Friday, May 29, 2015

Moon Rabbits and Glass Onions

Just a quickie post today, I have a backlog of older makes that I'm trying to document and as a lot of them are clothes for the girl, I'd like to get them on here before she grows out of them!

I've made the Glass Onion Top pattern by Shwin Designs before and loved it - I just didn't love my fabric choice. I used a quilting cotton from JoAnn Fabric and it didn't have the drape this top needs for the curved hem on the back and the neckline facings - and I had to iron it every time it came out of the wash.

I decided, oh, 2 days before Easter that I wanted to make Nola something new to wear, and as this beautiful, drapey, covered-in-bunnies fabric was in my stash, I went with it. Yes, it's black and not particularly Spring-y or Easter-y, but I really love it and she looks adorable in it, so there. It is Moon Rabbits from Yuwa's Cotorienne collection - I think it's a lawn. I've used fabric from this collection before, and there's an adorable sheep print I've been eyeballing, so I'm sure you'll see it again.

It was chilly and overcast on Easter Sunday, so I put a long-sleeved onesie under it. I went with the elbow length sleeves this time (I made up the cap sleeves last time) and stuck with the non-pleated back. It's actually a very light and airy shirt and I think it will make a cool and breezy summer shirt for her. I really love the way it looks on its own without anything underneath, but I haven't managed any pictures, so this will have to do.

There are quilts in the works, one almost finished, so hopefully that'll be the next post!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stripey Little Joey

I've been churning out the clothes here, for both myself and the girl, and I've even been taking some pictures, but they haven't made it to this space. I've figured out a more efficient way to resize my pictures, so hopefully I will be more inclined to actually upload them. These were taken a little while ago, hence the middle-of-Pennsylvania-winter indoor lighting. Some are even a little blurry, but que sera, sera, right?

This is the Little Joey pattern from Make It Perfect. I used some AGF knit fabric from Sew Caroline's Gleeful collection that I had in the stash and I knew needed to be a dress.

The pattern has a kangaroo pocket on the front (hence the name of the pattern!), which I left off for the sake of speed, but I will definitely add it to the next one. I love the gathered sleeves and little waistband.

I put leggings and a long sleeve onesie on under this in the winter, I wasn't sure it was going to still fit her once it warmed up and I wanted her to get a lot of wear out of it. So cute! But it is a little on the slim side, definitely sizing up the next one.

Look at that near perfect pattern matching! Boo-ya.

And the neckline!!! Considering this was sewn entirely on the serger, I'm pretty happy with how everything lined up.

There's an adult version of this that I'm seriously considering. It would be so cute in the fall over leggings, right?