i'm slowly getting back into the swing of this whole blogging thing with a button brooch and the baby doll top from "chic & simple sewing" by christine haynes. i chose a black cotton eyelet for my top, and i think i'm going to make a modified one in a red and white plaid next weekend. i was going to sew my bow button onto the top, but then i decided to just glue it onto a pinback for greater versatility. the pattern for the top as is is a little too wide and a little too short for how i like to wear things, so i had to take it in a bit on the sides, and i added an extra band of fabric to the bottom to get the length i wanted.
- materials: black cotton eyelet, elastic for sleeves, button brooch, pinback, jewelry glue
- cost: $30 for pinking shears to replace the ones i apparently lost. everything else was in my stash.
do you like my bow brooch? i'm making another one to give away. for a chance to win, leave a comment with the one thing you can't live without for summer before this friday (may 20) at midnight (central time). i have 2 weeks of school left, and summer is most definitely on my mind. please be sure that you leave your comment in a way such that i will know how to get in touch with you should you win. a winner will be selected by random number generator saturday morning. good luck!