I don't have anything freshly sewn to show you, but I do have a special story from last week.
Last week I went for a walk with the kids. While we were out walking I felt like I should go to the thrift store within walking distance. I didn't want to go because I always spend money. I went anyway and found some great bags of fabric. We kept walking around the store and looked at some kid shoes. (I can never resist kids shoes.) Then a lady walked up to me and asked if those were bags of fabric that I had. I warily said, "yes," wondering if she wanted to take the bags or split up the fabric inside. Then she said that she had a whole bunch of fabric in her car that she wanted to go to someone who would use it. I was almost speechless with surprise, but luckily I said thank you. I also told her that I make almost all of my kids clothes, so the fabric would definitely be used. We both checked out, she ran to her car and gave me over ten yards of fabric and then left. And it's wonderful beautiful fabric; let me show you.
Here's all the fabric piled together.The fabric on the left is the fabric the nice lady gave to me, and the fabric on the right is thrifted.
I used a thrifted charcoal gray herringbone fabric. I had to kind of piece together the waistband and switch the grainline, but I love how it turned out. From far away it just looks like a charcoal skirt so it's the perfect basic. I really love the center back pleat of this pattern. It's unique and cute.
I just love wearing pencil skirts. They make me feel so feminine.
made this polka dot shirt and had the skirt cut out next to it. I just love the contrast and play on the patterns. Sorry, I didn't put the outfits on. The kids have been sick and not napping very well or too well, so it's just the clothes today. Have a great weekend!
Henry loves these pants. He likes how they keep his knees "safe."
Labels: Boy Sewing Projects