Friday, May 01, 2009

More Tea Party dresses...

Sometimes, I get a little obsessed with the things I like. Sometimes this is bad (i.e. I own way to many uncut patterns and pieces of fabric). Other times, it results in amazing bursts of creativity and energy -which is the case with these dresses. I made two more Oliver + S Tea Party dresses this week. I have no idea how I whipped these gals out. Seriously, neither of these were started before Sunday morning and I have been at work every day this week (today I am finally on day 7 of a seven day stretch). Where the sewing energy came from? I have no clue.

I will tell you, these aren't actually finished...I still have add the hem and buttons and do some edge stitching, but these are details I feel convinced I can talk my mom into doing for me when I am on maternity leave :) Plus she is better at the finer details than me. I made these in the 3-6 months size, so hopefully I'll be able to put them on our baby girl a little sooner than my first one.

I eliminated the piping on these two, to make things go faster and easier...but I embellished on one with a little tulip embroidery. I thought the blue just needed a little something extra, next to the lovely tulip print I bought from Sew to Speak.

Here is one more close up of the embroidery. I embroidered the back too.

I have to say, despite being exhausted, I have been feeling so compelled to sew this past week. I think it is because I know I won't be doing much sewing for at least the first month of my baby's life, so I am cramming it in before it is too late. I feel this motivating pressure to sew up what I can in these next 12 days! We'll see how much sewing energy I have left though...I fear it is dwindling, but I do have the weekend off, so we'll see...

4 comments:

Angie said...

Eek!! I LOVE the one with the birds!!

P.S. on my lunch break, checking out your blog AND it is blocked by the filter?!?! What kind of things have you been blogging about?!?!
;-)

Cheryl said...

so pretty. and I just totally realized I owe you an email that has been sitting in my drafts that I thought I sent! tomorrow!

erica said...

These are so sweet. The one with the birds is my favorite.

Cat said...

I think the energy for sewing is a very natural nesting instinct. The dresses are so sweet! I think the tulip one is my fave.

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