Here goes another week of me-made clothing!
on me: Colette Patterns Licorice
on Colin: Oliver and S Sketchbook Shorts (unblogged)
on Cara: birthday fairy ice cream dress
I may have decided that this is the last time I wear this dress. The fit really bothers me (see that extra fabric right under the bust?), but I think it feels worse than it looks. The lining is a cheap poly that collects lots of static and doesn't breathe well. Also, I didn't realize how much taller Cara has gotten lately until I looked at my original post about her dress. This one covered her knees last year. I guess it's just one more sign that she's turning into a big girl. She even lost her first tooth a few weeks ago! I can't take it...
on me: Victory Patterns Ava blouse, Simplicity 1541 skirt (unblogged)
on Cara: twirly skirt loosely based on the Market Skirt from MADE (unblogged)
on Colin: Oliver and S Sketchbook Shorts again (unblogged)
Today is a two-for-one. For as much as I was "meh" about this blouse, it is really growing on me. I finished this red skirt over the weekend. I couldn't find many reviews for Simplicity 1541, which is odd because this is a great skirt pattern. It has princess seams in the front, and it's one of Simplicity's Amazing Fit patterns, so there are three different skirt backs depending on your shape. I went with average this time, but I might switch to curvy next time. There is a lot LESS ease in this pattern than is usual in Simplicity patterns, but it was also really easy to construct and fit. This skirt is actually just a muslin that turned out to be quite wearable.
What a sad iphone mirror selfie. I am really terrible at these. My husband had to head out for a quick business trip, so this is all I can manage when I'm in single mama mode. I know it's hard to tell, but I'm wearing some pretty awesome cropped navy skinnies. The Gap is the reason that I don't sew pants--I swear their pants are designed for my body. Also, I'm noticing a red theme so far this week.
on me: Colette Patterns Licorice Dress (unblogged)
on Cara: Oliver and S Jump Rope Dress
This is the better version of the Licorice dress that never made it to the blog. I shortened it at the waist by an inch, and the extra fabric pooling under the bust disappeared. It was sort of a lazy project--I used free fabric and skipped the lining, collar, and sleeves, but I think this is one of my most worn me-made items.
Colette Patterns Sorbetto (unblogged)
I am over myself, so I cropped my head out of this picture. :-) That's what taking daily outfit pictures does to me. However, I am really proud that I have worn something handmade every single day so far. I already have a better idea of what my next projects need to be and which items just need to leave my closet to find a better home.