More adorable sewing this week. I spent forever agonising over fabric choices for this dress. I had so many different fabrics spread out over the table, piling them together, spreading them out, umming and ahhing until deciding upon this combination. I absolutely love the way it turned out.
So cute. Seriously. The moment I finished I could not stop holding it up to admire it. I used the Kate pattern from Violet Field Threads. I made a size 2 so it’s pretty big on Piper still, but I wanted it to fit right through summer. It will probably actually fit her right through next autumn and winter with a shirt on underneath.
And a dress for Zoe, too. I used the picnic apron dress by Tenderfeet Stitches. Zoe chose the fabrics herself since as usual she has very strong opinions about what she will and will not wear. It’s much safer to let her choose and decide on the fabric and colours or else it will wind up staying in the closet.
Finding sewing time is so much harder than finding time to knit, at least for me. With knitting I can easily put it aside and stop and start as needed. With sewing? Everything is spread everywhere and I am completely freaked out about little ones around my sewing machine and overlocker (oh yes, I did get an overlocker..). So far I’ve managed to cut out fabric while Piper is napping and Zoe is busy playing, or cutting out one night and then sewing the following. I prefer to leave my evenings free for knitting so I want to somehow squeeze a little more sewing time into my days.
I’m also thinking about possibly selling some items in my etsy shop in addition to my knits and patterns. I am nervous that no one will want to buy anything, but also really excited about the prospect at the same time. Who knew that dusting off my sewing machine would lead me back to loving sewing again?
How about you guys? Do you sew with little kids around?