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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some New Spring Clothes

It seems that these growing children are always in need of some new clothes, so yesterday was the official start of "spring sewing".

I don't know about you but I am in LOVE with this dress!  It's the Anna tunic by Amy Butler.  Such a fun pattern with sizes for me AND Miss Molly (with a bit of tweaking she can do the adult xs)!  There are lengths for a cami, tunic, mini dress (on Mol) and a longer knee length dress.  It hangs so wonderfully and has a really pretty line!  The fabric is Dew Drops from Tula Pink's prince charming.  Molly picked out this fabric a while ago and we've been waiting to make something fun.  Well I think we succeeded.
We also made the Chloe strapless dress from Sew What You Love.  This book has been a great find for both of us.  I've made a few things already.

This dress is one that she has been so excited to make ever since we got the book!  I've been a bit more hesitant because it involved shirring the back with elastic thread!  Let me just say that threading the bobbin was a bit of a hassle, but once I got going it was fun and not scary at all!
Not the best picture, but you get the idea right?  Anyway yet another pattern using the adult xs for the tween in my life.  She's got good taste.  The plan for this dress in pink polka dots is the wear to both the gymnastics awards night next month and a trip to the ballet in DC with a very special grandma.

Lastly Molly was also wanting to try her hand at a project for herself, something she has yet to do.  Usually it's doll clothing, draw string bags and the such.  So being adventurous she opted to try the every day knit tunic from the same book.

My favorite part of this project (besides the fact that she made it herself) is that we used an old jersey sheet I'd had stashed away!  It's quite a simple pattern and I really must have one for myself at this point.  There are many more projects on our to-do list for both Molly and Corey (he gets some linen pants a few simple shorts), we'll be sure and keep you posted as we create.  Right now I'm being pestered by a certain girl to get going on a tank top from fat quarters we've been discussing...who knows maybe a tutorial is in our future.


  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all..that first dress is adorable, think it could accomodate a certain Miss Thing? I have been itching to get my sewing machine out again and that dress and that last shirt may have just pushed me over the edge.

  2. Your daughter is beautiful and is looking so grown up! Funny how boys just do not get into clothes like a girl. My son loves new clothes but I would never get a photo shoot out of it.....

  3. love love love that first pic of me!!! the rest are ok, I was cold when you took those pics of me...

  4. Oh those dresses are so cute. and I love that she made that shirt too. I really wish I was better at sewing.

  5. Oh, I love that tunic! I'd like to make one for myself. Good job, Molly!

  6. The dresses are fabulous and the shirt is great!! So much talent!


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