Summer is fast approaching. 3.5 days left of school! Translation~3.5 days to NO ALARM. Aaaaah.
Swimming. Sewing. Crafting. Playing. Board games. Art projects. Walking. Planning. Organizing. Bliss.
I have two sewing projects for me, and if they go well, then maybe a few more.
The Kaftan looks super comfy and that's what I like. This go around, I am making a muslin or two before cutting into my good fabric. I've never done that before due to over eager desires to wear it NOW. The downside is I am always a bit let down that I didn't S L O W down and tweak the pattern to fit me.
(Yes, the model/designer is expecting and NO this is not a maternity specific pattern.)
I like how the yoke is a bit fitted but the body of the blouse is loose. I like loose and flowy and comfy. I am on my 4th muslin yoke and it is just about right. One more tweak, and I'll be ready to break out my cute batik fabric. I have two other fabric choices lined up after my first one is made.
I also have lotsa lotsa dresses and shorts to make for the kiddos at Welcome Home in Uganda. Super yay! I love sewing for them. I have several boys wishing for more lion-ee shorts. I will most certainly oblige those cuties.
Oh these five were so happy to wear their new shorts. There's about 20+ MORE BOYS. Eeek. Anyone want to help sew with me? The only thing I did not do when making these shorts is add the pocket. They are hard are their clothing, the washers are hard on their clothes, and boys + pockets = treasures that will get washed and potentially damage the washers at the home. This is a wonderfully made pattern in all respects.
Come on Summer!