Sew Sweet

Thanks for all the well wishes and kind thoughts sent my way. I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better and looking forward to getting back into the swing of things today and through the rest of the weekend. So let’s get back to a little crafty talk, shall we?

We’re off to see the wizard! A friend asked if I could pull this together for her daughter. How could I say no? She ordered the Wizard of Oz fabric from Superbuzzy (oh, how I love that place!). The dress is the Farbenmix Marieke. It’s the first time I’ve made it with both pockets but I think the red needed a little breaking up. It’s also been lengthened, since the sweetie who’ll be wearing it is tall. The polka dot is Jason Yenter for In the Beginning; I think it’s my new favorite dot. Before I received the Oz fabric, I’d thought I’d do a full lining with peekaboo underskirt. It’s such a heavy fabric, though, that I feared too many layers would make the dress uncomfortably heavy (and warm) for a little girl.

This little outfit is the one I was working on Tuesday. It evolved from this one made for Miss L. When I was asked about revamping the top, I immediately knew the above style was more suited for the future wearer. (I’m fortunate to have seen many a picture of this little girl over the past few years.) I did a quick sketch, sent it to the mom and got to work.

I tell you, it’s quite different to sew for a size 5 than a size 2! Lots more fabric — necessitated not only by the size but the style. The halter dress is nearly three full yards of fabric. In comparison, L’s peasant top is about a yard. I think the bottom ruffle turned out to be more than 200 inches of fabric! I’ll be making only one more of these sets, this one a duplicate of the original, which will use up the last bits of my pretty embroidered cream fabric. It’s one of my backburner projects, though, since it’s not needed in its new home until May.

In the meantime, I have quite a bit to keep me busy: a couple of orders from my Etsy shop (cut out and ready to sew! Go, me!), a couple of apron orders from a friend, some Try It! projects and a stack of fun things I’m itching to start working on. Oh, the fun we’re going to have here on ye olde Craft Addict blog!

Hey — if you are in the Atlanta area, you don’t want to miss this weekend’s Shop Hop! It’s going on now and there are some great giveaways to be had. It’s a really fun annual event and a great way to get around to all of the area’s fabulous quilt shops. I may or may not have done a little “hopping” myself today. (Shhhh! Fabric’s in the wash!)


17 Responses to “Sew Sweet”

  1. Christi

    Awwwwww, Mary, I just love what you do! Wish I had an iota of your talent! I have tried but I can’t stay focused long enough to stick to it. The halter set is soooooooo stinkin’ cute and so sweet! Just beautiful! And yay you about getting some Etsy business 😉

  2. Blake's Mommy

    I’m obsessed with the embroidered cream fabric. LOVE the halter with it. Perfect!

  3. Jessi

    These are truly sweet! Lovely indeed! And glad to hear you’re feeling better.

  4. Lisa

    More great browsing and wonderful projects. I love these pretty aprons too. Your daughter is such a perfect little model for your wonderful creations too.

  5. Kuky

    They’re both lovely. I’m drooling over your fabric. Last night I almost bought new fabric but I have box full of fabric so I didn’t. Now I’m tempted again. ;-D

  6. autum

    Sew sweet indeed!

  7. Matroskin

    I love those dresses. I have a little purse with yeloow Wizard of Oz fabric. Your blog is very nice, cheerful pictures.

  8. Mindy

    that outfit is one of the cutest I seen. oh how i love it!!

  9. Samantha

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE those fabrics! Just keep on truckin on the crochet, you will get the hang of it!

  10. Lynn

    Love those dresses. That Wizard of Oz fabric is beautiful.

  11. thedomesticdiva

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

    Love the new dresses!

    With friendship,

  12. Corrine

    This is soooo pretty Mary!!! Love the fabrics.. chic and beautiful. Great great job!! 🙂

  13. applecyder

    Man, you are talented! I don’t dare try children’s clothing yet. Need more time to get some confidence up. Happy Monday!

  14. Ula

    Oh my goodness, that halter dress is just gorgeous! Bravo!

  15. Yvonne

    I love both the halter dress and also the outfit your daughter is wearing. Very pretty!

  16. Angelina

    The shirt and pants combo is adorable on Miss L- I love it!

    I love it so much I want to wear it. Can 38 year old fat women wear this outfit with a few less ruffles?

    I think a revised version would make the best adult summer outfit!

  17. katie

    wow, everything looks so great! wha tis that floral fabric? it is beautiful!

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