Thursday, April 18, 2013

That Skirt Alteration

I sewed! I sewed!

Remember that too big skirt from a while back that I bought at Goodwill?

So sweet of ZouZou to try to make the mirror presentable.
Well, I squeezed in an alteration before Easter.

I wanted to tighten the waistband and shorten the length without taking away the fullness of the skirt.  Sooo.....I cut it shorter at the waist instead of at the hem which I do not at all recommend you do unless (A) you have the tiniest derriere in creation, or  (B) you want to re-do the zipper.

I used another skirt to determine waistband size.
Since I fall under the A category, I was able to take off a couple of inches and shorten the zipper without much fuss.  Well, actually there was a lot of fuss and a wee bit of hair pulling, but let's just keep that between you and me, ey?  In my defense, I had a teething toddler at my heels and Good Friday marked the beginning of two weeks of terrible, epic, no-good sickness in my house.  Time was of the essence!  Also, the outer layer had a million seams and the lining only had two seams per piece.  Gosh I hate math.

Poor sick babies.
Anywho, it all worked out in the end and the likelihood of anyone taking a ruler to my seams is not great, right?

Here it is with a green tee from Old Navy.  On Easter I wore a pink cardigan sweater from Ann Taylor to dress it up a bit.  My camera thinks it's glows with femininity :o). 

Have a great day ya'll!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A {25% Off} Sale At My Etsy Shop

Hello friends!  Just in case you haven't heard, over at my wee little Etsy shop
Sparrow and Twig you can:

Receive 25% off of your entire order with coupon code EASTERSHOP25.
Find bags here.

Find dolls here.

Find child's table linens here.

Find doll clothes here.


Sale ends Friday, April 19th.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Window Shopping Patterns

Have you ever stopped by  Or purchased?  I confess I've never attempted a downloadable/printable pattern, but I will be doing a bit a bit more sewing this summer and I might just be tempted!

Would you like to see a few fun printable pattern finds?

I love this dress!  Something about the pockets and the color and the retro goodness...

There appear to be some fit problems with the top -- it looks too loose, does it not?  Perhaps the model is the wrong size?  Find the pattern here.

And then!  How sweet is this little girl pattern?  Totally love this photo with the black socks and shoes...

Find the pattern here.

And gosh!  So cute!  Is there anything better than a sailor babe?

Find the pattern here.

I might not be sewing lately, but I'm dreaming about sewing.  How about you?