August is about here.
We’re squishing as much summer as we can into our last week before school starts: as many pool invites as we can handle, a long trip to our favorite library, roller skating on the patio, and reading. Lots of reading.
We’re up to our necks in heat and humidity, but it’s the nature of where we live and I guess we’re used to it.
I spent a lot of time this summer in the sewing room, trying out some new projects and working to improve some things I’d like to get better at. I won’t post everything I made here, but here are some favorites.
The First Day Dress, for sweet Annie Bee. (I sew a lot for Annie. The amount of sweet little patterns for girls is unending, isn’t it?) She loves this dress in particular because it twirls!
Wish I had a better picture of this, but Annie was in the wedding of a very special and dear girl who has been serving our family since before Annie was born. I had the unique priviledge of making her flower girl dress (used this pattern) and it really was such a treat. Jane-Austen style, with a skirt overlaid in white gauze-y lace, and ballet slippers on her little feet.
A self-drafted pattern, made from some knit fabric I found on clearance at JoAnn. (Scott makes me laugh when he photographs me modeling things. And, the hair. Just noticed! I mentioned humidity, right?)
Detail of a Harvest Top from Pattern Runway, for me.
And, a dress for Annie, from the Chic-Chic pattern that I’ve made so many times.
Here’s to August!