The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams and memories.
Well, I finished my first "project" from the One-Yard Wonders book - matching tops and skirts for the 3 baby girls that are in the process of arriving in the families of the people in my work group. The one who has already made her appearance is Adalyn, who is about 5 months old. Evie and Lena are due this spring. I made the smallest size in the book - 2T - so it may be a while before we see these modeled! ;)
The skirt was super simple - no pattern pieces needed - just the dimensions of 2 rectangles. One rectangle (cut 2) makes the front and the back of the skirt. The other rectangle (cut 1) makes the waist band. The skirt is pleated and has an elastic waist.
The lined tops - which I showed a bit of last weekend - came out to be adorable! Here is the complete outfit (for Adalyn) from the front:
And the back - with big, green buttons! :)
And here is Evie's outfit from the front. (Evie's Mom - who, despite what I am about to tell you is a very good friend - doesn't like pink!)
And from the back with matching blue buttons:
And finally Lena's outfit from the front:
One feature that I really like about the top pattern is how the ruffles are only along the sides. It just seems like a slightly unusual and nice details - rather than having ruffles all the way around...
I couldn't find matching pink buttons, but I found a translucent orange button that fits within the whole color scheme. :)
Are these cute, or what? :)
And they were so much fun to sew...
Which leads to the question that has been plaguing me lately: What am I doing participating in a project focused on historic haute couture, when I am so clearly a bright-cotton-print-sundress kind of a person? Yikes!
Oh well... I guess I should think of it as a "stretch goal" instead of as taking on something that is a mismatch for me, right? Maybe by next weekend I'll be able to show you my first Vintage 1912 assignment.
In the meantime, I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend and are ready for a new week! :)