Monday, May 16, 2011

simple yoke dress and blouse

My search for a simple, adaptable, yoke dress pattern for Aud eventually found its answer in a nightgown pattern, Simplicity 8488. (This sleeve, btw, is not the one in the pattern.) The fabric is a lightweight corduroy I found at JoAnn's. In the winter, we layered it with a brown, long sleeved tee, tights and boots. For spring, this dress and shiny, fuschia Saltwaters make for a easy, cool outfit for church or play. 

I made this version last fall from an Amy Butler Lotus fabric and the skirt from a Denyse Schmidt County Fair dot, which, serendipitously, matched perfectly, and were both in my stash. Love when that happens. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

easter sewing for the boys

Long overdue Liberty tie for the big boy using this tutorial...

A matching tie-appliquéd tee shirt for the little boy using my favorite appliqué technique from Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts...

And a simple pair of pants made from yellowish tan pinstripe denim. 
(Not the best color description. It's actually a nice color.) 
I made these from my trusty, cloth diaper ready pants pattern, 
but cloth and I are on a break, hence the rolled waist. 
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