Here are some of the works I'll be contributing this year.
I went through my fabric stash, which needs some TLC, and pulled out all the fabrics I hadn't used in over a year and didn't think I would find a good use for. This was about a dozen fabrics! I quickly cut out shorts in various sizes, using a template I made up. I surged the crotch and the inner seams between the legs, where the fabric is the most likely to come undone from use and play, then used straight seams on the rest.
Garnett Hill's catalog this year, these are "in" at $78 each. Yikes!
|Here's the same dress on my little model who would have preferred to spend the time writing on my walls with marker!|
|My design wall filled up.|
|I love this pair! I could never think of how to use this fabric in one of my quilts, but I think this is perfect.|
|Some have pockets.|
|Katie jump rope fabric - loved it but had too much of it on hand.|
|Fourth of July shorts in size small and mellow yellow in medium.|
|More Katie Jump fabric to use up. Hope someone appreciates the bright colors!|
|Kaffe Fasset fabric.|
This dress in size medium is one of my favorites. I used non-roll elastic to make the ruffle at the neckline and double-fold bias tape for the top of the pleated pocket and straps. This one is really cute!
The last dress! All in all three dresses, and seven pairs of shorts, a lighter fabric stash for me and now I really know how to sew shorts. I wish I could see them on their recipients but I'll just have to imagine these bright prints given life by the beautiful brown bodies who will receive them. I hope the children enjoy them.