A pictorial mish-mash of our latest goings-on:
And now, for something entirely different.
I’ve finally completed some sewing projects for the girls, and in the meantime, also cultivated some great sewing/fabric sites and resources. Of course, here in Dallas, there’s City Craft, and through them, I found Sew, Mama, Sew. Through my friend’s site, I found Hawthorne Threads, which is my favorite. I also love Oliver + S patterns, whose designer Liesl Gibson has a fantastic blog and beautiful fabrics. There are a number of links I need to add to my sidebar as I find more (like the one for BurdaStyle and Jennifer Paganelli’s site with downloadable patterns).
Without further adieu (or, ado?), the girls’ dresses!
Because Katie loves dresses so much and they’re really much cooler in the Texas heat, I decided to make a bunch of them to mix and match for pre-k next year. That said, I have a box of fabric to use for all these projects…and it has been a wonderful, much needed creative outlet. I’m learning as I go, and the satisfaction is worth the crick in my neck from hunching over my sewing machine. After I finish my NCA submissions due March 16th, I can turn to sewing more often. Until then…