Well I finished my "back to school" sewing last Monday but have been so busy I haven't been able to write about it until now. I am not sure if busy is the right word. I'm not really that busy but we have had a bunch of changes in our schedule and I just don't feel like I have gotten into a routine with them yet. As a result there hasn't been much sewing, knitting, or any crafting since then. But here is the sewing I did prior to that which I really enjoyed.
I had my heart set on making Stella a Melly and Me toadstool back pack since before she was born (that is when I bought the book the pattern was in). She wanted nothing to do with it. I decided to go with the Little Things to Sew backpack because I knew it would come out. She was pretty picky on the fabric I used too. She picked it out. I loved that it was on sale. I did have a hard time sewing the side panels so they weren't puckered. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong but I had to keep going.
This outfit was my favorite part of all this sewing. I pinned this dress a while ago. That was my inspiration. I used the picnic blouse pattern and loved everything about it. I sewed a size 3, added some trim and trimmed pockets. I hemmed it a little longer (maybe an inch?) than was directed because I wanted it to look a little more tunic like since she was going to wear it with leggings.
The leggings are the playtime leggings and I am very happy with them. I made a size 4. They fit great.
Both the gingham and knit I bought online (and already forgot where). I was pretty happy with them. It can be a gamble buying fabric online.
I just started a smock-along and my first smocking project. I am so excited! I will let you know how it goes.
One afternoon last week I was in the mood to try something new so I carved a stamp. I used this tutorial. I found it really relaxing and plan to carve more.