Ever since I announced I was going to start sewing for my new project: In Stitches I've been busy behind the scenes researching and trying and learning and growing. I've been slack with blogging about it but I finally have some items to show for it. I have more that I need to properly document but I'll save that for another time as I want to go over the techniques I learned with those pieces.
First up, I've got two Wiksten tanks. I've made this pattern before and it just doesn't get old. I'll happily make more for myself. I also have plans to modify it into a knee length dress with a wide ruffle at the skirt hem. and a knit dress that I made for Audrey out of an old knit skirt of mine. For the dress I modified a pattern and drafted up a new portion of it to make a cute dress. I love how it turned out!
Resource: The Wiksten Tank
Next, I've made some undies for Audrey. She's super tiny and I've had a lot of trouble finding any undies that fit her. Every time she jumped up and down her undies would fall down and she would cry, because... annoying! hahah So I KNEW I had to make her own. I was pretty nervous about it but I found a great pattern via Mend and Make New and it's really easy! They fit beautifully! They don't gape when she climbs on things and forgets to keep her skirt down. They stay put and they are super modest. This ticks all my boxes when it comes to kid undies. I'll be making these for a good long while in several different sizes. (And maybe upsizing them for me? Cause I need some good comfy undies. Who doesn't. AMIRIGHT?)
Resource: Children's Undies Downloadable PDF Pattern by thatdarnkat
Lastly, I've been making these cute dresses! Let me just stop and say I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern. It's the Olivia Top & Dress by Craftiness is not optional. I LOVE IT. Have I said that? It's a great basic pattern that is easy to modify or add a lining to. I've made three so far and plan to make a few more in different patterns and variations.
Resource: The Olivia Top & Dress
Next up on my sewing list is:
- More undies for Audrey (I have made 5 and I have 6 more cut out ready to start working on this evening)
- A Wiksten tank modified to a knee length dress
- The Aubépine by Deer and Doe (CANNOT WAIT!!)
- Zinnia by Colette Patterns
- The Roxanne by Victory Patterns
- Some bathing suits for the girls (I plan to draft some patterns myself. Eek!)
- A triangle quilt
- An ironing board, sewing machine, and overlocker covers for a swap with Gertrude Made. (SO EXCITED)
- Some simple t-shirts for Audrey
- Leggings for the babies
- A winter jacket for Audrey
- A couple knit dresses for Audrey (SO easy to wear in the summer)