This was a particularly hard challenge for me (I'm not much into current women's fashion trends). We are definitely at risk for being eliminated and the next week is the vintage-inspired challenge which I know I can rock!! So, if you all would please, pretty please, head over and vote, I would be so grateful! Voting is only open until midnight tonight.
This weekend I decided to take a little time to do some sewing for myself and my family. I started my very first string-block quilt and these are my first four squares.
For those of you that sew a lot of clothing, you know how many scraps you end up having left over. I thought this quilt would be perfect for using up all those skinny little scraps that I can't bare to throw away. Plus, I love the eclectic look of all the different pretty fabrics.
A string block quilt has a "constant" strip of fabric that is sewn down the middle on the diagonal that is usually some type of solid color. I chose to use white. When all of the blocks are arranged the "constant" ends up making a diamond shape. Pretty neat, huh?
I also decided to sew a quick peasant style dress for my daughter Savannah. I used the pattern that was given to us during the last Leila and BenProject Run and Play Challenge (the Sweet Dress pattern). I actually sewed the pattern the way it was instructed this time.
This dress pattern took me about 45 minutes to get sewn (garment label and all!). I would say if you are a beginner it might take about an hour and a half, but no more than that. It's super-simple and only has two pattern pieces to cut! I would highly recommend this pattern to any new sewer that is looking to start to make children's clothing.
The only thing I did different with the pattern was to add the ruffle detail down the front. I think this is going to be a great little dress for spring/summer. And what I really love about this pattern is that Savannah will be able to continue to wear this as a top when she gets taller - gotta love that!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Cottage Mama's Note: The fabric used for the peasant dress is Heather Bailey's Pop Garden - Rose Bouquet - Emerald.Pin It