Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Makes: birthday dress and t-shirts

Saturday, I was sewing all day. For some reason, my two-year-old let me.  Weird. I finished two shirts that have been languishing for my now 9 yo, and this birthday dress for my now 11 yo. 

The first shirt is incredibly boring, cream t-shirt. Very nice though. The other shirt is interesting using the last of my favorite green stripe. You recognize it if you've read my blog very often. I love it. I was always going to make something fantastic for ME, but my kids are cuter so they win. 
I used the brown because it was cool and nothing to do with running out of the green stripe. 

Hm. Do I like this shirt?

It makes me look adorable.

And I can match my cool little brother and do cool tandem stunts!

Are you ready, bud?

One, Two, Three!



Full disclosure: I actually made this dress for Watergirl photo shoot. I never make things ahead of time. Afterwards, I realized that a birthday was coming up rather soon, and everybody is happy that I did something early for once. 

For miss birthday, I wanted eyelet, but I didn't find anything I liked. I searched my stash and came up with these curtains from our old house. I sewed them all together and where there was a stain, I gathered up some fabric and made a flower. It was really, really fun. I used Ottobre 3/2007 #32. I made this... 9 years ago? But it still works because it's in 2 different age ranges. I love that. It's a bit tricky construction wise. The whole thing is doubled, and the straps are also doubled. The front and back are princess seam.

I am too beautiful to see myself.

I'm floating away.

Now I'm dancing in the water.

I can float away too! See?

Happiness is when you're supposed to jump on mama's bed.

Ready for our curtsies, or are we still floating away?

Either way, funnest photo shoot ever.


  1. To be clear, I did not make this dress nine years ago. I made another dress with this pattern nine years ago.

  2. Wow! Those are awesome! Alas, I have a decent sewing machine, but can't sew.

  3. Wow! Those are awesome! Alas, I have a decent sewing machine, but can't sew.

  4. Thanks! If you have a sewing machine, you can definitely sew. Read House of Slide: Hotblood for a step-by-step guide. ;) (Not really, but it does explain a few parts.)

  5. What a fun dress! I recognize the green stripe. Thanks for sharing a little bit with me. :) Your girls are so beautiful!

    1. Oh, that's right! Briggie was so little. Man, I miss sewing with you!


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