Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sewing: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Where have I been lately? Well, the reason I haven't posted in awhile is that I having been using all of my spare time to sew, sew, sew. So, what have I been making? You name it! But, here are some pictures from this morning showing Sophia and I in our handmade, matching lemon outfits.

When you are a sewing mama with a little girl you naturally tend to make lots of matching outfits because you need to find a use for all of those scraps of fabric. I nearly sewed Sophia's baby doll a matching lemon dress, but thought I better draw the line.

The skirt is my own pattern. I actually sewed quite a few of these at the beginning of summer to wear around instead of shorts.

Sophia's dress was made using Simplicity pattern 3509. (You can't beat those 99 cent pattern sales at JoAnn's!) It is a very easy pattern as long as you don't read the instructions. They are terrible. Just put the pattern pieces together the way you would guess it to go and you will be fine. (Read my full review of this pattern here.)

Here is the Front:


And Back:

I felt kind of bad that poor Marcus didn't get anything "lemon" sewn for him. I didn't want him to feel left out. But, I just couldn't think of anything I could make him out of this lemmon fabric that he would like. Maybe a lemmon cape? He could be Captain Lemon!

And to end things off, me doing my best Vanna White impersonation!

Thanks for looking!


Rachel said...

Love it!!

Michelle said...

So cute!!!

Tony said...

Love the pictures & the dresses. Happy Birthday!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's very pretty and girly.


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