Whew! What a summer it's been...long and hot! Cooler weather is finally starting to breeze through Oklahoma this week. Today was the first day we didn't have to run our air conditioner!
Mom keeps reminding me that I haven't posted pictures of my summer sewing (all 3 projects, haha!). Most of my sewing time this summer was spent getting ready for the craft fair I did last weekend. That was a blast and now I'm ready to do some fun sewing for the kids and myself, but first I really do want to wrap up with reviews of this summer's projects.
First off my was my Easter skirt...that got finished in June! I actually only wore this once this summer...I don't know...it was just so white, and a bit too full. I think I'd wear it more if I had a colored top to wear with it. Oh well...maybe I'll wear it for Easter next year!
The fabric is from fabric.com...a sheer print with little chenille circles that add texture. Any ideas of something fun to do with the scraps?
Next was sort of a refashion project that Marie and I have both actually gotten a ton of wear out of. Exibit A (below) is Liberty of London print dress from Target. It was clearanced for $8.00 It's a girl's size 16, and it fit me but was too short to wear as a maxi dress.
I chopped the skirt in half and re-fashioned the top part into a sundress for Marie. The remaining skirt portion became a summer skirt for me! It's fun to match sometimes!
Marie is such a spunky little girl. I love her!!
Finally, in July, a special friend of mine got married and I sewed my bridesmaid dress and the dress for another friend who was also in the wedding.
There were 11 bridemaids total and each girl used the same fabric but had a different pattern and style to her dress. The variety was really fun and refreshing.
You've seen the pattern for my dress, McCalls 5804, before HERE and HERE. I loved how it came out made in formal fabrics.
Here's the closeup detail of the rose flower at the waist. I used this tutorial for my inspiration.
Hopefully soon I'll have some fun fall sewing to show off. Tonight after the kids went to bed I got a pj set cut out for Elliot. I'm excited to use my coverstitch again!