Posted by Nanc
Don’t fret, Momma’s been sewing Evie up some clothes, too. Come see what finery and frocks Evie’s showing off.
Nothing so frilly as “finery and frocks” for my free-wheeling filly. Nope, something a bit more hip and fun!
In early August, I left my doll with her Dad for the weekend and went a-craft camping! (Okay, it was really a quilt retreat, but I didn’t quilt. I swear.) With the help of some friends, I reacquainted myself with my sewing machine and an easy pattern.
I used to sew, and quilt, quite a bit before this whole knitting thing took off. So I have a bit of a fabric stash. But it didn’t hurt that the camp/retreat was hosted in a quilt shop+bed & breakfast. *
The pattern I worked with is for a pair of pants and a cute-swinging top that criss-crosses in the back. I made up three pair of pants, two tops (both which are reversible), and a dress. (Okay, so I “invented” the dress bit by modifying one of the top options [non-criss-crossy].)
One of my friends, who also works with Matt (and knows of his,… um, addiction), surprised me with some PEZ fabric. So Evie totally got one outfit made from this precious commodity.
* A fantastic B&B and quilt shop in Van Alstyne, TX, the Alford Inn is run my a warm and friendly family. And if you go, totally stop by the grocers across the street. A not-to-miss time capsule.