Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sewing for my girls

I don't sew clothes for my littlies. Clothes are much trickier than quilts, and once I've gone to all that effort my kids are likely to get them horribly dirty the first time they wear them. But... I made an exception for these super simple sun dresses for my girls. I used the pattern from Prints Charming's book, and even found the exact fabric that they used in the book! Because the fabric's so bright and busy you wont even notice the stains :)

Sarah is back to school. Last year I offered to make Sarah a library bag, but she didn't want a home-made one, she wanted one the same as everyone else at school (a plain cloth one). This year, when I asked her again, she decided that a home made one would be nice - but it must have a shoulder strap. I quickly whipped this up, using my Heather Ross fabric, before she could change her mind. I told her that every time she looked at it she could remember how much I loved her.

I couldn't help myself and made her a pencil case too (modelled by Gracie.)

Using some lovely Rockdots fabric by Umbrella Prints for the lining.

It's nice using up these precious fabrics on my precious ones.