July 14, 2012

24 Weeks

This week is 24 weeks. I can feel her moving regularly and even Jesse has been able to feel her kick occasionally. I'm experiencing a wave of "very tired" which is requiring a daily nap, but other than that I'm feeling great. This is a fun stage.

Two weeks ago we spent a week in Colorado with Cory, Em and their new baby, Bennett! It was totally and completely blissful. I have a post coming with gifts made for Bennett.  While we were there, Emily and I went garage sale-ing, where I picked up these cute little shirts/dresses.

I decided they needed diaper covers to complete the outfit, so these became the first project for little girl Tink. I already had the fabric on hand. (It's kind of embarrassing how much girly fabric is in my stash.) The blue is a linen-look that I couldn't pass up and the floral is a lovely print that I picked up on sale last year. You'll certainly be seeing these two again in different projects. In fact, the blue would be absolutely perfect as Oliver + S Sailboat Pants. Just need to buy the pattern.

It was so stinkin' hot outside when I took these pictures that I neglected to change the settings on my camera. Oops. Sorry for blinding you.

I used MADE's diaper cover tutorial which was very easy and satisfying.

I look forward to little girl Tink crawling around in these next summer.

July 4, 2012

Beachy Shorts

My sewing machine is humming away these days. I just haven't been motivated to write about my creations. I'll blame it on the heat! My goodness, I'm not sure how much longer I can stand these 100 degree days. What happened to summery 85? I miss it.

One of the projects on my list recently was white linen shorts for the little guy. We're attending Jesse's cousin's wedding next weekend and since Jesse is performing the ceremony I need a summery, dressy outfit for Jude for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. And, of course, cargo shorts just aren't going to cut it. I came up with the idea of white, linen shorts for his plaid top (given to him from his Aunt Marie for his birthday). I already had the linen on hand, so that made this project FREE! This little get-up was perfect for the 4th of July and will be perfect again for rehearsal dinner next weekend.

Plus, BONUS, there's a sew-along in blogland for shorts. Weee! So, I'll enter these bad boys into the Shorts On The Line group, which is fun.

I used the kids pants with a flat front tutorial from MADE. Turned out lovely. I added front pockets, back pockets and belt loops. It's the first time I've done belt loops, but I think they totally make the shorts. What a fun (and totally impractical) detail for little boys.

The back pockets ended up a little high. I had trouble gauging that before the waistband was in place. Next time I'll shoot for an inch lower.

So, I think I nailed summery, dressy outfit number one. Now it's time to finish the tie for the wedding.