I'm working on a top-secret baby gift for my friend Brittani's new baby girl, Presli. So I can't reveal the nature of it just yet. But it's going to be super cute and I think I'll be tempted to keep it for myself. But I won't, Brittani, I promise!
I've been sewing the children's fall pajamas, using my trusty New Look 6746 pattern. It fits from sizes 3-8, so that's perfect for all three of mine. The boys got matching George Washington/Americana ones, and if you know Grayson very well, you'll know that made his day. He has a thing for Washington and the Revolution. Addie got a pair of yellow ones with baby chicks on them, and I used a fancy stitch on my machine to hem the bottoms. I left about 3" for the hem, so I can just let them out come next spring. She was very happy to sleep in new pajamas last night! I need to get going on her nightgowns, but those require more time than simple pajama pants. If you're new to sewing, this pattern is a perfect starter. It's what I used to make the boys' pajama sets for Christmas 2007. I don't know if it will happen, but I'd love to make them matching robes for this Christmas.
I'm also determined to make the second dining room curtain. It's lined and has pleats, hence the dragging of my feet. I love the finished product, but I hate sewing lined, pleated drapes. They're huge and unwieldy and I have to lug them up and down my twirly stairs to my sewing loft because they're bigger than the floor space up there. I just need to do it, you know?
And for Christmas this year I'm hoping to make Addie's Paper Dolls quilt. I ordered the kit back in February for her birthday, it finally arrived in May or June, and now I'm thinking it would make a perfect Christmas gift for her. I recently found her a beautiful old cradle, so the two would be wonderful together.
So that's what's going on! I have very little time to sew, stealing moments here and there if Pace works late or we have a lazy Saturday afternoon, but I'm trying to capitalize on those moments and not stress about not having enough time. Someday I'll have lots of free time, but that won't be for approximately 15 years or so!
What are you working on? Any fun projects? Feel free to link in the comments section; I can always use another good project to keep in mind!