Day 2 (Tuesday) was spent making the pillowcase dress for my friend's baby along with a matching headband. I finished that in about an hour and since my girls were still napping, (seriously, the younger twin slept for over 3 hours! Growth spurt, anyone?) I decided to keep working. Tuesday was a seriously productive day!
Exhibit A, one extremely cute pillowcase dress and matching headband! I love this fabric. Michael Miller's Lil Plain Jane in Aqua in case you missed the piles of fabric prepwork post :) I have this dress in my Etsy shop and one of my favorite pictures is this one that my BFF and uber talented photographer took..
|copyright Shannon Miller Photography|
As usual, I digress. Back to current projects! Once I finished up the pillowcase dress, I jumped into the swim cover ups. This resulted in a shower of terry cloth confetti all over my sewing area, but I did make quite a bit of progress!
Like I said before, I'm basically recreating the girls' former swim cover ups, which were these cuties from Old Navy. Since I'm making the whole thing from pink terry, I decided to add a little fun by putting swirl thread in my serger and doing a multi-colored rolled hem on the ruffle. After doing a rolled hem on 100 miles of terry cloth, I then gathered the aforementioned 100 miles of terry and got the ruffles basted to the front of the dresses.
After that, I just left the swirl thread in my serger and decided to finish all the seams with it! It's fun and they're 3 so they can get away with stuff like that! While we're on the exaggeration train, I also made 100 miles of bias tape to bind the neckline and armholes, but I'll have to get that sewn on tomorrow. Really it was only 5 yards, but when you're ironing all 5 yards, it really feels like 100 miles. I need to get one of those fancy machines. Also, have you tried the 5 yards of continuous bias tape from a fat quarter method yet? If not, you really should. It's life changing.
So that's Tuesday's progress! Wednesday I plan on finishing up the swim cover ups. Thursday I will not be able to sew, but I hope to have pictures Friday of the finished cover ups and then it's onto the weekend!!