It's been a long winter, and I've tried to keep a steady stream of projects going to help it pass. At least I can feel like I've accomplished something while we've been cooped up, and when we are outside all the time, I can fully focus on outside things without being quite so pulled to the inside projects that pile up.
Last week I was bit by a little sewing bug. I love to sew if I can do it without interruption (nap time is golden) and when I'm fairly unrestricted in my creative flow. I like to just create things and wing it and make it up as I go.
I don't do so well with patterns, is what I'm saying.
Also, I have this little girl, and one great things about having a little girl is making her pretty things! I intend to do lots and lots of this.
I have lots of cute hand-me-down clothes for her, but surprisingly few skirts and dresses, at least in the size she's wearing right now. I have all sorts of scrap fabric around and it doesn't take much for a little baby skirt, so I made a few for my little Eleanor.
I really love the trim on this one-- it's just grosgrain ribbon that I folded and pleated as I sewed. I was really patting myself on the back about it until I got done and found that it makes the hem very stiff. It's kind of like a hoop skirt... or a lampshade. But it's still cute.
And when I asked her to model the little green and yellow skirt, she protested. I guess she wasn't getting paid enough for this gig.
So those were quick and easy and fun and I still want to make a blue one (she looks adorable in blue with her bright blue eyes), but I don't seem to have so much blue fabric around. I'll pick up a couple of fat quarters in some pretty blues to make a blue skirt.