I went to JoAnns’s today for a little retail therapy. I was half successfull in my trip. I had ment to buy some fabric for myself for a new knit maxi dress and totally spaced on that one. Instead I bought more than $100 in fabric, trims, elastic, notions and patterns for my little diva’s handmade spring/summer wardrobe.
Wanna see what I got? I’m in the mood to share lol!
I’m going to make the top dress out of scraps (large large large scraps) of fabric I’ve had in my stash since I got married – they are actually from the flowergirl and bridesmaids dresses my mom made for our wedding. It’s going to be her Easter dress. Then I can’t wait to make a cute summer cotton print just like the one in the pattern picture!
For the middle fabric I bought some fabric from the Spring Little Lisette fabric line (it’s got ice cream on it!) but I’m thinking about making the yoke and the pockets out of a contrasting fabric I just wasn’t able to decide on which one.
The bottom pattern I actually bought two differant fabrics for. I’m going to make view c (I’m not sure about the ruffles yet though) using a really cute raspberry ginham printed searsucker fabric. Then I’m going to make view B using a red (my daughter’s current favorite color!) linen look fabric.
I also picked up some clearence knit to make some cute summer PJs with as well as a sparkly red ruffle fabric that was beging to come home and become a simple A line dress for Ms. Thing.
Looking around gave me some ideas for fabrics I already had in my stash too. I’m so excited now to start sewing for her and get some of these ideas off
paper the computer and into her closet. First I have to do some arguing with my machine and ask it why it doesn’t want to have proper bobbin tention though. :/ Hope it doesn’t need actuall repairs can’t afford that right now bot financially (especially after this shoping trip LOL) or time wise.