This past weekend I hosted a little craft get together for our little core group of crafters — one of our group is about to move away so we *had* to do one last get together before she was gone.
This time we all sewed, and sewed a lot!
One of the group did baby blocks for her little one, another worked on a quilt for her little one, and the other did a wonderful flowing skirt for herself (after announcing that her little one had more than enough stuff at the moment!) (Sorry, no pictures of any of it!) And me? I worked on a little dress. A dress made of penguin fabric.
The funny thing about this little dress is that the girl moving away loves penguins and has a newborn daughter. And she was so intent on her project that she never once noticed that I was using penguin fabric! And of course thus also never once noticed that I was making a little gift for her!
The dress won’t fit for quite a while — it is a size 1. But it was terribly fun to make, and even more fun to give! (And yippee! I did it all start to finish at the craft night – thank goodness!)
And yes, you’ve seen me do this pattern before. Probably 5 or 6 times now. It is New Look 6796. I adjusted the sleeves in the same manner as I did last time. Hopefully they’ll be sized right since I was just making up the size of the straps as I went along.
Oh, I also had a tool recommendation: the Fasturn. If you have to turn a ton of straps inside-out (as seems to be the case with making little girl dresses), this tool is awesome. Just makes things much easier. Thanks Mom for giving some to me!
Happy travels C! We’ll miss you crafting with us!