Project: Run & Play has a summer sewing challenge right now, and I just happened to be sewing up some summer clothes for Cupcake! After growing out of all of her dresses, she was in desperate need of more - for church or play. I had already made a pleated Fairy Shirt from this free Shwin & Shwin pattern, but it was just too cute and easy to not make another.
I have sewn a few Shwin & Shwin patterns now, and have loved them all - the Pepper Pinafore and Michelle Jacket. I've purchased a few others but haven't tried them yet. The patterns are easy to follow, the finished projects fit well and are seriously the cutest. Great for beginners like me!
The paisley fabric was given to me. I love it, but the greenish hue is just not my color, so I was happy to find a place to use it! And the purple was won in a giveaway on Thread Riding Hood a while back. I would love using stuff in my stash - I try not to be a hoarder, but my stash never seems to get smaller!
In the end, happy girl, happy Mommy. I love to sew for her. I hope to instill in her a love for creating. She talks about making clothes for me, when she gets a sewing machine from Papa. I don't think Papa knows this, but basic sewing lessons will be in her future - perhaps after she turns four.
Our conversation just now...
Me: Cupcake, do you want to sew like mommy?
Me: What would you make?
C: Pumpkin pie.