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I haven’t done much sewing in the last several months. I really can’t even remember the last thing I sewed, it was probably around Penelope’s 2nd Birthday.
With being pregnant and on bed rest, then miscarrying, I was barely keeping up with work and parenting. Sewing went to the back burner, for sure.
But then I saw that Jacinda, from the lovely blog, Prudent Baby, came out with a new fabric line, and I just had to have some and make something for Penelope right away. I was also really happy for her and wanted to support her. I love stories of women entrepreneurs just like her, where blogging has catapulted them into living their dreams.
I ended up buying Texas Modern Sunset. You can buy some here too.
These days Sweet P is having fun searching for strawberries and immediately eating them. Planting strawberries in pots, on the porch, is really working out well.
I had all sorts of dreams and intentions of coming up with a design on my own, or making this jumper, but in the end I didn’t really have too much fabric to work with ( I bought two fat quarters) and wanted to stick with what I knew.
I used Prudent Baby’s Snappy Toddler Top tutorial, they have a dress version too. I have made it before and loved it. If you follow that link, please take a moment to notice how much better my photography skills have gotten!
I love making fabric covered buttons. I used this little contraption and it works like magic.
One thing that hasn’t gotten any better, is my sewing-a-round-shape-skill. There are no up close pictures of the top of her shirt for a reason. Just be mesmerized by the pretty watercolor pattern and pay no attention to my wonky stitches and uneven placement of the fabric buttons.
What are you sewing these days?
Or on Facebook!