Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weekend Sewing, Snow, and Super Bowl!

This weekend I did lots of sewing, saw some on-and-off pitiful excuse for snow, watched the season finale of Haven (finally!), cooked spaetzle, and watched the Super Bowl (and also Downton Abbey).  And hey, my Super Bowl contestant adjacent city beat your Super Bowl contestant adjacent city!  I think I'm probably actually closer to Baltimore than you are to San Francisco.

I continued with my finishing theme, detouring only to finish up some birthday presents for some special January babies!

First, fraternal twin coffe cup cozies:

These are for Stephanie and Elizabeth.  Sleeves for your cup of coffee or tea, whichever you prefer.

They were a little experimental.  I used leftover scraps from the bags I made last summer, batting scraps, buttons I had and pony tail holders.  So, a project that costs me nothing.  Nice!

Rebecca's birthday dress.  When I first saw this line of fabric (Out to Sea by Sarah Jane) I wanted to make a sailor dress for it.  I looked but didn't find anything I liked.  Some old 80s style dresses, but nothing quite right.  Then I found a brand new pattern, the Goodship Dress by Karen LaPage, and new I had found what I was looking for.  I wanted to make it for Rebecca, because hello, how many sailor dresses did Melissa wear?  But Rebecca is girlie, so I wanted to make sure it wasn't just plain blue and white.  I'm not sure if the colors show up well (it was late and the best light I could find was in the bathroom) but the tie is bright pink and so are the hulls of the ships (not sure of my nautical terminology).  I was going to make the center pleat section pink too, but didn't have quite enough fabric.  I think I like it better this way anyway.  The arms are lined with bright pink bias tape too.  Hopefully Rebecca will like it too.  I watched Beasts of the Southern Wild and Green Zone while I sewed this.
This is the Oliver + S Playdate Dress.  This has been sitting around,  cut out pieces mocking me for months.  This weekend I finally sewed it together.  It really didn't take that long, and not too fussy, considering how long it's been waiting.  It was not my favorite dress of theirs, and I didn't love the finishing, but the green fabric is very pretty and drapes beautifully.  It has pockets too!  And I made fabric covered buttons!  It's a size 7, and I intended it for Shannon.

Blogger isn't letting me put text below the bottom photo, so I'll tell you that it's Mary Grace's Snow White dress.  It's the Geranium Dress from Made by Rae, and the fabric is from Far Far Away III by Heather Ross.  It's adorable.  It's been finished, just needed to be photographed, though with our horrible weather it's just got another bathroom photo.  You'll have to take pictures of MG wearing it for me.  I have one more dress I started toward the end of the Super Bowl and then finished on Monday, but no photos of it yet.  That actually crosses off almost all the clothing projects in the already cut out pile, so I'm doing pretty well on my finishing!  Just need to quilt some of those quilt tops so I can work on all the ideas piling up in my head!


  1. Your version of the Goodship Dress is definitely my favorite version that I've seen! So cute!

  2. I love it too - perfect for Becca. My girls will LOVE those dresses. I love the snow white fabric especially!