Another quick gift
July 03, 2008
You guys! Thanks for the quilt love. Really. I adore it myself, but I had no idea that it would strike a chord with many of you too. All those lovely comments make me want to just make more.
While I didn't whip up another quilt right away, I did make this little top for Kate's friend Claudia. This is one of my very favorite fabrics (I bought it years ago and I don't know who makes it). It is the same pattern I used for this shirt of Kate's last summer. It is really so simple - I swear it takes almost longer to cut it out than to actually sew it up. It also only takes about a half yard of fabric for about a size 6 which is great since I seem to have lots of small pieces in my stash. I have never made my girls pillowcase dresses, but if I understand them correctly, this is made the same way except there is no bias tape under the arms. I just pressed 1/4" and then folded it under and stitched it down. Anna Maria just made her girls some cute dresses out of pillowcases and while I could explain the process more to you, she's already done it! Her directions are way cuter than mine would be anyhow.
I've got lots to talk about (or so it seems!) so posting should pick up a bit around here. Have a great day!
That is darling! I think I might need to make one of those for myself!
Posted by: melissa | July 03, 2008 at 08:58 AM
I love yr style!
Posted by: amy | July 03, 2008 at 09:15 AM
I have a couple of pillowcase styled shirts almost done for some gifts too. Great minds...
Posted by: Mama Urchin | July 03, 2008 at 09:21 AM
I've made summer shirts for my daughter like this - she loves them. What cute fabric
Posted by: Kris Bair | July 03, 2008 at 09:24 AM
i love it! i made an old sheet quilt too, i made it for my picnics i am going to have this 4th but it turned out too cute that i don't know if i want people eating and stepping on it!!!
Posted by: v & co | July 03, 2008 at 09:25 AM
way cute - that is great fabric!
Posted by: kirsten | July 03, 2008 at 09:40 AM
This is so cute! The whales are adorable. Good job!
Posted by: Ana | July 03, 2008 at 09:59 AM
such a sweet top and i love that fabric too!
Posted by: heidi | July 03, 2008 at 10:27 AM
Love that fishy fabric!
Posted by: Joanne (The Simple Wife) | July 03, 2008 at 10:29 AM
Did you see her with it on? So darn cute! The shirt AND the girl!
Posted by: caroline | July 03, 2008 at 10:44 AM
Very cute shirt!!! Perfect pattern to use with that fabric!
Posted by: casserole | July 03, 2008 at 11:24 AM
make more!? it makes you want to make more!? i'd like to be first in line when you start making more!
Posted by: emily | July 03, 2008 at 12:49 PM
Cute shirt and the quilt is fantastic.
Posted by: josie | July 03, 2008 at 01:48 PM
it's adorable. I think I need to try making a shirt like that in my size. :)
Posted by: amandajean | July 03, 2008 at 03:24 PM
this is so cute!
Posted by: Kristyn | July 03, 2008 at 04:59 PM
yep. one in my size would be nice. :)
Posted by: leslie | July 03, 2008 at 05:16 PM
I love it. The fish fabric is so fun and summery. How can you give it away?
Posted by: lera | July 03, 2008 at 05:17 PM
That fish fabric is perfect for that style! So breezy and cool and casual!
Posted by: muralimanohar | July 03, 2008 at 08:51 PM
I love those fishies-perfect for summer!
Posted by: jessica | July 03, 2008 at 09:24 PM
such cute fabric. perfect for hot summer days.
Posted by: barbara | July 03, 2008 at 11:35 PM
That top is more than adorable. I could imagine my girls in it! I loved your last post and quilt as well. How creative is that quilt!
Posted by: Mary Smith | July 04, 2008 at 01:31 AM
So beautiful!! :)
Posted by: Kristin | July 04, 2008 at 04:00 AM
That top is lovely and that fabric I feel that I really need some of that just to look at I don't even know what I'd make out of it it is really cute.
Posted by: Thimbleina | July 04, 2008 at 03:42 PM
Posted by: suzie sews | July 05, 2008 at 08:39 AM
claudia loves it!!
Posted by: suzanne | July 05, 2008 at 10:04 AM
So cute! Love that fabric!
Posted by: Annie | July 05, 2008 at 01:52 PM
so cute! love the fabric.
Posted by: katie | July 06, 2008 at 09:50 PM
Thanks so much for the link to the pillowcase dress--I've been meaning to make one for ages, and now I have no excuse not to!
Your little fish shirt is fantastic. Who can resist a little fish shirt?
Posted by: Alexis | July 07, 2008 at 07:04 AM
I love this! (I would whip one up myself but I can't figure this kind of stuff out without directions...hint, hint)The fabric is great!
Posted by: Jennifer | July 08, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Oh!! How nice it is to see what you have done with the fabric. I have the same one that I had bought in France about 3 years ago.
Posted by: Virginie | August 01, 2008 at 09:13 AM