Saturday, June 23, 2012
This top is made from Butterick 4800, view C. This is one where I was very glad that I made a muslin first. The neckline is very....plunging. Like the kind of plunging where you have to wear a coordinating bra because, honey, its gonna show...a lot. And that's not really my style. I traced the pattern piece onto tissue and raised the neckline a full 2 inches. Much better! The fabric is this really gauzy crinkled stuff that I just loved from Joanns. It was actually not to terrible to sew with as long as I pinned it well. To alleviate fraying, I did French seams. And my little secret? I decided that the bottom should be lined (the top is self lined) but had no lining on hand and didn't feel like going to the store. So? I raided my daughter's dress up box, where she has Rachel's bridesmaid dress. I cut the lining out of it for the shirt. Sweet! :)
Friday, June 22, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Every year, our family participates in Operation Christmas Child. It is a program that sends shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, toiletries and other gifts to kids living in poverty around the world. I am always on the lookout for things to fill our shoe boxes, and the other night my daughter and I decided to make a simple flannel blanket. There is obviously not a ton of room in a shoe box, but I always try to put something soft and snuggly in each box. We embellished it with a yard sale find crocheted flower, and some zigzagged topstitching. I think we will be making many more of these!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
That Darn Kat on etsy. They are quick to make and use very little fabric, so I can see myself making these again. The other bonus is that there is no scratchy elastic!