Monday, October 27, 2008

almost done!

Originally uploaded by gottlieblauren

lizzy's sweater blocking! i love the colors so much. if she doesn't like it, i'm keeping it!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

sunday brunch

this project was definitely a little more complicated than the dresses i've done before.  i am glad i pressed on and got it done because it is adorable, if i do say so myself!  i started it saturday night and figured i would finish it up sunday evening - but when i was up super early (thanks e...) i figured i would just finish it then.

here it is:

the pattern is oliver + s, sunday brunch jacket.  the fabric is a blue chambray from purl patchwork.  the buttons are little flowers from brooklyn general.  

i have some fabric for the skirt and will try to get to that this week, so e can have a complete outfit.  this may be the winning birthday outfit for my niece's birthday party.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

sewing like crazy

i just started sewing, have always just been a knitting girl but since learning how - thanks to a great class at my favorite yarn/fabric store - i am hooked!!  it is so fast.  you can't beat the instant gratification and the adorable clothes i can make for my little baby girl. since ravelrydoesn't have a sewing site yet and my overwhelming need to share, i had to start this - craftybrooklyn.

last week i completed the first dress i would actually put on E.  such a thrill that i was able to make it and in only one night.

i used simplicity's new look pattern #6578 - without the appliques.  the fabric is from a great fabric store near my friend's country house in hudson, new york and the buttons are from brooklyn general.

tonight, in only one hour, i made this adorable "smockette" from the mayfly's blog - thanks to my awesome friend for letting my know about it.  it is reversible - e can wear it as a dress now and a shirt as she gets older.  the fabric is also from that store in hudson.


these pictures aren't the best but i promise to post some on E in natural light as soon as i get a chance.

since i've been doing all this sewing my knitting has taken a backseat - but that has got to change.  i have way too many projects to finish up before the holidays - i'll post some knitting pictures of those as i get them done - until then you can check them out here.