Friday, May 25, 2007

Latest and Greatest Sewing Project Complete!

So, TA-DAA! I had the apron done for quite a while (except I still need to either make the button hole, or just add ties), but when I made it I thought it looked like a little pioneer girl apron, so then I had to make a bonnet to go with it (and I almost want to make her a real pioneer-ish dress to go under it (another example of the addicting nature of sewing)), and I didn't get it finished until today. The apron instructions are here, but when I first saw the pictures, I thought that the skirt the little girl is wearing was part of the apron, so when I actually made it and realized it wasn't, I just added the lower ruffle myself. I wish I would have thought about it and made the ruffle with the red fabric but oh well. Still cute. This was actually much harder for me than the last little apron I made. It took forever for me to figure out which way to put the shoulder straps on so they'd be the right way out. I guess I'm not much for spatial visualization.
Then, the instructions for the bonnet are here. To actually get the picture of the pattern you have to click on the link called 'image gallery' under the 'Related' tab. Fun fun fun. I think Hazel is SOOOO cute! I hope we take the kids to Nauvoo some time and I can take a bunch of pictures of her by the Nauvoo temple, and by the cabins, and on the wagons, etc. When we went to Nauvoo for our anniversary last year (without the kids) I saw a few different places where they sold bonnets, and I really wanted to buy one for Hazel. Now I have to admit, I'm quite proud I made it myself.
She doesn't like wearing it, however, and tries to get it off within minutes of me putting it on. She says, "I stuck." Yeah---it's tied on. :) Well, I should go to bed (but I know I won't, because Brett's not home yet. He went to Seth's house (a guy in his lab) to help him work on his motorcycle, and it's 12:12 right now and he's still not home.). Night!









7 comments:

Kami said...

I LOVE it, Kayli!! Wow, you are amazing! When are you making one for Elena? I love the fabric you chose too.

Lindsay Rasmussen said...

I love it too! It is so awesome! I want you to make one for me---someday I'll probably have a little girl, and she will look adorable in it!

Lucy said...

That us so cute. Now I wish I had thought of the ruffle myself. I will have to remember that and add it next time. Sorry the shoulder straps were hard to figure out.
I will deffinitly have to make some of the bonnets. I have lots of little boys hats we made like the ones in Nauvoo and on Legacy but I haven't done many bonnets. My girls would love that!

Andrea said...

So fun, Kayli. I love it. I need you to teach me how to do one for Elise! I have no sewing skills whatsoever though. . .I would love a lesson!

Heather S. said...

Oh my gosh! I was just thinking I need to make some bonnets for my girls for the 24th of July. John's family has a family reunion every year on July 24th and participate in the parade and everyone dresses as pioneers. I don't have anything for my girls. I have a dress for me, but no bonnet for myself either. Can I hire you? I'll pay for supplies and shipping. Email me if you'd be willing.

Todd and Amy said...

Way cute! Your craftiness is sickening :) Actually, I'm just jeleous because I haven't done anything crafy in ages! Keep giving us lots of ideas!

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