Friday, May 11, 2012

sew & tell v3.31 - summer clothing love

Happy Friday friends! And welcome to Sew & Tell!

My friend and 'sewing student' Jessica came over a couple of times in the last few weeks so she could finish up her skirts before she moves.  She finished the one she has on the first time she came over and got the one she's holding up almost finished on her last visit!  I posted about these skirts last spring - it's an adaptation that pattern.
 I have the same fabric that she's holding up and I want to go buy the green Bali Gates (from Amy Butler's LOVE collection) to make one like that too.  I just love these skirts.  Way better than shorts in the hot and humid summers we have here.

While she was making her skirt, I had a project I needed to work on involving pillow case dresses, which I have never actually made.  So before I screwed up the ones I was making for my friend, I tried one out with some Sandi Henderson Secret Garden fabric. 
I ended up using this tutorial, with several modifications.  I'll try and blog about it!

I love the way it turned out!  This fabric is perfect for it! I think sisterlouwho likes it too.
The only problem was that babylouwho thought it was for her.  So I put it on her to appease her. 

So it's a maxi-dress, no big deal. She was more than happy to keep it on.

I'm itching to make more summer clothes for all of us! Stay tuned.

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6 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Kat said...

Such a cute dress. My girls would love that! How long did it take to make? Looking forward to a tutorial!

Dayna said...

Those are all so cute! Now I want to make a skirt! The fabric that she's holding up is one of the main fabrics I'm using for the camera bag that I hope to finish before 2013. ;-)

Betty said...

Girls and dresses (& skirts): always a good combination!

Kristen said...

So cute on both of them. Your skirts are always so nice too!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute makes all round :o)

Grandma G said...

Is the linky list really open for another 6 days?