Another Oliver + S pattern, which I don’t have so much to rave about this one, just because the front gathers were giving me a lot of trouble. I’m still not satisfied with it. At least it’s pretty when you don’t look inside, and the sleeves are perfect. Lovely rounded shape and no puckers at all!
I used Heather Ross’ West Hill for the main fabric and 30′s print for the trim. Accidentally, this is the same combo as Kit’s outfit. The main fabric is the undersuit (which you couldn’t see) and the trim is the dress. Now that I saw it with the jumper, that might be the perfect fabric for the bottom. I am still undecided though, make the matching pleated skirt or the Puppet Show shorts. I made a pair for Abby last year and although the main part still fits, sadly her thighs have outgrown the leg hole. And it’s made from linen that has gotten soft now after all the laundry. I’m sad to see that one go (keepsake box, of course, not the throwawaypile!)
Here’s more Heather Ross, double gauze Far Far Away collection that is oh so soft… I originally intended to stash them indefinitely for upcoming summer clothes for Abby (dare I say for the next five summers?). But then I see it with her in person and some of them are just too orange for her colorings. So maybe I will get a super special quilt out of it, something like this maybe? Of course I don’t have that much variety, so maybe just big chunks of fabric sewn together. Well, that’s saved up for another day. I already have plans for another quilt.
A zigzag quilt from a fat quarter set that I got from SewMamaSew. I left out one piece of fat quarter because it’s already a zigzag print and added a vintage linen fat quarter and a half yard of lime green Kona Cotton to make it bigger. The cutting part is done and I’m itching to sew it but I have to finish this stack first! Good motivation, huh?