I LOVE sewing in the summer! I love working with the light weight fabrics, the fun colors and all the different combinations. The sewing is easy with loose and flowing designs, and just seems more fun and easier than winter fabric sewing. Of course finding the time to sew in the summer can be difficult when the outdoors is calling! But sitting by the pool, or watching a child's game is the perfect time to get some handwork done. Both Sunkissed , for a baby, and Mary De for the toddler or older girl, are quick to sew patterns, but
include lots of smocking. In fact, the Sunkissed sundress is two smocked panels sewn together with bias bound straps - very simple sewing!
I think one of the funnest aspects of sewing for children is picking out and combining different fabric patterns. Even if combining prints is something you can do in your sleep, doing that over the internet can be difficult, and so I thought for today's post, to get those creative juices flowing, I would show you some of the great combos we have in the shop, along with the DMC floss numbers for the perfect smocked accent.
If there is a fabric combination that you wonder about, please feel free to email me, I would be happy to let you know if the fabrics go together!