Thursday, March 31, 2011

spring hat

I have a hat I bought in San Francisco ages ago, and it really only looks good with short hair. Now that I have short hair again, I got it out to wear it and realized immediately I needed one in Isla's size.

I sketched out a pattern, and after only one disastrous attempt that made her look like an elfin Shriner, voila:

I realize I need to get better at taking pictures if I'm ever going to promote my wares, but this child is like a hummingbird.

And have I mentioned how much she likes dirt?


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

fashion forward

It has occurred to me that back in the day when moms sewed clothes for their kids, they didn't also take 20 pictures and format them and post them around the neighborhood to boast about their fine craftsmanship. Or craftswomanship, or whatever. But I can't sew without boasting! I'm so new millennium! Me me me!

And by extension, she she she! Because, so cute:

I used the tutorial for the 90-minute shirt by Dana over at Made. I LOVE her site... it's full of cool, do-able projects, and she breaks it down with great instructions and amazing pictures. Every time I check out her site there's something else I want to try.

This tutorial shows how to make a baby shirt from a grown-up shirt, an option I hadn't considered before, but now am in danger of considering far too often because I already spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME in thrift stores and this just means I have to look through ALL the t-shirts and not just the ones in my size. Really, it's perfect for me because I want baby clothes that are interesting, not just cutesy. And of course I'm Dutch through and through which means I love saving money when I spend money.

Go try it! You'll like it!