There has been some crafting going on around here this summer and a lot of it has been for me! Of course I am planning on making many clothes, toys, nursery things, and blankets for my baby; I’m also participating in a fall craft show–but between my growing belly and the adorable mama-sized projects I kept seeing, well…selfish sewing happens.
It started with the easy yoga skirt tutorial. I made this fun blue number in less than one hour and decided to make another!
This soft green jersey knit is super comfy and breathable, plus it’s green (my fav). So, I found a wonderful tutorial on Sew Mama Sew and tried my hand at Rae’s spring ruffle top. Here’s a close-up of the beautiful, coveted Heather Ross fabric I used for the top:
sigh. Love that delicate print–and it is a double gauze, which feels so soft. So, after completing that top…well, you’re starting to see how this goes, right?
I made another.
In addition to the amazing tutorials available online, I really love to pour over craft books at home, tab off pages, and make a big stack to tackle on a rainy day ASAP.
Anna Maria Horner’s Handmade Beginnings is on the tip-top of the pile right now; so many sweet projects for the little one–I’m gathering fabric and making patterns for now. I did love the reversible sash though, and had fun choosing pretty scraps to make the patchwork side:
but love the vibrant flower side too!
Heather Ross has a fantastic book dedicated to the relaxing mood that sewing can put you in in her book Weekend Sewing.
This giant bag is perfect for carrying all my stuff. By adding a few custom pockets, it is easy to organize and may see future use as a diaper bag–who knows?
Finding it hard to put her book down, I pulled down some more jersey fabric, decided to risk sewing with elastic thread (not scary at all) and also got creative with the braided straps to make the weekend sundress:
Wonder if the baby will love green too?