Ivy the Dane joined the spayed club this week…and as a result I have been on “Ivy watch”. She has definitely enjoyed the pampering and now at 5 days post op she is getting back to her playful self. I never mind her company, I look forward to it…. but not being able to leave her side let alone leave the house for a couple of days was taking a toll on my sanity. Good thing my craft room is on the 1st floor of our home, she found a comfy spot on the floor to watch me work.
With the crochet slow down during the summertime, I’ve been slowly tackling my long list of sewing projects. Rarely do I get to finish something for myself so this week was perfect opportunity for that. My mom often gives me fabric from her ever-growing stash and I’ve this red rayon set aside for a long maxi style skirt. I took the time to use an actual pattern so that I wouldn’t make major mistakes. Sadly, sewing patterns remind me how un-proportioned my body is and how the sizing charts are not fair to most women. I’ve always had to modify a pattern, for one reason or another. I’m short, pear-shaped, and did I mention short.
Turned out a very easy A-line skirt with elastic waist band. The red color is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’m trying to color my summer up a little. This picture shows the red brighter than it actually is.
Even though I double checked all my measurements, I misjudged the width of the elastic I was using and the waistband ended up needing more of a seam allowance than I had allotted for. So I lost some fabric to the top which didn’t leave me much for a hem at the bottom. But I don’t mind an accidental skinny hem.
I have some more fabric on order for some comfy maxi skirts. Excited to get happy mail!
The sewing didn’t stop there. I have a pile of baby gift projects stacked up, yelling at me for attention. Since I had my serger out, I took advantage and sewed up some baby blankets. I was excited about this mustache knit I ordered from GlamFabrics .
This knit is good for baby clothes but I love it for a swaddling blanket. I kept going with other fabrics I have for swaddling blankets but didn’t get any snap shots of them.. yet!