I'm a little late... as usual, but
Happy New Year!
Here's a little of what I've done in 2011. Just a small smattering of projects - dresses, shirts, pillows, bags, bibs, appliqued onesies - some of the crafty things I managed in the past year.
This year also began with sewing. This is the first thing I have cut and sewed in 2012.
(I did finish another project on Monday, but it was cut and started in 2011, so we're not counting
A custom order dress for a little Miss A.
Fabric looks familiar you say?
Why yes, it is the leftover fabric from the diaper bag I made for my sister.
Being home decor weight, I wasn't sure about making a dress from it, but since it is such soft fabric and not at all stiff, I thought it would just work like corduroy or twill.
Sure enough, it worked perfectly! I did minimize some bulk by making the facing out of very thin fabric, otherwise I was a little scared some seams would get too thick, especially for turning.
I think buttons finish off the dress and give it a certain attitude. In this case, I could have gone with something white or wooden to keep it casual and countryish.
Yes, that's a word.
But I decided to go with vintage. Little vintage pearl buttons. I love it!
A perfect finish.
And a perfect beginning to the new year, the year of our Lord, 2012.