It’s a little crazy how many friends I know with babies who have just arrived or are arriving soon. I’ve had baby sewing on the brain. I know the shift from boy-sewing to selfish-sewing to baby-sewing can be a bit abrupt around here (I haven’t forgotten the plea of one reader who wrote something like “don’t forget the boys!”) and I have a few baby-related posts coming up here before I switch back to the men. Just a warning.
Here’s a little sundress that I made for a dear friend’s baby, Evy, who just arrived a few weeks ago:
It shouldn’t shock anyone that these prints are from Mendocino by Heather Ross. …
I was too worn out from Top Week to participate in Meg’s Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge a couple weeks ago, although I had the best of intentions (and check out the fun stuff everyone made, by the way). But I did succeed in making a couple of things for the baby. The pattern was the result of messing around with the Itty Bitty Baby Dress Pattern, sizing it up to a 9-month size, adding a back closure, raising the waist. I can’t say it’s all that interesting, just a basic shape, but I do always appreciate a good back closure when dressing my squirmy child.
UPDATED (2/13): This pattern is now available as…
I guess I ended up being gone from here a little longer than planned, oops!! E has been sick with a fever for the last couple of days so there’s been lots of cuddling and less sewing than usual. I’ve been catching up on laundry. Cleaning the garage. Doesn’t make for very interesting blogging though. Rae’s Garage: Before and After? I doubt anyone wants to see the pile of debris that I swept outta there.
On the other hand, maybe you don’t mind seeing what normal life is like around here…
Breakfast at our house. Yes, that clock says 10 AM. Shutup.
Raise your hand if your kid asks to sit…
I’m so happy to be able to finally announce our two winners for Spring Top Week! Just to recap, a panel of 10 judges scored each one of the 358 tops submitted to our official entry pool and I posted the Top 60 here on the blog for a daily poll last week. Of the five winners of those daily polls, we had another vote over the weekend to determine the winner. Our judges also nominated their favorites and then scored those to determine the other winner. Here they are:
Congratulations to Adrianna, whose ruched cross-over top was a favorite from the beginning both with our judges and our readers:
I have to admit I’m in a bit of a tough spot with the Reader’s Vote, which I had set to close at 8 PM tonight, but due to a glitch in my poll widget, kept running unbeknownst to me even after I checked it at 8 and started writing my post (announcing the winner, I thought…). Just now I glanced at the blog again, realized the poll was still open, and then to my surprise discovered another person had galloped clear past the winner and won by 15 votes. Well, that seemed like some shenanigans to me since there’d been a pretty clear lead when I checked it to write the post, so I closed the poll and went to investigate what was going…
The votes are all in from this weeks reader votes, and now we have just one more vote to determine the 2010 Spring Top Week Champion. It’s been so fun to see the ones that have been chosen, they’re really great! Here are your five favorites from this week:
I’m not sure anyone noticed with all the voting hubbub around here lately but I didn’t post a top yesterday. Here’s what was holding me up:
Oh woe is me. When I decided to try to do a top in a different fabric every day, I should have thought twice about what I actually had in the closet to work with. This stuff is downright nightmarish, puckery, wrinkly, fraysalot. And I don’t even know what to call it, but I’m certain it’s some kind of polyester. The words of Heidi Klum on Project Runway keep running through my head: “That’s $300 of POLYESTER!?!” (But didn’t you feel SO bad for…
Congratulations to Meg! Her green ruffle top won the most votes yesterday and will go on to the final round vote this weekend. The final vote will go up on Saturday and be up until Monday night. We will announce the final two (Reader’s Choice and Judges Choice…judges are currently scoring their final round) winners next Tuesday.
We have arrived at our last batch of tops from the Top 60 chosen by the judges. It’s been a great week and I hope you’ve been inspired! I for one have more than one new pattern written down on the must-sew list and a bunch of new ideas floating around in my head. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted tops for Spring Top Week. It…
Congratulations Wan! Her ruffle tee won yesterday’s vote and is going on to the next round (the final round of voting will begin Saturday and go through Monday night).
I’m sure you are all very excited to see the fourth group of tops from the Top 60. Isn’t this so much fun? I just love seeing all of these every day. So without further ado, I present Group 4 for you to peruse and vote!
Here’s my top for today, a tunic of my own design made with Far Far Away double gauze by Heather Ross. The main fabric has little tiny snails which are oh-so-cute and as you can see the orange fabric has unicorns on it. Some of you old-timers may remember that I made another top from the orange fabric last summer (blogged here). I really love these unicorns, what can I say?
I can’t really say much more because Clementine’s on a nap strike today so I have about 5 minutes to get this…
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