I followed a very thorough and informative tutorial with pattern (thanks, Ikat Bag!) to make racerback jersey dresses for Zoe and a friend's daughter. The links to the introduction and 3-part tutorial, as well as the downloadable pattern for girls sizes 3T, 5 and 7, are below. For Zoe's dress, I just cut between the 3 and 5 pattern lines, since she is a size 4.
Don't be intimidated by the length of this tutorial! The author goes into GREAT detail at every step, and you'll find it's an easy dress to make -- perfect for summer.
Oh, joy! Leo and Caroline have had a gorgeous baby girl. She is such a little doll, and we couldn't be happier for them. And what fun to get to sew for a new baby girl.
These baby shoes are from a tutorial (LINK) found at Crazy Little Projects.
Fabric and terry cloth bib -- tutorial and pattern (LINK) found Purl Bee. I found the magnetic snaps at Amazon.
Sweet little baby dress from free pattern and tutorial (LINK) found at See Kate Sew.
My mother gave me two gorgeously embroidered pillowcases she says are too short for standard pillows. I transformed one of them into a sweet pillowcase dress for Zoe using the free pattern and tutorial from Sew Sweet Patterns. (LINK)
Goodwill, how do I love thee?
Not only have I been buying every wool sweater in stock at Goodwill to turn into wool felt, I also have picked up some great fabrics to upcycle in my quest to learn to sew. This sweet dress was once a curtain. (Bonus, didn't have to hem the bottom of the dress!)
Found a great free pattern and tutorial (LINK) on the Burdastyle website.