Issue 19 of FibreMood Magazine came out last week!! I had the chance to sew one of the patterns ahead of time again, and this time I chose the Vanya. This is a really cool pattern – I was very drawn to the dress option, but I am constantly recognizing a need for tops in my closet so was very excited that this one came with a top option included! The overall idea of this pattern is a figure accentuating, princess-seamed pattern with a squared off neckline and BIG poofy sleeves. The dress option features a side zip and a great side slit. The top has a zipper that is inserted to separate fully at the hem, which I really like.
When the little girl’s Picture Day was coming up, we headed straight into the sewing room to check out our options. I started to pull down a few things that I thought she might like, and her little eyes LIT UP when I grabbed this one. This was a small cut, maybe ½ yard, of cotton that had been sent to me as a gift when I placed an order with D&H Fabrics a couple of years ago. I thought it was so adorable, but never quite knew what I might use it for. I’m so glad I held onto it, because this little girl came up with some excellent plans. Doggy fabric for the win! I pulled out a couple of options for coordinates, and just like her mama at that age, she set her sights on the hot pink. Decisions were made, and now it was up to me to deliver!
This outfit has been some time in the making! I originally picked out this pattern thinking that I would sew him a cute pair of shortalls before the weather got cool last summer / autumn. However, as usual, I grossly overestimated the amount of time and motivation I’d have in the sewing room, and I just never quite got around to making them for him. I kept the pattern at the back of my mind, though, and when this lovely Art Gallery cotton poplin made its way into my fabric collection courtesy of Minerva, I knew EXACTLY what my boy needed!
GUYS. I had the pleasure of participating in the pattern test for this dress back at the end of 2021, and hello sorry here I am talking about it TODAY. It’s April. Whoops. However, as summer is approaching, now is the perfect time for rayon and sundresses, and I have BOTH for you today!