I need a sewing kick in the pants. Last week I was lamenting the state of my many projects and the endless stitchery still to be done on the hand embroidered dress for M. The universe heard my frustration and I saw that this week is Kids Clothes Week! One hour a day, devoted to sewing for the kiddos. A timely excuse for me to dig in the stash, print out some patterns, get tracing and most importantly, get sewing. Get inspired. And get it done.
I picked out these four fabrics from my stash, from L - R:
Kokka Echino Spiderwebs and Butterflies Yellow fabric (not sure which pattern yet)
Marimekko orange print (a seconds fabric I have been saving for years) for a Geranium Dress View B
(the Marimekko print is BIG! This is the length of most of the ironing board!)
The Geranium Dress is so versatile, a lovely little popover dress that I see so many fantastic versions of. Also the Ice Cream Dress is so great for playing with stripes and pattern, and pockets in both!
The prep I did last night was to get the patterns ready, printing, piecing and tracing. After tracing both the 18-24 month and 2T sizes this morning I decided to cut the 2T size only for all. (Might be a little big right now but perfect in a month.)
This morning I spent 1.5 hours cutting the patterns out of the African Wax print and the Marimekko fabric. They are both big, bold patterns, so each fabric took a little thinking and sketching to work out the pattern placement - what to center, what to match, what to patchwork.
Now ready to sew!