Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A day at home

On a self imposed "no leaving the house between school drop off and school pickup" day yesterday, while Eva had one of her lovely long naps in her bed I cut into some new Dr Seuss flannel from etsy and made Bella and Liam some new winter PJ pants.

Pattern: Burda 9766

For me, I finished a dress, Simplicity 2360 with some very soft cotton fabric in a lovely grey. A first for me, I even made a muslin for this dress last week to check the sizing after buying $55 worth of fabric to make the "real thing" which is a big step for me. It's all finished, just needs to be photographed. It's perfect for what is becoming my winter staple.. dress with leggings and boots and a nice big cardigan.

Other dresses that made my shortlist were the Simplicty 2586 pattern after seeing this version from Little Betty blog (although I have far too little faith in my sewing to splurge on Liberty fabric) and the Burda 02/2011 dress which I would love to make in a dark navy.

Today after Bella heads to school, I am taking Liam and Eva shopping and I think on my shopping list might be another dress pattern... I feel another day at home coming up soon for some more sewing.


CurlyPops said...

I really like that pattern. I had terrible trouble finding a nice dress pattern last time I looked. Is this one easy?

Kate said...

Love those pyjama pants and can't wait to see the dress.

Ellyn said...

yay! the pjs are adorable & hooray for sewing for YOU!

Cass said...

Super cute pj's