Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Pretties



So I'm still on vacation; or should I say, stay-cation.  No primitive campsites, no pristine river water, no bugs and unfortunately, no room service.  I'm actually enjoying my time at home with my littlest daughter.  We've been hanging out at our neighborhood pool and playing on our trampoline.  Okay, she's been playing on the trampoline.  We even braved the heat and visited the zoo!  It was so hot and we walked our feet off, but we got to see a few of her favorite animals, including all sorts of different monkeys and even a few lions!


Her favorite animal is the cheetah, but for some unknown reason, they weren't out, so the next best animal was the leopard.  If you look hard, you can see him lying down under that tree.  She drew her interpretation of the leopard after we got home.  Did you know that leopards have brown spots within their black spots and cheetahs just have black spots?  Now you know!


In this, my last week of my stay-cation, I've made a few summer pretties for my youngest.  I made a simple halter using McCall's Easy Stitch and Save #5562.  Note to self:  Remember you hate doing ruffles.  Pick another view next time.  

  
I made View B, the ruffled top.  It turned out pretty cute, but the ruffle was a pain.  I figured making the ruffle would be less of a pain than sewing the bias tape on the bottom for View C.  I may have chosen unwisely.  Anyway, it's done and Charlotte loves it!



I've also made this halter type dress during my time off.  She actually wore this dress on the zoo trip, which was perfect since it was so hot.  I made two of these dresses.  One for Charlotte and the other for her friend, Halle.  They were little twins at the zoo!  


I hear the pool calling!  Tootles friends!
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9 comments:

Fiona said...

The ruffle looks great - very girly - even if it was a complete pain to do!! Enjoy the rest of your stay-cation!

jacirascrap said...

Que delĂ­cia escutar a piscina! de um mergulho por mim!!!!!

Stephanie said...

You have a daughter named Charlotte in a handmade sundress! That's soo sweet :)

Heather said...

I love the dresses you made and the halter top. Ruffles are annoying but they look sooooooo beautiful when they are done. I love the zoo. It has been too hot to go right now. I am hoping to go on a cooler day. I hope you are enjoying your staycation!!!! Time with Charlotte sounds like a great time!

Cyndi said...

That top you made for Charlotte is just adorable, Angi. I think you did a great job and I can see why Charlotte loves it. And those dresses are pretty cute, too! Glad you all are having a great time on your "stay-cation"! Sometimes just staying home and doing things around your area are the best vacations ever!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Emma said...

I Love your work!!your little girl looks so sweet in her new top! i also love the little dress, I want one!!! is there a pattern for an adult's size? now my sewing machine is running, I'd love to learn how to make a pretty summer dress, but I'm scared!! I've never sewn anything other than simple bags, cushion covers and curtains!!

DeeDee said...

Cute cute stuff... I to hate ruffles too.. love the fabric you chose.. hope your Stay-cation ws a good one...

Linda said...

I hate making ruffles too for some reason...but I love the way they look! It is still pretty cool here right now, but I have been making a few sun hats for Stella...and yes they have ruffles...two rows!It will soon get hot and I want to have them ready for her. Enjoy your staycation...sometimes those are the best ones!!

rubyslipperz said...

Cute dress and top! Lucky girl to have her mom sewing pretty things for her!

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