We took the kids to the park both days and it was glorious just getting out of the house and seeing them smile. Ok, baby girl may not know WHAT do do with the outdoors, and like her mother - she is not a fan of the sun, but we still had a great time.
ok - I know the hats are comical they are a bit small - as they are their hats from last year, but 'whatever works' right!?!?!
my Little Red (this was her Christmas present from Nana)
The boys' version of 'golf'
PR&P was having a sew along with Jessica's Spring Fever pattern - I had every intention of entering my simplified design, but things like a broken leg left the pattern on my cutting table until Sunday.
I went with a top: cropped the bodice a bit, took the gather out of the flutter sleeve, used a single circle peplum layer to eliminate gathering, and used KNIT - have I mentioned before that I love making my kids things out of knit? It isn't that it is easier to sew, but it gets so much wear because it is comfy.
I tried a new technique for binding the neck line, but I think for future ones I will used my old method - I essentially made a bias tape here and it just seems too bulky to me, and I didn't switch out to a twin needle so the stitching just isn't as clean as I like - but I was going fast. I'm still debating if I want to add a red stripe of finishing at the bottom of the peplum or if I just like it raw.
All in all this top took me about an hour to put together, so needless to say I will be making more!!! I will probably take about an inch out of the width if not more since it is knit and has stretch to make it more fitted at the waist. If I can find a really soft cotton with a great drape, I will probably make one out of that too ;o)
'look mama, I'm sitting all nicely...'
'Kneeling isn't standing... right, mama'
'Here, I'll help you with the dishes...and maybe try to stand up...'
*I would love the back even more if the stripe hadn't shifted when I was cutting it... design fail ;op*