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Inspired by Rae and Cherie , who have been posting old un-blogged projects as a countdown to KCWC, I thought I’d go ahead and try to post some of my projects that have never made it to the blogosphere.

This first one is actually a year old!

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It’s a summer dress from Heather Ross’
Weekend Sewing . Last year, a couple of days before Labor Day, I realized my daughters had nothing to wear (right!) for our family gathering. A trip to Hobby Lobby was in order; we picked the fabric, elastic thread, and returned home to attempt the shirring.

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It turns out that it was easier than I had imagined! The worst part of it was winding the bobbin with the elastic which, through trial and error, I realized was key to how the project would end up looking.

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The construction of the dress itself could not be more simple: the shirring goes from selvage to selvage, then you join at the back and attach some ties to it. Ta-daaa!

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I made two.

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And I don’t just use it as a sundress. See it here, styled with leggings and a long-sleeve tee under. I *love* this look!

(I apologize for the quality of the pictures; the day was quite overcast!)

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My entry into Shwin&Shwin’s Link Party sponsored by Appliances Online.

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A few weeks ago, I finished this adorable kimono shirt for my friend’s son. The pattern came from Heather Ross’ Weekend Sewing –a book I really like. I have made a few projects from it, and they have all been easy and beautiful.

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I got my supplies at Hobby Lobby. Instead of making my own bias tape, I just bought some already made. It was very hard to find cute fabric for a baby boy there, but these polka dots were absolutely adorable.

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I am finding sewing for little kids such rewarding projects since they are always so cute and fast. The pattern was very nice, too, and quite easy to sew. The whole thing came together very fast!

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This is how I put it together for gift-giving. Cute, isn’t it?

What color combos do you like for boys?

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