Adirondack Inspired–selfishly sewing since 2013
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This is a catch-up post, since I made this dress to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. I am at the point of my Handmade Wardrobe journey where I am making items on an as-needed basis. As in, I needed a dress to wear to Thanksgiving.
The newest pattern from Filles a Maman is here and now available in her shop! I tested the Clemence Shorts a few weeks ago, putting my name in the testing hat on a whim. I’ve tested for Mel before, and she is such a sweetheart. I loved how it was set up too, we could sign up for different jobs,
Yesterday was your birthday. You came down the stairs to a busy house and when we turned to exclaim ‘Happy Birthday!’ you were stumbling around like a hot mess and desperate for a drink of water. Daddy got it for you, and before I could express the thought that maybe you were sick (a classmate of yours had been throwing up the night before) you threw up all over the landing.
When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I bought a Waverly bedding set for the crib. It’s pretty much all I did, there wasn’t a lot of decorating going on. It was pre-pinterest after all. (I didn’t even read blogs yet…) BUT, I loved that bedding. There were two bedskirts, a floral one that I already upcycled into a quilt (here), and one with eyelet lace that I refashioned like so…!
After a few days of too much… too much sickness, too much eating, too much playing, too much skiing (depending on who you were) and not enough sleep for anyone, we went for a walk. The kids didn’t really want to go, and I didn’t really want to go (I wanted to go skiing), but like usual once we were out there things just… got better.
The theme for this round of Kids Clothes Week is upcycle, which just means using hand me downs to create new and awesome garments. I don’t do a heck of a lot of that, mainly because I hate storing stuff. I had a garbage bag full of stuff that I might be able to use, and went on a bit of a rampage last year saving buttons, but doing that just drags me down. It’s too much ‘stuff,’ and it clutters my brain. BUT…upcycling is fun, and makes me feel like I’m doing an art project.
Okay, I admit my January sewing gusto was short-lived. I really meant to have something in between mini hudson pants and mini hudson pant, but that just didn’t happen. Mainly because my serger needs to be cleaned and oiled, and I’m procrastinating even though I’m quite sure it’s no big deal. Also, I’m drowning in fabric and notions and need a method to organize them, an endeavor that I suck at.
Kicking off 2015 with the newest pattern from Kelli of True Bias–The Mini Hudson Pants. The first pattern she’s put out for children, and my fingers are crossed that she becomes a pattern-making machine, because I pretty much love everything she does. I’ve been harboring a crush on her for years now, she was a major inspiration in learning how to sew for myself as well as the kids.
Ahhhh, I finished! And technically only 5 days late, even though technically I posted six months worth of photos in the last month-and-a-half. Moving on to 2015…!