I didn’t planned a blog hiatus, but when planning our holiday road trip, we missed to check for proper internet connection along the way.
We’re back now and despite having spend (almost) one month without my beloved sewing machine, I can’t seem to get my inspiration back :(
Summer is officially over around here, as school is starting soon, but the weather outside is not cooperating … It’s still too hot to start sewing for fall/winter, but I can’t go back to summer sewing, right?
I’ve made the decision that unless, my girl has another growth spurt within the next couple of weeks, I’m not sewing her more summer clothes this year.
Of course, and because we may be heading for 2 more months of sunny summer weather, the decision above may not hold true for much longer.
I can give you 2 examples:
First, back in May I made a lovely summer dress for my girl (that because of the bad pictures, I didn’t share here).
I used the Sally dress pattern from Very Shannon (size 6) and a fabric picked at a local store (the owner told me it was from The Netherlands, but because it had no selvages I couldn’t confirm it – it has a lovely paisley print).
I was capture immediately by the gorgeous front pockets (so cute) and, obviously, these were my girl’s favorite part of the dress.
I bought the Sally pattern when it was released, but took me forever to try it out (you know, the usual reason: too many patterns, too little time).
Besides the pockets, the unique square neckline and the fact that didn’t need any closures (simple sewing, for sure), did the trick for me. In case you wonder, it was indeed a simple project (suited for a beginner) and the step-by-step instructions are well written. This dress also includes a couple of options, that I might need to try (soon).
When cutting the dress, I decided to make the dress length as per my girl’s measurements and failed to include a few extra inches.
That was not a good option :)
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