Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sewing again!

I finally finished Julia's outfit!! I was very happy with how it turned out . . . and it fits her just right! You can tell she was pretty proud of her new clothes. :) She wore it today to a lunch get-together with friends.
In other sewing news, I ordered this shirt pattern from Fashionably Modest Patterns, and it arrived today. I already purchased material to make a shirt and am very excited to get busy sewing it! It looks like it will be fairly easy. I was originally leaning toward making it with the 3/4 sleeves, but now I think the fabric I got (dark pink eyelet) would look cuter with the short sleeves--we'll see. I got plenty of fabric, and think I will have enough extra to make a dress or something for Julia--so we would have coordinating mother-daughter outfits for the first time! :) I'm hoping to start the cutting out tomorrow, and maybe finish sewing the shirt by the end of the week. I'll keep you all posted on my progress! I also like the fact that the pattern can be adapted to make a maternity shirt--I'm sure I'll be taking advantage of that for future pregnancies.

After a very busy weekend, today was also a very busy day! We had a very nice lunch with friends, as mentioned above, and then we had our friend Paula over for supper tonight. Jim used to work with her husband a lot, doing construction, until he passed away a few years ago. Paula is going to be moving down south in a couple weeks, and we were thankful to be able to get together before she leaves. I'm sure we will see her now and then in future years, but it won't be the same as having her close by. We will miss you, Paula! We are so thankful that we have the joy of knowing we will share Heaven with you even if we will not get to see each other as much here on earth.

I need to get to bed, as tomorrow is another busy day (but fun busy--beach day!), but I wanted to leave you all with one last picture. Jim and the kiddos went into a toy store while we were out shopping on Saturday, and Jim came out with the hankering to buy this toy car. It's "officially" Julia's, but she's a little scared of it so far, so Sam rides it a lot. (It's not self-propelled, but foot propelled. Jim calls it a Fred Flintstone car. :))


Alicia said...

Great looking capri set! You did a fabulous job!!! I bet you'll be able to use that pattern a lot next summer too. Can't wait to see how your shirt turns out. You are very ambitious! I can't seem to get past the cutting phase on my next project. :)

Very cool car, Julia! I've never seen one like that with the engine exposed. You'll have to have daddy teach you all the engine parts. :)

Enjoy the beach!

Rachel said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! The outfit for Julia is absolutely darling. She did a great job posing for you. It's like she knows exactly what to do.
I am not sure how you manage to fit everything into your days. You must be a pro at time management:). Have a great time at the beach today.

Mary Ann said...

Carrie, you are a very industrious wife & mommy. Julia's outfit is darling! Have fun at the beach today!

Carrie said...

Very cute duds! She looks so cute in those.

Carrie said...

Alicia--thanks for the compliment! Yes, this is definitely a make-again pattern. :) It also has a dress version (just like the shirt, only long) which I hope to make sometime.
The car engine is cool--it comes with a couple plastic tools so the kids can take it apart and put it back together if they want to!

Rachel--thanks! To be honest, I am nowhere near being a pro at time management!! When I get to sewing, I just have to let the housework go, because I am not organized to keep up with it all at once. Ideally, I would wait to sew or do anything like that until the house looked fabulous, but if I waited, the crafty stuff would never get done, I'm afraid.

Mary Ann--thanks for your comment! I think she looks darling, too. :)

Carrie--thanks! It was a lot of fun to sew, and even more fun to see her wearing it. :)