Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Tunic Dress

My good friends and I went on a "field trip" about two weeks ago to "A Verb for Keeping Warm" in Oakland.  I seriously fell in love with that store as it's unlike any other stores I have been to.  They had sample garments on display in every size so you can try it out before purchasing the pattern and know exactly what size you need to make.  I went home with the "Summer Tunic Dress" pattern and some amazingly beautiful fabrics.

The Summer Tunic Dress was a bit harder than I expected.  It took me awhile to "fake" serge around all the seams.  I love the dress and the pattern, but some photos/diagrams would have helped.  I highly recommend this pattern and know that you love the finish project!

I added three inches to the pattern so that the dress is a bit longer.

 Beautiful V-neck and gatherings around the shoulders.

It even has two pockets!  They were so simple to make.  Love having pockets with my dress. 

I think I will be making a few more!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Busy Sewing

I have been busy sewing children's clothing these days!  I go through phases where I am either super into knitting or sewing, and I have shifted into sewing.  This is quite exciting as I get to work with my new sewing machine

Here are some cute pants I made for my toddler and her friends at school.  You can add elastic to the hem of the leg pieces to turn them into baby bloomers, but I thought it's cuter this way.

 Cray Commute fabric from Japan.

 Happy Birthday hats for a special kid who has a birthday coming up. 

 I added these to the back of the pants so I know which is which!

There are more shorts in the hamper waiting to be washed.  These are the most perfect short to sew for little toddlers!