Well, Hello there.
I’ve finally stepped foot in my sewing room now that my morning sickness is gone. Did I forget to mention that? Yes, I’m pregnant and now that I’m finally feeling myself again I’ve been sewing up a storm. I’ve recently had the realization as to how much I prefer books to patterns. I’m not sure if it’s because they always seem to have reference guides to techniques that may be new to me, or if they just have much better editing, but I really do love a good sewing book. My latest obsession is Little Girls, Big Style. She gives fabulous directions on all the patterns and has a great chapter at the beginning that explains custom sewing and measuring for garments. This book is fabulous if you have some sewing experience, but would like to venture more into clothing.
The only thing I could possibly complain about is that the sizes for her patterns run a bit small, but if you familiarize yourself with how to measure for clothing, then it doesn’t really matter because you can make them to fit your little one perfectly. After getting her measurements, I figured out that Juliette wears a size 2 in width and size 3 or 4 in length and I’ve had fun sewing her these new tops.
The top left photo was a little shirt I made after learning a little more about customizing, It’s a combination of a few of her patterns combined. I really have had a blast making them, now if I could just get Juju to take off her dress ups and wear them.
A few of the fabrics I used: