And, it feels real gooooooood.
I started small, by embellishing my deal of the summer...a lil' frock from the Gap for $7.
Anna Maria Horner scraps from the scarves I made for a couple of Christmas gifts last year.
They were already perfectly cut, so I figured I'd whip up a patchy ruffle and sew it along the bottom.
I love it!
It gives my 6 foot frame a little extra length, and it's just pretty.
Oh, it makes me happy.
Next, I attempted a loftier endeavor.
I bought some fiesta-ish fabric from Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago for Betsy's 6th birthday ensemble.
For those of you that weren't aware, she has a special relationship with Dora.
It runs deep. Real deep.
So, a fiesta it will be with small 'Dora' touches here and there.
I wasn't sure what I was going to make for her to wear, but then my momma found that lil' t-shirt for $1.
The smocking had a Mexican flavor, so I thought I'd applique some simple papel picado and, of course, a big ole #6.
I wanted to make patchwork ruffle pants, but lost patience and made a little skirt instead.
She thinks she is the cat's meow, twirling all over the house.
Next up, I want to improve my pattern reading abilities.
I would love to start working on something like this....
I think I'll have to wait until school starts up again.
I'm not sure why, but I just have this feeling it would be best. ;)