It feels like there hasn’t been a lot of ‘making’ going on around here. As I try to deal with the more mundane (but necessary) aspects of running a business, I’m trying to focus on completing some of the dozen projects that are in my unfinished pile. I can at least get some quick creative satisfaction this way, if I’m not able to start the bazillion projects I’d much rather be working on.

This Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress is almost done. I just have to make the cute bloomers to go with it. Do three year-olds need bloomers? It’s a gift for a little girl who will be three this summer. I hope it fits her. This is the first piece of clothing that I have made for someone else. To be honest, it feels a bit weird. I wish it was larger and actually a cute smock top for myself. It looks like it just might be, but it’s definitely too small.

I’ve been meaning to test out the Oliver + S patterns for some time, but I don’t really know too many little girls and I prefer to make girlie clothes. I was happy to take the Children’s Playsuit/dress class with Reva. Sometimes you just need to take a class to get a project going. What a fun pattern to make! All the sweet details that Liesl puts into her patterns make her clothing extra special. I especially love the piping along the yoke and the facing on the skirt hem. It’s a nice touch that I plan on using on a future garment that I make for myself.

In the end I really liked how all the little boy playsuits turned out. So I might try out one of the boy patterns soon for some of the little boys I know.

I recently bought Sugar City’s Village Frock pattern. It’s for little girls, but I love it, so I’m trying to grade it up to my size. It might seem a bit crazy, but just think how cute it will be if it works out! I’ll let you know how that goes.