We take school spirit pretty seriously around here. Last week the little guy had luau day at school. Since we didn't have any Hawaiian shirts for him, I decided to make him one. I had purchased this fabric a while back and it made for a perfect Hawaiian shirt. He especially liked the "secret" pocket on the left side of the shirt.
I made the shirt using Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing Kai shirt pattern. Since the whole family was invited to the luau, I decided that baby girl also needed a hula dress. I didn't have a whole lot of time to sew, so I made her this simple pillowcase dress using a tutorial from The Mother Huddle.
So those Hawaiian outfits and the quilts from yesterday were my main finishes for this past week. Since more babies are on the way, I am making more I-spy and name quilts. Here is one of the I-spy ones!
I've also selected a couple of fabrics to make a skirt for Project Run and Play, which is an effort to make 100 skirts in the month of July (yes, I realize today is August 1 :) for foster girls. I have been wanting to use this little chicken fabric for a while and couldn't think of a good fabric to pair it with. Even though I am usually not a batiks fan, this one seems like a perfect match! I have my skirt pattern all picked out and can't wait to get sewing!
**random side note-- the batik was a purchase made several years ago when I first started to sew. I took a skirt class at a local fabric shop and bought this to make myself a second skirt. The first skirt never completely got finished (it's almost done, but won't fit since I've had two babes since then!), and the second one never got made... but now that I have found this one again, it seems fitting that I should use it for a skirt now...several years later, right? :)
And here is my sad little Star Blossom project for Camp Thimble. I've been a little side tracked with all my "must makes" so I've only pieced this... hopefully I can move this out of the WIP section soon!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday and can't wait to see what you have been up to!