Yes, I've been sewing! Here are some of my projects in the past month.
A baby gift for a good friend who just had a little baby girl. The baby quilt out of flannel is a tradition in our family and all the children have them. My sister Shila kept the tradition going and then I jumped on board too. Now it's my go-to baby gift. Thoughtful, familiar, and fairly quick. I included a Haba rattle because I know the mom would appreciate it and it's so darn adorable.
Here are matching scarves for Calvin and Landon out of this beautiful wool that I had tagged for this since last year when I got it on sale. Calvin actually requested this and they turned out to be super easy. I frayed the ends and double-fold hemmed the sides. Landon's is a bit thinner.
This is a skirt I made for Etame for our Valentine's Day playgroup party that we are hosting next week. I hope she doesn't even gain an ounce for it fits her just barely. It was inspired by a skirt I saw in the Olive Juice Kids catalog. Well, their latest spring catalog has a gingham skirt identical to one that I made for Etame last year. Maybe they were inspired by me too? I can only dream. I heart Olive Juice Kids.
Now I am attempting my biggest project of all time - an evening gown! That's right. I am crazy. With the help of my friend Michelle, I picked out a dress that I want to make. It's charcoal gray. The inspiration is $570 at Neiman Marcus so if I can make it for $120 (the price of fabric + thread + zipper) it will be more than a success, and I can spend the remainder on a killer pair of Manolos - AS IF! Anyhow, I'll keep you apprised of my progress as I curse my way through it and call my mom every hour to let her know my achievements and ask her more questions!