April Showers Scirocco Dress
Shame on me for not pressing before taking photos! And double shame for not pulling Sofie’s hair up and out of her face. I didn’t have much time to prepare. I answer to this kids naptime.
For the bodice, I used peach piping. I made it for a previous project and had just enough leftover. The button was a score from last years Dallas fabric trip. I can’t remember how much I paid for it, but it was more than I normally spend. Busting through this stash means using up what I have on hand, and letting go of my fancy buttons. I’m probably going to take that button back when my niece outgrows this dress though! (Judge if you must. It’s a fabulous button.)
This inexpensive cotton is a little stiff. So when I finished the twist in the back bodice; the seam line was pretty visible. I made a knot in back which formed a cute little bow. I guess if you make the dress this way, you probably wouldn’t have to do the twist. I’m not sure.
*to make the knot, I sewed a 1″ tube; tucked it into itself, and slip stitched the opening.
It started raining minutes after we finished taking these photos. I guess all the April showers will bring May flowers!
Speaking of flowers, I planted some tall yellow ones last year that haven’t come up yet. I believe I’ll get some purple somethings and marigolds too. If they don’t choke each other out! It will be survival of the fittest, because I’m more of a vegetable gardener.
Tomorrow, darling daughter gets her short arm cast. I’m hoping to show you how to bling it up and share some tips on dealing with a broken arm. It’s becoming an annual tradition to break a limb here…
I’m going to have another niece, in Virginia! I’ve been making teeny baby stuff. It’s nice using up smaller scraps. Lately I’ve been wanting to just sew what I want, without stopping to take pictures or write a tutorial. I want to call it writers block, but it’s more like blogger burnout.
I put myself under pressure sometimes. I feel like I should be designing patterns & writing more tutorials like the big blogs do. My blog to do list is overwhelming. I need to write an about me page. But it needs to be fun and witty, and full of photos that make me look cooler than I am. My Etsy shop needs to be stocked. I need to make an Etsy button. My sidebar is cluttery. I need a tutorials page that automatically updates itself. I need to fix my HTML code to show accurate bounce rate. Blah blah freakin’ blah.
I just want to sew stuff.
Anyways, I’ve spent the week mindlessly sewing easy things. Monday I get to show you a dress I made for me! Soon I’ll be testing the new tween pattern from Peaches & Peanuts. Oh, and I’m hemming pants for my Uncle Mike. Other than that, no sewing plans at all. And it’s blissful!
Ooh! I got some new sewing goodies for my birthday. I can’t wait to tell you about it in my April expense report.
My current goal is to tame my stash and make it fit into 4 cabinets. Might take a while…Let me know your favorite scrap busting projects if you have some!