one at the beginning of the summer but haven't worn it because I don't really like it/weird fabric fiber content.
I designed the first dress over half a year ago? And made my first one out of a kimono! Therefore this dress is nicknamed or called The Kimono Dress.
This original one has pockets which is nice, but I didn't continue to do that in the other dresses to cut down on bulk. It's cinched at the waist with a knit belt.
Kimono Dress #2 is made from my beautiful collection of fabric I brought back from India last year. I'm happily and finally cutting it up to use! (instead of just looking at it all the time in admiration)
Kimono Dress #3 is made from these pants:
These were also brought back from India I wore them as part of an outfit. To get the most use out of them here, I thought making a dress from them would be most fitting.
Dress #4 is made from seemingly neutral fabric
Zoomed version:) Perfect for summer!
And to top it all off, my friend kindly encouraged me to get labels made! Such a simple process and I am thrilled with how they turned out. Clean and simple. It beats rubber stamps or drawing with fabric marker which I tired earlier on in my sewing life.
I wanted to make something special for my friends in England and came up with this simple bow clutch. I have seen them around on different blogs, but designed my own version. It took a couple of takes to get the proportions perfect and voila! I even had the zippers and fabric on hand!
I love sewing for spring and summer birthdays! Everything is so colorful! I have included ages with each gift and who it was for. You can use them for your own siblings or friends! I either used tutorials online, or made up my own designs.