Wow have I had an awesome couple of days. My last post was a little bit sooky. That’s allowed, I’m sure it is. As soon as I had posted it I jumped across to my Bloglovin feed to see what all of you were doing. I love being able to admire the work of others. I jumped on to Valorie’s own sewing blog to see if she had drawn the lucky winner of her January Giveaway. She had- It was me!!!! Selfish sewing here I come! I am so excited to get started on the lovely patterns that will be coming my way. How’s that for timing too? Just the cheering up I needed.
But wait! There’s more! I was scrolling through some local garage sale sites over coffee on the weekend and found a pre-loved Horn Sewing Cabinet going for a steal! Oh happy days! Here is my lovely new cabinet, all open and ready for me to use.
Of course as soon as I had her home I needed to put her to use. I pulled out Newlook 6932 and made my littlest man some summer jarmies for our incredibly hot weather. He is pretty happy with them. He happens to be a big Mickey Mouse fan.
I have also finished the M6391 I have been working on for the Princess.
This pattern called for pre-gathered lace for the layer between the two ruffles. The lace I bought was not long enough (bugger) so I had to alter the length of the second ruffle by about 3/4 inch. The skirt layers would have looked even nicer had I bought a wider pre-gathered lace. But I still think it is a cute skirt. I added a matching lace trim and threaded some pink ribbon through for the top of the ruffles. Looking at it now I am wondering if some trim on the hem of the lower ruffle might look better.
How cute is the Gingham. I really think Gingham is so under rated. It always looks so sweet.
Now what to make next…