Oh happy June! I'm a summer girl (July b-day), so I just love this time of year...flowers blooming, gardens growing, water splashing, popsicles melting!
It was all about that this weekend, with a few projects completed in between. Pin cushions are my new favorite thing and I made a little chocolate/aqua set that I will divide up as tiny gifts to a few friends. A few of you local readers are wondering if it might be you...maybe:)
I also finally finished up my daughter's dress deconstructed from an old T-shirt. Click here to see its beginnings. She loved it from the get go and has been wearing it so much that I never got around to the last touches. I had been unhappy with the neckline from the beginning and ended up ripping it out...caution: jersey and a seam ripper are not good friends! I created casing in a lightweight quilter's cotton and threaded a narrow piece of elastic through it. It slips right over her head, but still holds a nice crew neckline. Elastic feels like the perfect solution to working with jersey without a serger. Then I added coordinating pockets with a little rickrack and it's done. I'm happy with it and feel like I have a good dress pattern to springboard off of. I'll be rummaging through the t-shirt drawers this week!