This latest blog post has me feeling some kinda way. The last time I sewed up a blue mommy and me ensemble for us, Jazz was just 2.5 years old! These pictures totally reminded me of that and I will be sharing those pictures with you as well! For now, all I can say is “Where does the time go?!”
This is probably my favorite picture from that day. I am SO in love with this little human. I just can’t believe how big she is!
Anyways.. moving on to this precious mommy and me outfit. First I have to tell you that this peplum top I am wearing, almost did not make it. Confession- this top looks decent worn and styled, but from a construction standpoint, it has it issues. I made this when I was one month postpartum and I was in a complete daze. I am not even sure why I was sewing that soon after baby birth, but deep inside I guess I have this fear that if I stop sewing, I may never start again. I know that won’t happen, but aren’t most of our fears irrational anyways? Anyways… I was going to deconstruct it and turn it into a dress for my daughter, but instead, I ended up making her a dress from scratch, and decided to give this top another chance! I have to say, it has been very fun to wear!
I am so proud of the little lady she is becoming. She has such a sweet heart. Kids are such a blessing
Here are a few pics of her solo. She loves her dress. Interesting fact about this fabric. It is a quilted double knit. It was kinda soft and spongy while being stable at the same time (similar to a scuba or neoprene). So what looks like piping (where the bell sleeve attaches to the sleeve, and the two tiers of the skirt attach) is actually a top stitch that makes the fabric look 3D. As you can see on the bottom tier, it is a bit of a patchwork skirt, but I have fabric greed. This is not the 1st time I have patched fabric scraps together to get as much as I can out of the yardage I have.
She loved to show everyone how she can twirl. I get it. I would do the same.
Her dress is completely self drafted. I played with the sleeves for a slight bell flare, and I must be in denial about how big she is getting because I eyeballed the pattern and it was too short, so I added the 2nd tier.
When I was younger, in my 20’s, I always thought I wanted to marry a “serious” guy. One who preferred silence over talking and was a thinker. Well then I met my now husband, who is funny and silly.. and my kid is pretty much like him.. and I am SO glad because life would be so boring if everyone was serious all the time. I love laughter, but I can be a bit too serious at times, so my silly family balances me out. This pretty much sums up my daughter’s personality. Hehe
Connor was supposed to be napping, but he made an appearance too! He is 8 months now and has a huge appetite! I feel like all I do is make his baby food and feed him! He is sitting up, eating grown-up food and almost ready to crawl!
My peplum was freehanded.. let’s just say i winged it. I was so tired and sleep deprived.. but it worked out. Its a high low, higher on the sides.
I do love the fullness of her skirt. The top tier is a cull circle skirt, the bottom one was cut with scraps.. so I cut strips in moon shapes, then pieced them together..
I REALLY enjoyed writing about this project and sharing the details with you. The fabric was from fabric mart, I have previously used it HERE, so technically I have 2 mommy and me tops to go with her dress. Oh I miss my long hair. Never cutting it short again. Lol
And before I let you.. please tell me, how is my little one so grown. See this mommy and me in a blue I did last time? She as such a baby!
So much has changed since then, yet so much remains the same. Ok- before I get too emotional, let me go sew!
I’ll be catching up with you soon as I have a few more looks to share with you!
Take care and see you soon!