My mother-in-law is visiting this week, to visit with the baby and help out and keep me company while my husband is away again. Very sweet! And it’s been a nice week so far. The other day, we went to JoAnn fabrics, where I didn’t really need anything, but came out with about $60 worth of stuff. Um…
A garden gnome … because I’ve been looking for one that isn’t creepy for a while. And this guy is cute!
And a bunch of fabric and some trim. And some gift bags.
But the fabric and trim… that is the part relevant to this post.
Yesterday, I sewed and sewed and sewed, and ended up with this:
A cute cute cute “pillowcase” dress for Anneliese, and a matching one for her friend Ella, Joni’s baby girl. I made it big/long on purpose, so she can wear it for a long time. Hopefully it will fit throughout the summer, and in the fall she can wear it with a long sleeved shirt underneath it, and leg warmers.
Here are some more details. Please excuse the wrinkles… Anneliese had been wearing it all day.
And here it is with the dress I made today (which took alllllllll day):
Black/white polka dots, with yellow smocking, buttons, and peek-a-boo rickrack.
Close up of the honeycomb smocking and decorative buttons:
Matching pinwheel hair clip.
And I forgot to take a “real” picture of the back of it, but here’s one I put on instagram earlier (minus the straps and trim). The top of the back is shirred with yellow top-stitching, and elastic thread on the inside. The front of the bodice is lined with yellow gingham.
I know I really haven’t blogged much lately, and that stinks. I have stuff to share, but I have just hardly been on the computer at all.