#1. We are hosting some missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I currently don't have a sewing room. it will only last for 2 more months, so maybe i'll get back to my regular schedule by then
#2. I'm conflicted. I don't want to be on the computer all the time and blogging is requiring more computer time than I'd like. I'm considering shutting down the blog, but I'm not there yet.
But I have been sewing! Here is a little project I made a few weeks ago.
I have never considered myself VERY girly.
When I found out my 2nd chid was a girl I was a little disappointed… what am I going to do with a girl?
But I realized this week that I am much more girly than I thought I was…. I just don't like pink. Maybe it's my three girls that have girl-ified me. I don't know.
I still dislike pink.
This week I had a challenge. My husband was going to a baby shower - yes, that's right, I was staying home and my husband was taking my three older children with him to a BABY SHOWER. A colleague of his was having a baby… a girl… but this colleague did not like girly things, he made sure to mention this several times.
I knew three things about her:
She has a lot of tattoos
She loves Star Wars
She likes to punch people.
I'm not sure about that last one.
This is what inspired me:
How to dress a girl without all the PINK:
1. Focus on comfortable fabrics
2. Use play-friendly styles, with plenty of give and wiggle room.
2. A GIRL CAN WEAR ANY COLOR, and won't look the least bit masculine as long as the style is right.
The difference between boy clothes and girl clothes:
The Cut: girls clothes are just a tad slimmer through the body, or the legs. (and its easy to take in boy clothes to look for feminine without give up comfort or awesome color variation)
The Sleeves: Girl's sleeves are about an inch shorter (depending on size) than boys sleeves. Again, super easy fix if you have a girl who thinks the boys get all the cool clothes
The Color: you very rarely see pink boys clothes, but the colors they do come it are amazing and are as broad as the rainbow. Then how come pink and purple seem to be the only colors for girls clothing (especially in the infant sizes, under 2 years old!) I say, lets give a little more variety to our girls and show them that a sporty or geeky girl is just as girly as a frilly girl.
This is what I came up with, all for a total gifting budget of $0 (well, it was probably $10, I just already had the fabric):
This was made from a great sweater knit that is as soft as cashmere. No really, it's amazing and I want to make all my pajamas out of it… and my clothes. I thought the yoke and ruffled bodice made it just a smidge girly without being pink and frilly.
For the t-shirt I used a great slub t-shirt that I thrifted. It was in great condition and had a great texture to the fabric, but the style and shape was ridiculous. So I quickly re-made it into an itty-bitty newborn shirt. Then I traced on the words with a sharpie… yep, I'm fancy like that, and I don't have a cutting machine like a silhouette, nor did I have the time to do a freezer paper stencil. It took me about 20 minutes to trace the letters… praying I wouldn't mess up and ruin the whole thing. :)