Okey dokey, here goes.... I got inspired to "whip up" some fun, easy summer clothes for Mallory.
Look ma, I can shir (shirr?) ! I've actually never shirred before, but it needed to be done. I followed this tutorial and increased the size as I thought I would need to for Mallory's measurements. However, this shirt is apparently has a quite roomy fit, so in order for her to wear it before she's FOUR, I shirred a few rows around the chest to make it fit a little snugger. It worked pretty well, if I do say so myself. (Although if you look at the shirring, it probably isn't blue ribbon quality.)
And this is the gorgeous model, posing oh so cooperatively. Snort.
This second shirt I actually bought a pattern for, so I can't send you to free instructions, sorry. I think it's super cute and the size turned out a little more true. That is a very good thing, as this one would be a bit more difficult to rescue, I think. Without further ado...Mallory's "moo" shirt!
And finally, here's the little baby quilt I made for my friend Jessica. Her little girl is now 2 months old, so I figured she needed a 2 month birthday present! Okay, I actually ran across the kit while shopping for other fabric and it was just perfect as she has a green and brown car seat, too. I had a little snafu with my fabric shrinking too much when I pre-washed it, but I found some nice soft and fuzzy material that made it even better.
There. Hopefully in the next day or two, I can post the ton of pictures I have of our new addition. Nothing like a little suspense to keep you checking in, eh? ;)
Oh, and Jay, I didn't forget about your tag...honest!