Last summer, I had a little fun sewing up Father’s Day presents for my husband and his brother. Early in the Spring, I recognized that I had somehow ended up with a small collection of button down shirts from my husband and his brother that had ripped, torn, or otherwise worn out in a way that was no longer usable. I’d kept them to the side, thinking that someday it would be fun to use the fabric to make something new. As I was poking around looking for what I might make next, I came across these old shirts and realized that I had a great opportunity!
This romper and top remain my very favorite mama mini matching set I’ve made in our almost year and a half together! When I chose to work with this Swiss Dot cotton fabric, I had absolutely no plan in mind… Which is COMPLETELY out of the norm for me! I thought the color was lovely in the online photo, but I was well aware that I was taking a gamble on a color that could be wonderful, or could wash me out entirely! The gamble paid off, and I’ll forever treasure this matching set! Check out the post today, and then head to the Minerva Blog for the full run-down!
Another Recap – and another super late post! I’m excited to look back over my September / October makes today, halfway through December. I think next year, I’ll be switching to quarterly instead of bi-monthly recaps, because I just can’t seem to keep up!! Over the two months I’m recapping today, I made 12 new garments – my three favorites were the matching outfits I made for our family for our tiny girl’s first birthday! I did more “selfless” sewing over this period than usual, and also did a little scrap busting by sewing up a headband out of some leftover leggings fabric. I didn’t include any photos here, but that has probably been my most worn item from this period!
Exactly 4 weeks ago we got to celebrate ONE YEAR of my sweet little girl… And you know that I immediately seized an opportunity for matching family outfits! I’ve written a bit about my husband’s shirt recently, but today I’m showing you guys the full family package.