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Here we go again….

2012 August 30

I liked this shirt I made on Monday night so much I couldn’t wait to make another one.

I have had this fabric for a while and was waiting to make something for my youngest with it. I think the colours look so cute and summery.

I got to use my glue stick again (it works so well!). The piping was a breeze to put on, I glue-sticked (glue-stuck?!) it to the fabric on both sides, used my zipper foot and sewed one 3/8″ seam across. It came out perfectly! I am never going to be afraid of piping again. Hooray! I love the decorative, “store-bought” finishing touch that it adds.

I also got to use my new long labels that I made a while ago, along with some labels that say “size” which I sewed on the inside-back. Write the size on in fabric marker and heat set it before sewing them in. There are a lot of handmade clothes from when my oldest was tiny, and I have no idea what size to even guess they are. This makes it a bit easier. You could even use a piece of plain ribbon with a number on it.

She’s really not this serious… pretty well never!

Someday I am going to try this. Seems like it would be the best idea yet. Of course if someone were to donate a bunch of free number sized woven labels in my direction I would not object about that either! Oh – and if they could throw in some Thread Riding Hood ones that would be great too!

Anyhow – in case you are wondering (or not) the fabric used is as follows: Front and back yoke are Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics.  The bottom is Michael Miller Peony Plaid in Lime, it is the Meadowsweet line designed by Sandi Henderson. I think it is discontinued but I found it here on etsy.

Posing already, at two years old! The things she learns from her older sister…

I am thinking about making a full length dress version, and maybe one with sleeves for winter… but there are so many unfinished ideas… maybe next summer?! We’ll see. My oldest has already decided what she wants to be for Halloween and I’m sure the end of October will come much more quickly than I am ready for.

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3 Responses leave one →
  1. mom permalink
    August 31, 2012

    Those shirtdresses are SO cute! I can see why you couldnt wait to make another!

  2. Laura permalink
    September 15, 2012

    OMG!! This is the cutest thing ever!! You do wonders for inspiration…now if only I could sew as well as you :)

    • sherri permalink*
      September 17, 2012

      Hey Laura – Practice, practice, practise – if you want we could get together and make some for your kids?

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