Happy New Year Gungie readers! Resolutions anyone? Mine are mostly just project lists for each room of our house. The challenge for me, since I seem to have design ADD, is to just commit to one room, and finish it. I’m starting with the parts of our home that are exposed to the most general traffic. I think that’s a smart way to begin. Hopefully, I will have the nerve to show you the progress as things move along.
As for sewing, well, isn’t it always about stash busting? Use what you have, and avoid spending on new fabric! Also, pattern busting for me. I have been psyched to buy several patterns, but then I strangely avoid them. I don’ t know why. My Washi pattern is giving me the stink eye right now! I’ll get to you, dammit!
First up for both pattern and stash busting is the sweet, vintage inspired, Junebug Dress. Sewn in Tanya Whelan Delilah Dots, and lined with some pretty floral that I can’t place.
This was my first time sewing one of Jessica’s patterns. It went perfectly! Really well written with lots of pictures. I sewed the 18 month size for a dear friend’s first baby, with the thought that she can wear it next spring when she will be walking. That must be such a strange thing to imagine for the mother of a two month old! Her teeny little girl will be up and walking this time next year. Its wild!
I definitely considered doing the bodice in the floral print, but I waited until I had all pieces constructed to decide. It came down to the piping. Doesn’t it always? I loved the turquoise piping with the turquoise buttons, and those features just wouldn’t pop against the floral fabric. So red dots all the way!
I was hoping Corinne would be up for modeling this, but I caught her too close to nap time. Wes was my next choice, but I just couldn’t do that to him again. It’s still too soon. So, on the hanger it is.
Ah, it feels good to have one sewing project under my belt in the new year. What will be next? Unfortunately, I think it will have to be some theme sewing for Jet’s 7th birthday party. I haven’t yet seen fabric Minion bunting on Pinterest yet, so I’ll have to think it up myself.
Tell us what projects top your 2014 list!
17 thoughts on “January Junebug”
Eeep! The polka dots! I love it. Red and teal is always a winning combo.
Thanks so much K!
adorable. I second what Kristin said-I’m always a fan of red and teal! add in polka dots and that floral…shut the front door. Too cute!
Ha ha! Thanks for visiting Jessica. Can’t wait to sew more of your designs!
Absolutely love it! Beautiful job.
the piping and buttons are the icing on the cake! adorable dress!
Thank you Lisa! I so appreciate your comment!
A gorgeous dress. I love the aqua piping and buttons.
yay! i think i made the right choice then!
Way cute! You are such a thoughtful mom not to subject Wes to too many photos of him as a baby in dresses. But seriously, I want to see some cute kid running around in those adorable polka dots!
I know! We will have to wait until baby Claire grows up a bit. I’ll follow up one day!
Ooh I LOVE it! Need to get myself a little girl to sew dresses for…
Yes, you do! It’s so fun!
so cute and makes me want a girl! My new years rez is to workout (!) and care out more time to myself (e.g. get haircut and mani on a more consistent basis) and more date nights!
It’s adorable and classic and pretty all rolled into one! I think that’s Denyse Schmidts floral from Flea Market Fancy, the turquoise is one of my faves.
Oh I love those red dots! And turquoise! Great job lady!