Thursday, August 4, 2011

pure therapy

I spent my day on the sewing machine yesterday.  It was pure therapy.

While my wood project was drying, I decided to try my hand at making some more dresses.  This time for a baby gift. Since I have never made this particular dress before, I made a practice one first.

This has got to be the easiest dress to sew.  It's a variation of the pillowcase dress.  I used some of my scrap fabric for this practice run.  I'm guessing the size is about 3-6 months, so my little cherub will wear this one.  Once I get a wider ribbon for the ties, anyway.

And this larger one is going to be a gift.  I absolutely love the Amy Butler fabric (thanks Amber)!  And the coolest thing about this dress? It grows with baby.  It can be worn as a dress in summer or paired with leggings and a long sleeve shirt in winter.  It can then be worn as a shirt since the ties are totally adjustable.

I can't wait to use more of this adorable fabric on some more dresses. 

Where did that middle trimester energy go?
I have lots I want to get done before this baby makes her arrival!