Our Smocking Guild is hosting a fantastic teacher this weekend and several of us are busy planning out all the details. That is mostly what I'll be doing this week....along with the weekly ballet class for Emily, our end of the year homeschooling meeting, an OB appt., etc...etc. But I really do hope to fit a trip to the local quilt shop in there somewhere.....not even 8 weeks left and no quilt even started for this sweet baby yet. I can hardly believe it myself. Also I want to work on a few little summer outfits for the baby. We'll see how much I can squeeze in!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
New Outfit for Emily......
Emily picked out the pattern and the fabrics for this summer outfit (above). I wasn't too sure about the fabrics...but I must say they have grown on me. I had to re-draft the capris or else I could have worn them....pregnant and all. However, I will say, Emily is very petite. I am just glad that I had a great high school sewing class. My teacher, Ms. Wallace, would be proud that I am actually measuring the body and the flat pattern before I begin these days. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. But I have to admit....she was right!!! It does make a big difference and saves a lot of time in the end. I guess that is why I enjoy pattern drafting....if you start with the correct measurements....it should fit in the end. Plus it provides a nice mental challenge for me. I would rather draft a pattern than alter a commercial pattern. Strange, huh??? I guess that goes along with the "I'd rather make a garment from scratch....than have to alter an existing garment."
I also constructed a skort out of the leftovers from the other outfit. I don't have a picture of the shorts underneath...but I will tell you they are hot pink/white gingham. Love them!!!!! I am still actively drafting out skort patterns in any spare time I can find. The instructions are all written, I just need to add pictures. It's all coming along!!!!