Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sometimes I dress up.

I'm on a roll here! Two "fancy" posts in a row. It's nice to mix it up once in a while and wear something a little fancy. I realize this isn't "fancy" but it is an upgrade from my normal tank top/t-shirt and shorts. I made this skirt by tracing one that I already had and used the same black floral print that I used to make this shirt.

I would have made a full circle skirt but I didn't have enough fabric, this one is still plenty twirly and fun to wear. 

I left the elastic exposed to keep things simple and I like how it turned out. It's been worn several times since I made it and it will definitely be a go-to this summer.

As life usually goes for me, I cut this skirt out in January but couldn't finish it until March. When that happens, it feels extra good to complete a project.
There was even a little bit of fabric left to made an infinity scarf. It's too warm to wear it now, but I wore it quite a bit when the weather was still chilly. 

My 6 year old helped me take pictures of the skirt. I think she did pretty well for herself! This is a picture she took while I was still setting the tripod up. We obviously need to work on our focus a little. :)


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

First off I want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! I hope you had a wonderful day today. I was surprised with breakfast in bed and then we spent the morning enjoying the sunshine at the lake. 

Instead of gifts I asked for a fun family day and some sewing time (of course). When Benny Boo was taking a nap I snuck away to finish this dress. I wore it to church this afternoon and I LOVE it.

This is the Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline. I had been eyeing this pattern for a while and finally caved and bought it last week. I'm so glad I did because this is the perfect summer dress and a quick sew.

I used some lovely jersey rayon knit from my April KnitFix from Girl Charlee. It is buttery soft and and the floral print is beautiful! I thought a belt would be nice to dress it up just a little bit, so I cut a 50" x  4" strip of the black and white stripe and sewed it into a tube to make an easy belt.

I modified the pattern a bit by lining the bodice, finishing the neck and armhole binding a little differently and I shortened the skirt quite a bit.

I agree with my girls, pockets are fun! Especially these pockets.