I had the itch to sew up some dresses for the girls earlier this month, so I did the usual and poured through Pinterest and the blogosphere and, oh yeah, that shelf of craft books at my desk. My goal was to avoid a trip to the fabric store, so I got excited when I found a smocked sundress pattern by LiEr of Ikat Bag in my copy of Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders (I had the perfect stash of gingham for it). I’ve never done any smocking, but I’m always up for a challenge, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out–even if the girls weren’t all smiles posing for the camera afterwards.
I’m making plans for a little birthday sewing and fall knitting (I see socks and cowls in our future–hopefully), and it’s been nice getting back to more traditional handiwork. But don’t worry, I’ll be back with more fun thrift store crafts soon! What have you been making lately?