Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Got My Mojo Back -- With a Vengeance

So, after a hiatus from sewing, I am back with a vengeance!  I have sewn three skirts, a pair of very wide-leg pants for myself and two skirts and a dress for my daughter.  Here is my crowing achievement:  a Bo-Peep Skirt from the book, Seams to Me.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this design and plan to sew these things all summer.  I just bought some fabric in bright blues and greens to make one for myself. 

At any rate, here is the first of many Bo-Peep skirts for my daughter:

Isn't it adorable?  I love the ruffles just being on the side panel and there are so many possibilities for different looks.  My daughter said she didn't want one too crazy (there were two pictured in the book -- one was very cool, with bright blues and lime greens; the other was more subdued in pinks and blues, which is the one my daughter preferred) and I think I sufficiently restrained myself in the above design. 

The next skirt(s) I make, I will place the ruffles a little lower.  On my rail-thin daughter it is OK to have a ruffle at the hip; but this won't work so well for me! 

Friday, January 29, 2010

Adorable Apron (under 90 minutes!)

My sister-in-law asked me if I could make her an apron for work.  She said it needed to have pockets and could be funky, the rest was up to me.  I took a look at a pattern in One-Yard Wonders and adapted it to make the apron reversible.  Here's what I came up with:

My sister-in-law loves pink and I thought these fabrics fit the bill.  I was considering putting some green ric-rac along the tie, but decided against it -- it would have added another five minutes to my sewing time!  LOL

Pink side

Cherry side.

I think I have enough fabric to make another and I might just whip one up for myself!