August 23, 2011
Have you all seen Oona’s darling dress for this week’s Oona Does it. I just love those lines! The pattern is from Pattern Runway and sold through etsy. Not only do I love the curved princess line sundress but look at the kimono sleeve dress! It’s just what I’ve been envisioning for that 4ply silk I bought earlier this summer. Wouldn’t that make a smashing dress for the fall?
Both patterns have captured my attention but I’m hesitating because they are print-at-home. Has anyone else used this line? Should I take a chance and print? I’d love to hear what you think and see some finished garments.
August 23, 2011
My niece has been asking me to make her a skirt for a couple of months. Her original request (which she has not forgotten) was rainbow fabric with jeweled colored hearts. She’s 4. Although I wasn’t able to find (exactly) what she was looking for, I think she’ll like what I’m making up. For her, I’m going to make a full skirt with an elastic waist. The bottom layer will be this pink plaid with a layer of the sheer stars over the top. I think it’s going to be really funky and fun!
For her little sister, I’m going to make the same style of skirt. The yellow will be the lining that has a ruffle on the bottom. I’m going to keep the self fabric simple and attach the ric-rac to the bottom and maybe somewhere at the waist.
I haven’t made too many things for my nieces and nephews because they all live so far away from me and getting the appropriate size can be troublesome. I’m hoping that the elastic waist will help somewhat but I’m afraid I’ll have to wing it with the length.
I can’t wait to get started on these!