Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Staples

It only seems like summer has begun, and here we are already counting down the days until school begins. I have been trying to enjoy what is left of the break before Ms. Priss returns to school on August 11th. Which hasn't left me a whole lot of time for sewing. But as you can see, I managed to squeeze out a couple of things last week.

On the right is a sweet little bloomer set I made for a customer. If you remember I made a lot of these little crawfish tees for The Boy's first birthday, and the bloomers are like the ones I made for The Middle Child's Hawaiian 4th of July gathering. Very cute!
I really love the bloomers. They are a cute alternative to shorts. And the elastic thread on the leg hem makes it SO EASY. Of course, having a serger doesn't hurt either. I got a whole bunch of different colors in the gingham. I've already got a couple done for my girls to wear for the remainder of the summer. I think I want to dress them up a little, maybe with bows on the leg, or a ribbon around the waist? I don't know, I'll think on it for a little while. Maybe when I'm lying on the BEACH! Yep, we decided to join the girls, my mom, and my sister's family on the little beach getaway this coming weekend. I am very happy that my awesome man decided he needed a break. You know he gets tons of vacation days, but never uses them. To say he is a work-aholic is an understatement! But, he loves what he does.... can't hold that against him! I tend to be a sew-aholic at times, so I guess we are even! :)


So, in honor of all things BEACH...

Here is a hooded towel for my Godson. I love how the design stitched out. I have the Embird embroidery software that allows me to combine different designs. This is actually three separate designs, with the waves being one that was repeated. Here is a closer look.

The little ship is an applique.

And here is another cover-up made from a beach towel. You can find the awesome tutorial for it here. I just love the big buttons. This is for a size 7/8, and I'm pretty sure, that is the largest size you will get for a standard beach towel which is usually 30" wide.

So colorful, and very original! I think the next step of this pattern is to add a hood. But for now, there are a few things I have to do before it is off to the BEACH! If I finish in time, I'll try to post before I go, but if not....until MUCH later...

7 comments:

Hootie said...

And I thought we started school early on August 12th!

Enjoy your beach time. I'm envious. My in-laws just left for the east coast for a week. :( Long story there though.

Love the boat applique and the colors of the beach towel cover up. The little bloomers are adorable too. Kind of sorry my youngest will be 15 soon. Can you imagine a 15 year old wearing bloomers? :)

Allie said...

Oh those little bloomers are adorable! Love the cover-ups - the buttons too. Enjoy the beach, you know I'm jealous!

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

So, now I have to reciprocate the "I am jealous" comment. Enjoy the beach and I sooo love the bloomer set. May try it for next summer. Only 5 more weeks of summer break here. We had 13 weeks this year and I cannot believe that more than half of the summer is already over.

Amy said...

I too feel like summer just started and now it is more than half way over. I think it is due to the weather around here though. Summer just arrived!
I love, love, love bloomers. I have an idea to dress them up. I like the ribbon on the legs...maybe a tiny bow stitched by the side seam? But what about using a little linen tape or grosgrain ribbon with a design preprinted on it or you could probably use your embroidery machine to embroider a little flower or something, then fold it in half like a little tag to stitch into the side seam. I have seen things like that on store bought clothes. Sometimes it includes the name of the brand but often is just decorative with a small design like a flower, sailboat, watermellon, strawberry, etc.

emadethis said...

Bloomers! I love them! And they're so sweet in gingham. Would that they were flattering on adults...although I did see a vintage sleepwear pattern the other day...

Rafael's Mum said...

Hope you get to the beach and have a lovely relax! You deserve it! Enjoy!!

Capital Mom said...

I love the girl toweel coverup. It is such a fun pattern.