28 October 2013

Sew All 26: H

I was taking a little breather from the intense sewing for Project Sewn, and missed getting this post up for H week!


I was in Virginia a few weeks ago to help my sister with her new baby and older kids and made a trip to G Street Fabric store.  I posted it on instagram and lots of you mentioned their high prices as a deterent to shopping there, and I agree that it was pricier than I normally like, but I found some bargains on their $2/yard table (remember the A week dress?) as well as this cotton that was regularly priced.
I rarely pay full price for fabric, but this has been one of the few exceptions. I couldn't wait all the way until S for sign language, so it became H is for hands. ;)
I also found a giant "cookie" stamp at Kate's Paperie that said Homemade on it I used as a little pocket.
I added a button of a girl with a Hat for a little pocket buddy!
I used a pattern from this Japanese book.  It's originally a shirt, so I just lengthened it to dress length. I love the double elastic on the sleeves.  There are no closures, so it's easy for little ones to put on.


Remember when piping was 15¢?  Ha.  I wish.  I thought it was about time to use this beauty along the neckline and pocket.
My sweet Azure...
in a harp sandwich!



30 comments:

  1. What a fabulous dress with all the special details and what a lovely little girl.

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  2. I must find this fabric! I'm not as talented as you - but my daughter would love something made from it. :) You always add something unique to everything you make. I love the pretty blue piping and the stamps are so cool.

    Azure is such a tiny little beauty. Love the freckles, knobby & scabbed knees and that hair!

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    1. I'm sure having something from her mom is special enough ;)

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  3. Oh how I love the back of that collar!

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    1. I'm quite partial to that particular detail, thank you!

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  4. Azure looks so sweet in this dress; the fabric and piping are adorable and the STAMPand girl button; again, I am in heaven just admiring your awesomeness.... I wish I had this fabric. I would do pillows; because that is pretty much all I can do. Such sweetness. I love Azure's knees.
    Didnt we all have those knees???? Such fond memories at that age!

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    1. You're sweet, thank you. And pillows are great, too!

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  5. One of the things I truly admire about your work is "the details" in everything you make. Each piece is so very special - LOVE the fabric and, of course, "the details"!!!

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    1. Thanks, Tami. I do love a good detail.

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  6. Just gorgeous! Love all the detailing. So much love in this garment :)

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  7. cute cute. Love this! This reminds me of that song Jimmy Fallon sings on the Electric Company show (PBS). Pocket Full of H's that I'm not afraid to use... :)

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    1. I don't know this! Need to go get googling!

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  8. Azure reminds me of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. Both your daughter and your dress are adorable!

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    1. Yes, and she's also got the feistiness of Scout!

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  9. Beautiful!! As always. Your daughters and your lovely sewing too.

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  10. I was just talking to a friend about getting rid of clothing when our kids outgrow it, I don't know how you let these things go! Such treasures!!! And love the skinned knees!

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    1. Probably because there's always something else to sew!

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  11. eeee! (hhhh?) this is really cute! Love the piping detail too

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  12. Cute dress! Azure is so sweet :) I love her knees. I´m 16 and I still have scabbed knees haha

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  13. I am loving that stamp!!! How fun, I can think of MANY things to stamp homemade on :o) That fabric is so unique too... fun, I linked up a hoodie for H :o) EMily@nap-timecreations

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    1. Yes! Everyone who sews or bakes needs one!

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  14. Are those your harps? I wondered where you were able to use such awesome "props", if they weren't.

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    1. Yes! I play the concert grand and got the little one for my girls, but they've all picked different instruments so far!

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