Saturday, July 12, 2008

Aloha Olivia

My oldest has a day camp on Tuesday and it has a Hawaiian theme.

What is a sewing mama to do? Well, make a dress with a Hawaiian influence of course.

This is a modified Olivia (Farbenmix pattern) as it has no hood, no front pocket.. and actually the biggest tracing I have is a size 110/116cm and my oldest wears *at least* a 128cm usually... so I just used the tracing I had, didn't line up the pattern on the folding (adding an extra inch or so to the middle) and about five inches to the bottom.

I love the cotton/lycra blend for the main body. It's a lovely print by Mad Sky. The sleeves are a gorgeous Euro fabric that cost me too much, but I couldn't resist.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sheesh... sewing and no posting

I really have been sewing. But in keeping up with the LOVELY blogs that are out there (too many!), I guess I've neglected my own.

I finished Lucy's dress with plenty of time to spare, but forgot to post it...

All three in action

And I tried out a new pattern (new to me) for the littlest the other night. I purchased the Laguna pattern about a month or so ago but hadn't tried it out and figured I better do it since I purchased the pattern and all. I traced out the pattern in her size because it seemed easiest since it was the smallest.

And then she needed a shirt to go with the skirt, but I realized two nights ago (when I made it) that I haven't traced out a shirt pattern in her size. Ever. In my laziness (and the want to get the project completed right then and there), I just used the Olivia pattern but left off the skirt part, leaving a cute top (even if I did make it a bit short).

Somehow, I managed to not shoot any pictures of the skirt or shirt alone, but have just one picture of the littlest modeling (yeah, she's wearing it today, but napping right now)