Monday, May 01, 2006

Summer 2006, continued

What a beautiful weekend! Todd and I don't see much of eachother these days, so this was an especially great weekend for us because he was home for two whole days, the weather was great, we spent some time in Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, had a date on Saturday night, and managed to catch his tour at the Whitney yesterday before attending the opening of a friend's art show in Brooklyn. Hey, I even wore my skirt yesterday.

I'm always a bit sad on Mondays because Todd is back on the road again, but there are still plenty of projects to keep me busy in the evenings while the kiddo sleeps. Here's one that's been continuing to keep me occupied: Bebe's summer 2006 wardrobe.


I knew I would like this pattern as soon as I finished it, so I immediately cut out two tops. Children's clothing sews up really quickly, and although I can't remember ever sewing a button placket like this one, it was very easy to make.



Did you notice that I gave up on the original summer fabric selections? I think these fabrics are much more appropriate for the patterns I'm making. I want to tweak the pattern a little bit more (I think it needs to be a little bit wider through the chest) and then use the pattern to made a dress.

Tonight I'll try to finish up the next part of the scalloped skirt tutorial. If all goes according to plan, it will be ready tomorrow.

I hope you had a good weekend as well. I am way behind in replying to comments and questions you have left. My apologies, and I will do my best to catch up over the next few days.

12 comments:

  1. Just found your blog today - love your stuff !

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  2. Cute! What kind of sewing machine do you use?

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  3. They are too cute and love the material.

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  4. Those are adorable!!

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  5. In case the word cute hasn't been used quite enough - cute, cute, cute top! And cuter kid.

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  6. she looks so beautiful - I really like the new fabrics for the tops.

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  7. So adorable! Whats the pattern number? I love it...

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  8. The tops are beautiful -- very fun and just the right amount of girly. What a sweet wardrobe for a sweet little girl! I have to say, by the way, I'm kind of disappointed at the lack of equally charming boys' clothes around these days. Does no one sew for little boys?

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  9. martha in mobile1:51 PM

    Just found your blog -- your work is lovely and your tutorials very clear! I am excited about the skirt tutorial (especially the no-waistband part).

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  10. adorable! both shirts and baby!

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  11. I've just tripped over your blog today and am so excited to bookmark it. I've been known to whip up some wonky kids clothes and have recently been daydreaming of little tops like these. There's nothing better than creatively dressing your child in your own designs (or yourself for that matter) and enjoying the compliments to come.

    Your daughter is adorable, and I can't wait to mimic some of your ideas. I'll be visiting... :)

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