Wednesday, August 28, 2013

bateau neck dress

I'm back from a wonderful week spent with family in Saskatchewan.
When I got home I had some sewing to do. 

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After testing the Wee Muses bateau neck top pattern, (you can see those here) I said that the next time I made it I would add some length and make it a dress.  Well, Anneliese came out with a pattern extension and asked if I would want to test it.  Of course I said yes!

Bateau Neck Dress

I made the classic bateau A-line dress for my 2-year-old daughter using 
fabric I had left over from the bateau neck tops.

Bateau Neck Dress A-line

I made the elastic waist dress for my other two daughters using some jersey interlock I picked up at Joann.

Bateau Neck Dress Elastic Waist

I absolutely love this version of the dress.  So comfy and cute.

Bateau Neck Dress

Making an A-line dress by adding to the bateau neck top pattern would be pretty simple to do without a pattern (although Anneliese adds details I wouldn't have thought of) but this elastic waist version definitely makes the pattern worth buying.  It's just perfect!

Bateau Neck Dresses

Thank you Anneliese for letting me test this pattern! 
You can see more pictures of what her testers came up with at Aesthetic Nest.

linking to Quilt Story

Friday, August 9, 2013

super tote diaper bag

I had already made myself a diaper bag before my baby was born but once the
Super Tote pattern by Noodlehead was released, I just had to make myself another bag.

super tote

I love the size of this bag.  I fit everything I need with room to spare.

super tote diaper bag

And I love the recessed zipper to keep everything tucked neatly inside.

super tote

Four inside pockets to help keep everything organized.

super tote diaper bag

I used fabric from the Bella line by Lotta Jansdotter 
paired with some gray linen and blue chevron from Joann's.

noodlehead super tote

To me, this bag has a bit of a Marimekko look about it!
 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!