February 12, 2008

Sewing for Spring

I've started my spring sewing for the kids. This is a dress that I began last year (McCall 5416), but was put aside because I cut out the front upside down, so the hearts face the wrong way. I pulled it out again, and then I cut another front instead of a back, argh! But it will be fine for a play dress.
Here's another one that I like (Simplicity 5695). It was not quite as easy as the first one, but it went together quickly. The most difficult parts were the gathers. I like this style because B can dress herself since there are no zippers. I also think that most zippers are too stiff for kidswear.
Here is B modeling my favorite (Simplicity 5118). I used my serger to make a rolled hem, and then I used the scallop stitch feature on my sewing machine to make cute scallops on the edges. I like how it dresses up a fairly plain dress.
I have some patterns for the boys too, but I haven't cut them out yet. I hope to make most of the kids clothes for the spring/summer.

I've also been working on my swap mittens. I love coming up with new designs, but I can't share this one yet!

7 comments:

Donna B said...

Cute, cute, cute! Someone gave me a different, solid old sewing machine lately. I am working on making friends with it, and trying to make an apron. My last machine was entirely too persnickety. I have great hopes for this one!

Wool Winder said...

Love those dresses! And I can tell B does too.

Theresa said...

She looks like she had fun modeling. The dresses turned out cute. I have the pattern in the middle, fun to see how it turns out.

raminthethicket said...

Sweet dresses! Does that mean Spring is coming? You wouldn't know it by looking around my house ;o)

Deborah said...

I love the dresses you've done. I've been working on dresses lately myself, but I don't like using patterns, lol. I like stuff to be as simple as possible! I made a skirt for Gabrielle that was tiered and gathered like the dress you made. It is pretty, but tedious. I use a gathering foot to make it easier.

Patriot said...

Wow! You are very talented - and the last picture is too cute!

Lorraine said...

Adorable! Makes me want to start sewing for the little ones again.