What’s on the Cutting Table?
Really? She’s really sewing?
Yes, folks, I’m back in the saddle. If you could only see the bigass grin on my face. First up is a birthday dress for my granddaughter, Elise. She’ll be 7 on the 14th of July and this is a quick and easy project to get my sewing mojo flowing. We – rather she – chose this darling pink, purple, and brown fabric that has bright 70s like flowers and ponies on it. It’s going to be the cutest little dress and my only regret is that I’m not 7 and I can’t have one too!
The pattern we chose is Butterick 4718, view B.
It will be very easy to sew, and I had to run out and get a zipper today because I had forgotten about that part. I also chose a contrasting cotton from my stash to use for the bodice inside lining, and possibly also for the straps. I’m going to also put some lavender piping along the seam between the bodice and the skirt for an added touch. If I can find the right shade of lavender, that is, or I’ll make my own with the same contrasting fabric as the straps. Probably the latter, now that I think about it.
Right now, though, I’m stalled cutting out. I’m afraid that the bodice is too large, even cutting out the smallest size 6, for Elise, and I need my daughter to measure her again. Oh, and I had to cut the skirt front twice because I totally forgot about checking which way the horses were standing. They would have all been upside down.
I have enough extra fabric that I’m going to make her a cute top too and a cute pair of brown capris or something – after I make my own party dress, that is. Summer here will go way into September, so I’m not too worried about missing the warm weather with her.
And see what else followed me home from Joanns?
These are for “reading” pillows for all the little ones. I first made one of these for my friend April’s little boy, Gibson, when he turned one. She was having a party where everyone brought books to build him a library, so I thought, what better than a pillow to lie or sit on while reading? This has become a popular thing now in my family, and I owe one to Elise, Cayden, and Evan – although Evan’s not yet reading. Give him a couple months though. (Just kidding.) And Gibson’s little brother either just turned one or is turning one any minute, so I think he’ll probably want a reading pillow too. (Hint, hint, April.)
Okay, now my body is telling me to slow down, and call it quits for tonight. I’m also fighting off getting the dumb flu that my youngest daughter is just getting over.