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{my first dress}

{my first dress}

You may have seen this dress before, most recently on Katie.   This is the  fifth habitual dress that has been made in the studio – the third in this exact fabric combination, but it’s the first time I’ve ever sewn a dress all by myself!  That’s right – I decided to cut, press, pin and sew (with french seams, of course) this dress all without Jaime – on the day I needed to give it as a gift, no less.

{the beautiful neckline}

{the beautiful neckline}

Four hours after I read through the pattern, the dress was completely finished.  Surprisingly, the french seams were not as difficult as I thought they would be, and I just love the elegant way they finish the garment:

{neat, tidy seams}

{the raw edges are completely enclosed}

The soft, dusty colors and the 1930’s feel of both of these fabrics are quite charming.   The orange thread was chosen because that is what the machine happened to be threaded with – thankfully, it matched the fabric, because I have no idea how to thread a sewing machine.  Or a bobbin…

{the sweet butterfly sash}

{the sweet butterfly sash}

Overall, I am just so pleased with how this turned out!  I can’t wait to try sewing something else…

~Jenny

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Sitting still for just a moment!

Today, after a long stretch of sewing nothing but items for Baby-T, I turned on Bernito to use some of the gorgeous fabric Mom Jodie and I found at Piece by Piece Fabric during my recent trip to Eugene, OR.  (more on Piece by Piece Fabrics later … suffice it to say I was like a kid in a candy store!)  It’s funny – they weren’t anywhere near each other in the store (fabric grouped by color), but Mom and I wound up pairing them together.  They are from the Spring Pop Garden collection by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabric.  The colors are bold and bright, just perfect for a dress for Katie.  Not wanting to make something too fussy but still chic, I pulled out the trusted sundress pattern from the Habitual Blog (thanks again!).  The fabric had an odd spot on it in one place, so I stitched up some double layer lined pockets.

two pockets in one - both lined

two pockets in one - both lined

Katie loves the dress – and though it’s a bit short (I was generous in hemming), I think it will look great for the rest of summer, and perfect for school with a pair of bright white leggings.

Posing

looking for the bow

One down, two more to go!

~Jaime

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Jaime has been in Oregon this past week visiting with Mom Jodie – and not surprisingly, they went fabric shopping:

{so bright and cheerful!}

{so bright and cheerful!}

There is also this duo:

{the classic pink & green combo}

{the classic pink & green combo}

She would like to turn these pairs into some Habitual Dresses – they can be one of the first new projects we work on in our new studio, after we finish sewing and knitting for Baby T, of course…  Our sister’s shower is a week from Saturday, and it still seems like we have so many projects to finish!  This will be a busy, busy week…

Off to knit! ~Jenny

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