I swear to you, I barely shower these days. I am consumed with baby girl things!! As evidence see here and here. Sigh. It just gets me so excited. But I have to stop at least for a while, so many more things to do plus it's summer and little people want to swim and play all day :)
I found this tutorial for the sweetest little dress. I added the band on the bottom to tie in with the bows. I am loving the finish. Great tutorial by the way. I followed the links she had at the bottom for the shirring. Okay I am freaking out...I cannot find the tutorial!! I am so sorry to you (and the girl who did it!!) if you know where it is please tell me. I will look more tomorrow!! I know I found it on pinterest but I can't see it on my board!
I had never shirred before, I was a little intimidated. I started on some scrap piece and used a whole bobbin and got no where! I didn't know what the problem was, my elastic was crazy-gathered in the back. So my next bobbin I wound tighter...I didn't stretch the elastic but it was a nice firm wrap :) That must have been it because I decided to jump in and sew it and it worked fabulously! (Well don't look too close :)
And of course my baby will be born in October (in Arizona lol) so naturally she needs loads of blankets. Whipped up a couple more with mitred corners :)
Pink; Ann Kelle's Urban Zoology Whales and Children at Play Pink Dots
Fall; Denyse Schmidts Flea Market Fancy and flannel Madeline for Robert Kaufman
I did a simple decorative stitch to keep the fabrics lined up through washing.
Your turn! Fabric Tuesday ya'll! Let's see what projects you've been working on this week. Please take time to comment on others, that's what makes parties so fun. We all love comments :) At least comment on the one before yours if you can!