Sunday, January 23, 2011
Obsessed? And so what if I am?
Gracie had a chance to spend the morning with the high school cheerleaders and she was in little girl heaven! I made her this little navy skirt which the picture doesn't do justice to. See, it's actually made reversible thanks to cutting a second skirt in a bright gold knit similar to the navy knit (colors match both the HS and the MS where I teach). I also grabbed a pair of her undies and drafted a quick pattern for navy cheer bloomers to go under it. It worked out really well because when she was cheering with the big girls when I came to pick her up from the event, sure enough, her little skirt ended up flipped up.
I also had a different shirt in mind. I cut a basic white tee from Ottobre 4-2004 (which has the same patterns that ended up in the creative workshop pack) and chose a design from Stitch on Time that looked perfect for my girl:
Of course, there was a small glitch. I had to wait for the file to be emailed. It wasn't instant download. So, the morning of the event, I finally got the design in my inbox and transferred it to my USB. When I pulled it up in the machine, it said 76 minutes. I said, "oh crap!" because clearly I would not make this project happen in the hour I had before we had to go. Gracie was pretty cool about it since she had her skirt and a gold t-shirt that looked good with it.
Disclaimer: the doll's eyes aren't really that creepy; it's the flash.
I got both of the appliques I used from Designs by Juju. I wouldn't normally applique for a doll, but it was a good practice piece. I love how the fish in the applique are such a terrific match for the Fabric Finders print I used.
Both the birdies and the alphabet are also Designs by Juju.
Of course, I didn't stop there, I stitched together a striped tee I had embroidered to match a new skirt for Gracie, and I sewed up a simple 70's-ish dress for her too.
After church, I plan to spend the rest of the day having quality time with my machines...maybe I'll even get around to finishing this:
More reviews and pictures to come later today as I make up for lost sewing time...