|I count her as one of my best friend's even though we are continents away. She loves birds so when I saw this Cloud 9 print in her favorite colors I knew I would use it on the back of the tea towel and use it to inspire the front design too.|
|I used this tute from Lee at Freshly Pieced to make the Hexing Around Block (the large trivet). It was a case of read it, make it sometime later without re- reading the tutorial, and not make it exactly the way the tutorial said. I should know better than leaving the fate of a potholder in my memory's hands. It is a log cabin hexie and a little out symmetry. The pot holder/ tea towel has become a go to gift for me since they are fun to make and can be customized for the intended recipient.|
|I cut this dress out waaay back at the beginning of summer but then became caught up in so many quilt plans. So it sat. And sat. Then I got the opportunity to do a guest post at Sew Cool for the Tween Scene and thought it would be great to make this dress for my twins as a part of that post.|
|I used the Oliver + S Roller Skate dress pattern but instead of putting a casing on the inside of the dress I used some vintage lace that my friend Nicole sent me (thanks Nicole!!! I love it!). I put some fray check on the ends of the lace and the basically hemmed the ends so the raw edge was not exposed. From the center I measured a half an inch to the the right and to the left and used these as the starting and ending points. My inspiration for this dress was a picture on the front of a Japanese sewing book.|
|The dress is made with a tissue linen and lined with a white voile and finished it with a satin cording tie. Cool and comfortable! Oliver + S are always great patterns and you can never go wrong with them. If you are wondering about sizing I have made this pattern 2x for one of my younger girls and it ran true to size. One of my twins wears a 10 slim and the other an 8 slim. I made this in a size 10 hoping that because of the style they could both wear it but it was too short for my daughter that wears the 10 but as you can see, it is a good length for my size 8 girl.|
It is Wednesday so I am linking up with Freshly Pieced!