I have been so sick since Valentines Day with pneumonia so the house is a mess and I am so behind on sewing but I was able to look at some new stuff to make (like I needed more). Heather Bailey has some seriously cute patterns. I have just ordered the Happy Stacker and the fresh picked pincushions. I typically do not order patterns that are not instant download, I like instant gratification when it comes to patterns. I like it filed neatly away in my computer, but I just couldn't resist, I mean how cute are these! You can purchase the patterns Here" but I have been told it is not for the faint of heart.
In my cafemom group we decided to do a twirl skirt sew along and here are the results. I still need to applique a matching shirt to go with it and Hope was too sick to get action shots. I am hoping to get action shots this weekend. This is the layered tulle twirl skirt from Dainty Designs that I purchased from YCMT . It went together fairly easy till I got to the gathering. Next time I will gather the 3 layers separately instead of together. I also added a ruffle to the peekaboo layer instead of the binding like the pattern called for.
As you can tell I am totally addicted to You Can Make This. I love the site and I love downloadable patterns! If you cut to one size you haven't wasted the pattern! I did not know this but if you sign up for the newsletters you get like $75 in free patterns and some of them I had been thinking about buying! You can also purchase the outfit in the banner on the right. Hope fell in love with the skirt so I just bought it. I decided to get the bundle pack because it had the peasant shirt the corset and the hat together and it also had a pattern to make a matching outfit for an 18" doll which my daughter has been wanting so I think this will make a great birthday present. well here is the link http://www.youcanmakethis.com/?cxaaffrefcodea=1039361854