Anybody else L.O.V.I.N.G. the weather out right now? It’s so beautiful! We’ve even got our sun room open and back in business! You know what that means? I’ll give you a hint:
Ok… so maybe that’s really just me telling you what I’ve been up to. But the fact is that as soon as the temperatures got to be 60s and above, the sewing machine found its home again in our sunroom and I’ve been able to get cracken at some pretty awesome projects! For those wondering where my clean-up post went… Sophie is sleeping and so I can’t take pictures of the girls’ clean room right now (but don’t you worry, it’s clean!). A post about the awesome 30 minute sewing project I did will have to do. Here’s how it went. First, due to the whole spring-cleaning-fever that seems to be running rampant in our apartment, we’ve been donating/selling/getting rid of a lot of stuff. One of them being clothing. However, when I saw Tim putting this sucker in the donate pile:
I decided to repurpose it instead. I love the color of the stripes and knew it would be a really fun little outfit for Sophie. So, I got out my sewing scissors (which were nicely stored in my sweet-awesome sewing desk drawer which I can now use again) and went to work. The only thing about this project that was surprisingly difficult was removing that darn pocket. I had another home for it and it needed removing. Took me a good five minutes to get that sucker off! But after 30 minutes of re-doing, re-sewing, and re-imagining… this is what it came out as:
Isn’t it darling?? And I’m so serious when I say it only took me 30 minutes to do! Almost all the seams were already done for me… I just had to reconstruct it!
I love the fact that this dress has buttons… but I didn’t have to sew them on or make the button holes. Confession: I hate sewing on buttons and making button holes. True story. But this one has two lovely ones that work great.
Sophie especially loved putting this necklace (from a bachelorette party I recently attended) in the pocket, and then taking it out again. The girl loves pockets. Any time I make anything for her now, it has to have a pocket. Picky. Picky.
What do you guys think? I am glad she has a dress she can run around in and I don’t have to worry about her getting it dirty. As we move into spring, I kind of noticed that all our clothes for both girls are winter clothes (Sophie was Charlotte’s age in the middle of fall). Lots of new clothes are needed. Plus, this dress cost me zero dollars and zero cents. Win!
I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I’ll share the nursery clean-up project a little later this week! Cheers!