Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Kitty Skirt for A Kitty Lover

My little girl has a thing for animals. She can't resist them.

She's always hugging our dog. She wants to pet every cat she sees.

Last week I placed an order from an online fabric store, and they ended up not having the amount of fabric I ordered (I understand how it happens, but it's frustrating). So, I had to get some of Lizzy House's Catnap line instead. I ordered a half yard of Kitty Dreams in White and a half yard of Purrfectly Happy in Cream.

I'm not sure what I'll do with the Kitty Dreams (on the left) - it's a really fun fabric, and I want to use it in just the right project! I'm thinking a dress for Audrey, but I don't want to decide too soon!

I whipped up this little elastic skirt for Audrey this morning from the Purrfectly Happy. It's very simple, just a rectangle closed with a french seam to reduce fraying, and then a simple elastic waistband.

Getting a good picture of this skirt was more difficult than actually making it! I'm telling you, this girl does not sit still unless she's sleeping or her brother is giving her a kiss.

Their daddy is going to be so proud!

Dresses Galore

I've been keeping myself busy lately, doing a lot of sewing! I made a few dresses for Audrey using the geranium dress pattern by Rae Hoekstra of Made-by-Rae, and was inspired to do more, so I ordered a bunch of fabric and got busy.

I don't know why this is what she had to do while wearing her pretty dress, but she's a silly little thing. And the underpants are clean - don't worry!

I finished my first set of dresses to sell, purchased a license to sell them, and listed them on my Etsy shop: Joy In The Stitches.

Then I got my first two orders - I have lots and lots of sewing to do in the next two weeks!

I would love it if you would go check out my Etsy shop, and also look me up on Facebook! I also have three dresses for sale at Bare Necessities, an adorable children's consignment store in Hermiston. If you're local, you should go in an look at them! It's one of Micah's favorite places to go, and I always find something nice for my kids at a reasonable price.