Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KCW - Day 2 - Ruffle Top

Today I whipped up this adorable little Ruffle Shirt, the
pattern is from Heidi & Finn. This is the second one of these I've made and I still love the pattern. On a normal day this little number would only take about an hour from start to finish but today I've been moving slower than molasses. Out of nowhere it went from 65 degree days to today's high of 91 degrees! Holy cow, I wasn't ready for that and it's made me slow and stupid today. I didn't want to close up the house and turn on the air because the house has been closed up all winter! I want fresh air even if it is hot. The result is a very steamy office / sewing room. Moving on...

Last summer Michelle Engel Bencsko from Cloud 9 Fabrics was so kind as to send me a bunch of fabric pieces. I've been too scared to cut into them before now and aside from the occasional pet they've been sitting neglected. That seems to be a reoccurring theme with my fabrics and that could be why it just keeps piling up! But, I'm forcing myself to use it before I buy any more. This adorable print is from her Shade Garden collection with Henry Glass. I paired it with a perfectly coordinating mustard polka dot for the lining and blue bias. I love how the colors look together. I made the middle size, 12M - 2T and can't wait to try it on the babe when she wakes up. I think it needs a pair of matching bloomers...

Anyways, I'm thrilled that I was able to get this much done. I even cut out the pattern pieces and laid out fabric for my next project. If it cools off tonight I might start on it.


  1. This turned out so well! I can totally relate to not wanting to cut into your favourite fabric and I have also been trying to use it in projects instead of hoard it in my garage. And so far, I haven't regretting using it once!

    I hope that heat cools off for you, feel free to send it my way - Vancouver is freezing and grey today.

  2. Adorable! PS- I have more of that fabric :)

  3. You're so lucky you've got a girl to sew for. And she's so lucky her mama is so crafty!


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