Mads and Ronja took off around noon today to go sailing, so Frida and I got out the sewing machine to make something for her. I have hardly been sewing at all for several months, but I can really tell how our autumn vacation has brought the pace down, and made me want to get out the sewing machine more.
We made this dress. Or actually, I made it while she was toddling about, “helping” me out, singing, messing around with my needles, running to and from. A total dream-afternoon – I had no idea that sewing with her around could be so easy.
The dress is made from a Stof & Stil pattern, which I believe isn’t sold anymore – #700492. The flowery fabric is from Stof & Stil as well, the bottom fabric is from a pillow case from IKEA, and the red gingham is Michael Miller. The two main fabrics are a rather sturdy quality, as this is not a summer dress – Frida will be wearing it with a t-shirt under during winter months. It’ll look like this:
I made a few other things during the vacation. Our boat needs a bit of fixing up on the inside as well as on the outside. My tasks are centered around the softer things – like bringing the inside expression of the boat closer to the way we are, without losing the fact that it is a boat, and boats do tend to have a different kind of aesthetics than the rest of the world, for some reason.
I wanted to make some pillows for the boat, and during this week, I got around to making four of these. I used this tutorial over on Prudent Baby (if this one doesn’t work for you, she has a ton of others to choose from) – it was quick and easy to follow, and I like the result a lot – very summer-cottage-ish!
I only photographed the first one, after that I had to make the other three in a real hurry before we were going sailing. I wanted to take pictures on the boat, but that’ll be another time – it was dark when we got back from our sail.
And finally, I got around to making a pouch for Frida’s Nintendo DSi, which she got for her birthday in September.
All in all the most productive few days I have had for a while.