I'm going for a speed post today. Time check: 8:45pm.
Lily started school today. I had the whole summer to sew her something for the first day of school, but it turned out to be the busiest summer ever, with not a moment of free time to even whip up a jersey dress. I even forgot the trendy "first day of school" picture. We'll have to settle for a second day of school picture...
With the little time that I did have last month, I sewed flower girl dresses for my brother's wedding in August. It was a super fast upcycle from an old bridesmaid dress, sewn onto a navy blue, sparkly jersey top. I'm a master a throwing together jersey dresses and tank tops. Hooray for a serger. Speed is my forte. (Time check: 9:04.)
I found the navy blue jersey from Designer Fabrics on Queen St West. I think it's a staple there, and a perfect fit for the project. Lily often complains about dresses being scratchy so it's important for me to sew with cotton, bamboo, rayon, or another soft, breathable fabric.
With the leftover jersey, I followed a wonderful tutorial from With Wendy to sew her "DIY Red Carpet Dress". What a genius design. It's a two-piece dress made up of a body suit and a wrap skirt. I used 4m of rayon that I also picked up at Designer Fabrics. The body suit allows for a perfectly fitted top, and the wrap dress with a bazillion pleats doesn't have to be symmetrical so you just pleat and pleat until the size is about right. My only issue was using the washroom...
My baby brother is now married. Almost a month now. He seems super happy. And his wife (ack! wife!) is the nicest girl. It was so special to sew dresses for their wedding. Congrats Kirk, and Jo!
Time check: 9:21. Not too bad. Embrace the spelling/grammar mistakes.