Perry Moffitt

May 27, 2010

T- shirt dresses

I have had long internal debates trying to decide just how personal to make my blog. Some of my favorite blogs are all about moms and their daily experiences with their kids; Julia and Suburban Bliss. And the other extreme, the craft blogs that speak nothing of day to day life are just as lovely to read; handmade by Alissa and pretty little things.  As much as I enjoy Julia’s writing, I don’t have the same talent so I blurt out personal things from time to time but I find it tough to spill out all the details of my life. It will be a little more personal now that I have a little girl to sew for. I hope the gratuitous pictures of her don’t lead to her being embarrassed (dear god, or exploited) someday, but she is just so perfect- I want to share her. She turns 2 months old this week but I will spare you too many photos of the gorgeous little thing.

I am still working on the paintbox quilt, but I wanted to do some little projects that I could get done while the baby napped. I tried 3 different times to sew a baby sling that I liked but royally failed each time, so I am sticking to the baby bjorn and she is fine with that.

Anyway, I revisited an earlier idea, t shirt dresses.  I dived into the boxes of clothes that are piling up.  Seriously, if I didn’t buy another stitch for this little darling she would be well clothed until kindergarten! I have been pulling out the plain shirts to re-work. Both of these dresses will probably fit this winter even though they are 12 to 18 month size…  Did I mention that she is already wearing 6 month clothes?

I am cruising ebay hoping to find my own treasure chest of rick rack on the cheap. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. People are selling stacks of it and I am happy to make much of it my own.

And yesterday I fell in love with this book;

I tried to get it through my local quilt shop but she didn’t have it and now I am getting it through Amazon which told me it would be 1 to 3 MONTHS (?!?!). Seriously?? Well, I bit the bullet and ordered it,  I fell in love with the images on the flickr group and decided that owning it is crucial to my survival.  Sewing the raincoat to be worn 2 or 3 years from now isn’t crazy? Is it?

1 Comment »

  1. These clothes are so darling! I’ll be your first customer!

    Comment by Elizabeth @ Life in Pencil — May 28, 2010 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

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