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.