Isn't it cute? And easy...I have more visions of making her a zillion nightgowns (without the bows - maybe spaghetti straps) and swim suit cover ups for this summer. I'm not sure she'll cooperate and wear them all, but a girl can dream, right? Here is a close up of the neck and bias ties....
I must confess I let the kids watch 2 episodes of The Spectacular Spiderman while I cut out fabric tonight. I waited to sew til they were asleep though... but still feel guilty. I had a project that HAD to get done tonight. The reason - somewhat twofold. First, after making a few of Made by Rae's Buttercup bags, I have wanted to try making it a tad bit bigger. I saw on her flickr group that someone enlarged the pattern to 130% and they looked about right. The second (and real reason) for the last minute crafting was because I have a co-worker retiring tomorrow. She is a wonderful person and since she is always so chatty and inquisitive about my crafty endeavors, I wanted to make her a homemade gift. She is a fellow crafter - an avid knitter ..and has been my go-to real live person for my book-taught knitting skills (yes - or lack there of) this winter. I'll miss having her so readily available and encouraging! Here is the bag I made for her using Rae's pattern and enlarging all but the strap to 130%.
I used my left over stash of Amy Butler Lotus fabric and a vintage button from my stash. I hope she likes it!
Here is a shot next to my body to see the how the increase in sizing really looks. Please ignore the gray matchy matchy stretchy stretchy lounge wear. I had no idea it looked like it did until I saw the pictures... I think I've cropped everything scary out, but if not... sorry!!
Like my "Rosie the Riveter" pose?
I used my Sew What! Skirts book this weekend to make an A-line beauty that fits nice and I'm excited to wear... but I'll save that post for another day. I'm sleepy...and off to hit the hay! Well, after I finish the dishes, swap out the laundry and organize the back packs for tomorrow. Nighty night!