Today is my little sister's 30th birthday!! I am so excited for her to be thirty-something. My twenties were so roller-coaster--fun--but I was so unsure of what the rest of my life was going to be like. My grandma says your 30s are the best because your kids are still cute, you're still in good health and have energy (??), uh, and, well, you're in your 30s. So live it up, sis!
Here are some things I've been sewing of late...
Shirred Baby Top
The fabric is Pop Garden by Heather Bailey (a fellow BYU alumnus, might I add). I used Rae's baby sunsuit tutorial to do the top shirring w/straps. It's actually one piece of fabric for the top shirred part, and one rectangle for the bottom. I would 've used all one piece, but this was made from scrap fabric. I mostly eyeballed the amount of fabric by shirring and holding it up to Kalei. Took about an hour and used about 1/2 yard of fabric.
Bag for Kate's mom
A while ago, I told Kate I'd make her mom a bag in exchange for a haircut. Kate designed this bag (like she designed her own a couple of years ago). Ryan says we should partner, she designs and I make (and sell for $100+, right?).
Natalie designed her own bag, meant for church. She sews, so she brought over her own home dec weight fabrics for the outside and strap. She wanted a sort of shabby look, with frayed edges, a first for me and bags, but it was a lot of fun. The recessed zipper top was the most challenging part, a first for me. This U-Handblog tutorial helped me out. We threw in a couple pieces of vintage lace and a circle doilie I had. She added her own removeable flower on the front pocket.