It’s Never Too Early for Spring Pretties
Since my daughter was born, I have been inspired to sew her pretty things. Yes, I could buy them but it is so much more fun to make them with my own hands. I took lessons as a child and made a few of my own clothes but I have recently found out how little I know about the art of sewing. I found a pattern company that sells vintage-inspired children’s patterns. It is the first time I have ever worked with PDF patterns and I never want to go back to paper ones. These patterns are cheaper than paper ones and they have step by step instructions with pictures. I have to admit, I have a weakness for buying patterns. The problem is I can’t sew them as fast as I buy them. My goal this year is to sew all of my patterns. I guess that means I will have to complete an outfit once a month.
For the month of January I made this dress and matching purse for my daughter to wear to her birthday party tonight. It is a tunic dress that she can wear as a shirt once it becomes too short.
I have a great love of purses so of course I had to make a matching purse or two. My daughter picked out these outrageous buttons a while back but I never had the courage to put them on a dress. But this purse turned out to the perfect place to display one. I think she will love it.
And I just finished this pink dress for a sew-a-long that I participated in for February. I think my favorite part about this dress is the double ruffle sleeves. I was finally able to use the beautiful lace that I got from Goodwill.
This is the completed dress. I shared a picture of my daughter modeling it in the previous post.
Have you started on your spring wardrobe yet?