Well, my first-born turned 3 last week. Where did the time go? It’s hard to find any baby left in her- but it’s there when she wakes up in the middle of the night, when she clings to my leg in public, and when she steals her brother’s milk bottle and hides in her room to drink the rest… These days you can usually find her playing outside in her favorite new dress-up outfit (a $7 thrifted fairy costume- score!). She reminds me often that her name is not Ellery, but “Tinkerbell”. Duh!
I made her a couple of birthday skirts while she and Grant took a monster nap last week. Using my new serger cut the time significantly- I’m so glad I caved and got one! It’s a great machine for the money (I don’t feel like I broke the bank), and since I mostly sew clothing- I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it.
I’m really digging this Amy Butler fabric.
This one was made with some clearance fabric from Jo-ann. It’s a good weight blue cotton. I made both of these skirts a tad longer than I would normally, with the hope that she can rock them next year too.
My girl is almost all-good for spring and summer on the skirt front. They are so quick to make, and easy for her to pull on or off. And she really needs that for all her outfit changes these days….
Or, should I say Tinkerbell?