In spite of the total lack of blog activity, I actually have been sewing this summer. The pace of life changes during these months and I often find myself lazing poolside or just hanging with the kiddos, but there has been a bit of sewing fun involved.
I whipped up this KeykaLou purse for a friend of mine who works with my son. She bought the fabric and told me she liked bags with a round shape the she could wear over the shoulder. I just knew she’d love this Pixie Handbag and I was right. It came together so quickly and I love the interplay of the two fabrics.
I think this has been my favorite wardrobe piece of Miss L’s this summer! The dress is from Ottobre (I think last summer’s issue) and it sewed up in a flash. The fabric is a Baby Lulu knit I nabbed at the Sewing Expo from Some Art Fabric two or three years ago (talk about stash curing!) and it’s so nice to work with. Not quite as heavy as some of the Chez Ami knits but just a nice weight and the print is beautiful. The dress gave me an excuse to use my coverstitcher, too, which has been sorely neglected. I’m glad I paid so little for it because it really does not get enough use.