Today is the official last day of Spring Sew Camp and might I add that it was a great success! You won't believe the backwoods goodness that came out out of the backwood work. Eveyone's projects were really super cute and I am know brainstorming on pattern offerings for a Fall session. Some ideas that are swirling in me and my students' heads are merino leggings, hooded cape, winter tunic... I'll keep you posted!
So enough about spring and fall, let's squeeze in a quick go at some summer sewing for me and the family. First up on my list of needs is a vintage inspired bathing suit. The challenge here is finding a pattern that doesn't cost the same amount as a bathing suit that's already sewn up. I found a pretty perfect looking one on Ebay. I placed a bid on it but I'll drop out of it as soon as it gets too crazy (breathe, Craig). If it proves to be too expensive an Ebay endevour I'll just make like the locals do and swim in my God given birthday suit.
And whenever I'm in this retro mood I always like to check out Gertie's blog for further inspiration and, as always, she delivered! She shared a collection from Christian Dior that carries a nautical 50's bombshell vibe with a suggestion for a pattern to use. I just so happen to have a Hawain print cotton that would look so fabulous for this! And if you're stumped on how to score yourself a jaunty sailor cap to go with, one of Gertie's readers provided this link to make your own sailor hat; this season's must in every backwoods! But seriously I think it might be a cute working in the garden ensemble under my utility smock. The play suit, not the hat.
And speaking of underthings, I just love this tutorial on how to make a petticoat. Now that would look awesome cute under the utility smock! I have lots of hemp kicking around waiting for something like this to happen to it.
And speaking of kicking around, I purchased this pattern a long time back after seeing an amazing blogger sew this up. I'm so bummed I can't recall the blog. If anyone knows, please tell me!
Ah, you ask readers and they deliver. Thank you Nikki! This is exactly the link I was seeking. Gorgeous, no? Lauren from Wearing History did such a fabulous job I had to pick up the pattern. I'm thinking this would be really purdy with my floral organic cotton/silk blend that I make my hot house bloomers out of.
I know, every year this little image pops up on my summer to do sewing list. Still plan on making the kids matchy match summer pajamas from Oliver and S. This just seems like such a 'big boy' pajama! Speaking of big boy, I came across this old video of my sweet little man when he was about six months old being a little ham - and kind of looking like one too he was such a little chubster. Sigh. Here's some retro-Kale: