Only one grandgirlie has a birthday this weekend, but we use the opportunity to gift the other birthdays we have already missed or will miss soon.
Now this is not a tutorial. I don't do those. They are terribly difficult. I have been reading several tutorials on this subject and I give them all a
-C. A+ for effort, though. I did promise that I would share more today for those who have expressed interest. I am not sure how often I will be sewing children's clothes, but I would like to learn how to sew some of my own so this should have helped, even if I feel as if I have dragged myself over a mountain in low gear.
My notes probably only make sense to me. I am spatially challenged...wish I were more like Elf cutting snowflakes, but not so much. Nevertheless, I did cut my own pattern using freezer paper wrap. I looked up children's sizing charts online and found a number of them.
Lined and ready for buttons and buttonholes!
I was hoping for lady bugs or something, but both John and I decided these would make a better choice. There are certainly many from which to choose. These red buttons were made in Italy. One of the things we did not like to see was that most buttons are made in Taiwan or China.
As regards buttonholes...practice, practice, practice. Though I prayed, The Lord allowed me to rip them out a number of times. Mercy me! I finally decided that good enough would have to do. Perfection is crippling. Nothing moves forward on perfection.
Poor Light for photos, but the finished product above and below. The grandgirlies are not twins; they are cousins.
Well, somebody had to try it on!
After, I finished the project, I found this vintage pattern. It was published in 1976. It does have that helpful pattern photo in the lower right of the pattern.
If anyone has further questions, get in touch. I'll send you more information behind the scenes, especially after I gave that grade. ;>
*Link to free pattern for wrap-around sizes 2 to 6 at Craftsy*
Would you like a sneak peek at John's project? He's in low gear, too.
Ending with some photos of the garden...
Finally, more color!
The stunning Boleros. I think they are a tomato red, but some read them as orange. They are vivid. This is the photo I used for the substitute banner just below my header. If I can't do a header in the traditional way, I'll use the new feature to add some change.
Don't forget, nothing can separate us from the Love of God. (I am feeling very sad this week because of the moral decay in my country.) The Supreme Court is not my God; The powers that be are not my God. I'm listening for the trump every day. Now go and create a beautiful weekend!