Tuesday, March 23, 2010

some stuff I've been sewing lately...

These are 2 dresses I recently completed for 2 sisters. I really love how they came out, especially the knot dress. The peasant dress was a standard item in my shop, but the knot dress was a custom order.

The fabrics I used were from a line called Summer Soiree designed by Paula Prass for Michael Miller. The patterns I used were from Sandi Henderson's Portabellopixie Claire pattern. The knot dress was tweaked a little from her original design. By the way, Sandi has a new book coming out soon! It looks amazing and I have already pre-ordered it from Amazon! I can't wait to get it! She talks about it here on her blog.

Oh, a few more random things to share:
1. I've really been getting the itch to make another quilt.

2. I'm dying to make my daughter a dress, and my son a coordinating tie for Easter.
3. We successfully threw my son a football themed party this past Saturday for his 9th birthday. Ten 9-10 year old boys playing football and generally acting wild. And get this. I spent all this time and energy planning and executing the production of the theme colored cupcakes (with 3 different colors of icing and 'go team' flags in them I might add) only to have them pounced upon and devoured so quickly before my eyes that we were barely able to sing Happy Birthday (actually not 100% sure if we sang it or not....) and I did not even get a picture of their loveliness. Bummer. Boys are weird.

That is all!


  1. these dresses are beautiful. i love that line of fabric.

  2. The dresses are so cute! Now i need to fo see what's this book is all about :-)

  3. thanks for such nice words on my quilt. i got your e-mail the other day and i understand about missing one another. it would have been nice to meet you but the parking situation on post is miserable.

  4. Oh my goodness, how adorable! Did you add this to the Summer Soiree Flickr group? Hope so.

  5. Those dresses are adorable. I love Sandi's patterns - so user friendly and they turn out great every time! Beautiful work!!