Sunday, August 26, 2012

My little girl is growing up!

My daughter is turning 7 years old, and she is my baby!!!  I can’t believe I’m on the second half of my time of raising kids!

Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

I sewed a new dress for her birthday, but since we had lots of family in town for a family wedding this weekend, I thought I’d give it to her early so she could wear it to the reception.


She is so tall and skinny, it’s hard finding dresses that would be long enough for her at the store.  I made this one plenty long so it will fit her for a few more months – I hope!


She wasn’t a flower girl for the wedding but she was lucky enough to get to have a little bouquet of flowers to keep.


Here’s big brother showing off his manliness, to the delight of one little girl!


And if you didn’t notice it in the first picture, she quickly initiated this dress as she tripped and fell and smudged her skirt.  So, it had to be washed right away so it would be ready for church today. : )


Fresh Poppy Design

Friday, August 10, 2012

Color Catchers Save the Day!

I sewed four Josefina skirts (one is even for me!) and decided to give them a wash with a Color Catcher to see how much red dye would come out of the fabric… Boy was I in for a surprise!!!

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As you can see, the first washing was really bad, like almost as red as the fabric itself! Then the 2nd washing was a lot less, but I was surprised to see the 3rd and 4th washings look pretty much the same as each other. I could have washed them a fifth time but I was done with washing them.


Thankfully, the Color Catchers worked well enough to keep that cute white eyelet trim White!





Friday, August 3, 2012

Josefina is ready!

I finished my daughter’s camisa (shirt) and it sure turned out cute! She had me braid her hair and put flowers on the end of the braid so she’d look just like Josefina does in the book. :)  (Minus the rebozo and sash. I’m working on it!)
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Having fun posing!
It’s a cute shirt and it went together rather quickly. Now I’ll be sewing 3-5 more girl outfits and 2-4 more doll outfits.

Besides sewing, it’s also been a busy week of cutting and preparing packages of fabric, etc.,  to go to the moms of our Liberty Girls group, and I think I’ve just about got them done!
Looking at them piled up in ziplocs like that sure doesn’t look like much, but believe me, it took some time. : )  But it’s all worth it.  I’m really looking forward to the Fandango we’re going to have in September. I’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures and post about it here!

One thing about this shirt pattern is that it’s short! Either that or I totally read the pattern piece wrong (which is entirely possible.)  I thought it looked short so I added about 2 1/2” to it and while the finished shirt will tuck into my daughter’s skirt, it comes out easily. I wish I would have cut it about 2"-3” longer. Oh well, live and learn.

August Finishes

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