|Book of sewing projects for baby|
|Top my daughter selected|
This weekend I looked at the "pattern" which is really more just some measurements of panels and pieces. Sigh.
I have had Emily over twice for measurements of her body. The first time was to take rough measurements and the second was today for a more specific modification of the pieces I had cut.
|Green and purple, #2 will be black & white|
It is a lengthy way to sew what could have been an easy top had I brought home a pattern from a major company. Making everything she wants will last longer than the latest celebrity joke of a marriage! I was sewing while Emily was waiting for the next set of measurements and she commented that she had told her husband that I was going to make her some maternity clothes. His response, "What are we, Amish?" Hmmm, not so happy with that remark BUT I have to admit this top does look like a hippy maternity top. We will call it Bohemian. She is coming over again tomorrow so I can make sure the back straps are tight enough and the back elastic the right measurement plus do the hem. I have been writing down the dimensions of everything so the second top should go quicker, right? Also since this fabric she picked out was directional and I had to cut the strips going the length of the fabric instead of going across, the next one has to go faster. In the book, the top has buttons, she has to see if she wants them. Then maybe I will get to do some machine quilting on MY project!
I bought the yardage but the accents for all the items are from my stash, it makes me feel frugal to do that. We all know my sewing habit is the complete opposite of frugal, but, hey, let me keep my fantasy. After all, aren't the Amish frugal?