Last week I went back for more fun and itching to the lake. My sister and I drove up early with my youngest and we set up a dual sewing station on the screened porch. My son got a new woodburner at a local variety store so he was ready to craft too. There was a bit of negotiation for outlets what with the two sewing machines, one iron and one woodburner, but we worked it out.
I had a lot of plans to make summer tops for myself, knit for myself, cook great meals and all that. But I have a new niece, so I decided to start by making some baby stuff. I had this Kwik Sew pattern from the early 90s and some bits of fabric.
After the fact, I narrowed the top a bit as my niece is very slender. The Kwik Sew patterns look so dated--even the new ones, but I do like the way they always go together. As usual, my biggest problem were the fasteners. What the heck is the the trick with snaps, anyway?? Mine always get stuck in the thing you hammer, or bent, and they are too strong for baby clothes.
I also had some gorgeous thick flannel and some Anna Maria Horner Voile. I bought this fabric a while back because I love the colors, but because of the directionality and size of the print, I could never figure out how to use it. Times like that, you have to love the square.
Actually, two big squares, sewed, turned and tied. I sat on the dock and knoted the layers together
So now the newest family member has a gift. And I got something even better than a new blouse: a plank of wood burned with 8" tall letters that spell "SIG."