I have been sewing, I just haven't had time to stop and write about it. What have I been working on? Valentine's Day.
Last summer I found this adorable Alexander Henry "For My Valentine" fabric on the clearance rack at the fabric store. I just love the vintage look of this fabric.
It was only a couple bucks a yard, so I bought the rest of the bolt, which ended up being about 5 yards. I had no idea what I would do with it at the time, but I knew it would make something cute.
First thing I whipped up was this little number for my daughter:
My daughter wasn't in the modeling mood, so I had to use my mannequin, who my daughter calls "Maggie." The skirt doesn't quite fit the mannequin as well as my daughter, but you get the idea.
It's a drop-waist, layered twirl skirt with a double ruffle trim. This has become my most favorite kind of skirt to make. It's fun to make and easy to adjust to fit different sizes.
I paired the Alexander Henry fabric with a solid red cotton and this red & white floral print:
I love how the "flowers" in the print are little hearts. Perfect touch for Valentine's Day!
The other item I made with this fabric is my pillowcase-style dress, which I wrote about in detail here.
I love these cute little dresses. They can be layered over shirts with tights or leggings or just worn on their own as sundresses.
I've sold a couple of the skirts and the pillowcase dresses for some special little girls. I still have enough fabric left for a few more projects, but with Valentine's fast approaching, I think it will just go back into the "stash" until next year.
What kind of Valentine's Day projects have you been working on?