Monday, June 11, 2012

This Weekend

I made her a dress!
I've never sewn a garment except for some quick and dirty Halloween costumes.  
I love the idea of a "pillowcase" dress, for a lightweight summer garment, but she's a bit big to use an actual pillowcase now. With a little googling, I found a tutorial from The Mother Huddle using fat quarters instead of a pillowcase.  I dug through my stash of fabric and came up with enough for a test run.  As I was sewing it, I wondered if it was a little too "circus tent".  But once completed, I love it!  And so does she!

It did take me several hours in total, but that was mostly because each panel is stitched together, then the seams are finished off with a zig zag stitch.  When I make another, I think I'll cut down on the number of panels to make the assembly a little faster.  I also took the easy way out & used grosgrain ribbon for the neck. 

Saturday night Daddy put up the tent in the backyard for a little Father/Son campout!

J, prepared for any camping contingency: sword, shield, gun, coloring book, toy trains, mini Iron Man.

And while they camped out, I stayed in & did my nails. 
These are the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Kitty, Kitty.  I used one pack for my fingers & toes (there are 2 packs per box), and was short one finger on each hand.... so I just painted them a coordinating color. I feel very glamorous!

And of course, there had to be a little naptime, too.  I don't exactly know why he ended up in the hallway but he snoozed comfortably for over an hour. 
He has taken to wearing his cape everywhere, and also insists we call him Batman.  Ah, to be 4 again.


sarita said...

I cannot believe how big Big Sis looks in the close up of her! She is gorgeous. Now I've got an uncontrollable urge to paint my nails!

Davis Family said...

I LOVE the pillowcase dress! I want to make a couple for my girls. Thanks for the advise. Hope you're doing well!