I love me a good challenge. I don't always succeed at them (I tried to do the spring one and I failed. Maybe it was that 3 week old baby). But this time, I was ready.
I spent Sunday huddled up with my book and tracing paper and scissors. Oh, I also made myself a skirt that is super cute but too big. Oops. More on that later. Late that night, I cut out a pair of baby pants from this book. Anna Maria Horner has the best baby patterns. I can't recommend the book highly enough.
And on day 2 I finished them. I'm calling it two projects, because really that's two pair of pants. They're just attached to each other. I pulled all of the fabric from my stash, which I'm trying to do with all of these projects. They'll be given a test run in Seattle this weekend where it is not 111 degrees.
I cut out today's project last night and nearly finished it today - I just need to add elastic at the waist and hem it before going to bed. Want to see it in its unfinished state? Okay!
This is the Pretty as a Picture dress from the same book. That bus fabric has been sitting in a friend's stash, waiting to be used. It's a Japanese double gauze that she is sharing on the condition that both of our girls benefit. I'm making dresses for both of them (I love best friend dresses), and still have about 3/4 of a yard for another twinsie look for them. The dot is the very last of my blue full moon dot and I'm trying to not have a heart attack and order more. I need to try and move on. Can I do it? We'll see - it's a go to print for me and I have a red/light blue/white quilt in the hopper. I'm going to try and bust out of the rut and find a new light blue or aqua dot.
Tomorrow is a dress for Annika and frantic packing for a long weekend trip to Seattle with Kit to see family and a few friends who are also in town for a workshop. To say that I'm excited would be a serious understatement. I plan on taking many pictures and having lots to say about the trip.