On The Crafting Table: Do you remember the pictures of that fabric I was going to use to make more peasant dresses? Well, one of them is finished!
As much as I love the look of the shirring at the top of this dress (and the piggy peasant dress), I think I'm going to have to add straps as well. The layers of ruffles at the bottom of the dress really pull down the top - no little girl needs that! I think some small straps will keep things covered - and the dress will still be super-cute even if the sleeves fall off the shoulders.
I am so in love with peasant tops/dresses right now. Maybe because they're so easy and so comfy. No restraining bodices, buttons, zippers. So I decided to make a little top for myself. Very summery. I didn't have a pattern, so I just made it up as I went. The next time I'll make the armholes a little larger - but overall, I love it. Sure makes me think of a picnic on a sunny day.
And I've got a preview for you! I just completed my first tutorial (meaning I made something else all on my own and took pics of the process so you can do it too!).
Problem: Baby Girl has grown out of most of her winter clothes. Although it really isn't winter around here right now - 75 and sunny outside (gotta love Texas weather). The days aren't quite warm enough for little rompers and sunsuits - but too warm for corduroy. I flat refuse to spend money on clothes she'll wear for 2 months. Her Nana bought her some sweet long-sleeved onesies from Carter's but we have no bottoms to match.
Solution: Make my own! I found an old t-shirt I never wear anymore. I chopped off the long sleeves and made them into a pair of pants for her! I'll use the remainder of the t-shirt (body and part of the sleeve) for a sweet summer dress later. Here's a pic.