A Few Ensembles and A Trip to Pittsburgh
Dressed In Her Best
At the start of the year I made the goal to sew at least one outfit per month for my daughter. I have surpassed my goal so far and have had a lot of fun trying out some of the newer patterns in my collection. I didn’t make it out to many yard sales this summer so her wardrobe was lacking. A week or so before vacation I decided to whip up a few outfits. I have been eyeing the Eloise Shorts for some time and I grabbed them during a sale. For the shirt, I took the Matilda dress and shortened it to top length.
I found the beautiful pastel linen fabric on sale for $1.50 at Walmart. I bought what was left of the bolts in pink, green and blue. At that price I couldn’t pass it up. The purple flowered top was re-purposed from an old dress that was mine when I was little. I had to cut the fabric on the seam so I added bit of lace to cover the seam up.
This cherry fabric was only $1 a yard… what a steal! And it’s so pretty! I used the Maisie Pattern for the top and made it sleeveless. I made matching Eloise shorts in the cherry fabric but the elastic needs fixing so she is wearing the blue linen in this picture. The first time she wore this outfit on vacation we made a stop in the bathroom and I snapped the elastic while pulling her shorts back up. She had to wear a book clip the rest of the day to keep them up. Lesson learned: re-enforce the elastic waistband. And then re-enforce it again.
Sightseeing in Pittsburgh
I wrote that hubby and I recently took a weekend trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On our way, we stopped off at Fallingwater. I have wanted to visit this house for years so it was really excited to finally visit. This home sits on top of a waterfall and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. I was not disappointed in the house. I would certainly go back! I took way too many pictures but I will just share the one of hubby and I at the overlook and the view of the house from the entrance. This home truly is a work of art!
Our last evening in Pittsburgh, hubby and I took a Sunset Dinner Cruise on the river. The food wasn’t as good as all the other food we indulged in during our trip but the view from the top of the cruise ship was completely worth it. It was so beautiful, especially once the sun set and all you could see were the lights of the city.
During the summer, I won this beautiful set of goodies from Autumn over at Sew, Paper,Paint. I have already used a lot of these trims on this project for StencilGirl. The stamp set is beautiful and exactly what I wanted as it is sewing themed stitches. Last but not least, this beautiful card was made by Autumn. I fell in love with it when she posted it on her blog HERE, and she was so generous to send it to me. Anything tea themed makes me giddy. Thank you, Autumn for your generosity.