The day after chemo this week, floating on a cloud of steroid-y-ness, I woke up early and thought, I want to make something today. I came across this tutorial for a pillowcase dress, and voila! A dress was born!
Nia and I walked to Hart's Fabric and she picked out the fabric and the ribbons. (That green spot on her forehead is a sticker, by the way. And yes, this was the pose she chose.)
I'm very much a novice with a sewing machine, so I was delighted that this dress was so easy to make. It came together really rather quickly, even with my little helper (she likes to step on the sewing machine pedal, of course, and trim the loose threads).
She loves her new dress, which is so rewarding & fun! I think we'll make more of these.
Separately, Nia and I recently spray-painted a couple of onesies for our dear friend, Beatriz, using the freezer paper method to make stencils.
To do this, trace your design on to white freezer paper, and then cut out the design, leaving a stencil. Next iron the freezer paper stencil to your surface (tucking another piece inside to keep the paint from soaking through), and making your freezer paper big enough to cover the rest of the shirt so paint splatters don't wreck your project. Next, paint your design, either with fabric paint, or -- my favorite -- spray paint.
These were fun to do together. Nia's choice was to do a pink glitter elephant and a purple elephant on hers. I chose the "Hello" front and the two-tone back. Once the paint is dry, it is set with a hot iron.