I had some unplanned time away from my sewing machine due to us removing some gates in our home. It felt unsafe having the iron and my sewing machine out at times. But I've gotten use to it and am now sewing again. It feels so good. I think about how lucky I am to have so many hobbies that make me so happy. I got a real rush finishing up this dress yesterday. I really finished it this morning but I had a good idea what it looked like yesterday.
It is the Jump Rope Dress pattern from Oliver + S. I made view B and love it even more than I thought I would. I wish I could make one for me. I used a thin denim from Joann's and some Liberty Lawn for the placket, covered buttons, and pocket bias. I totally confused myself reading directions about transferring markings but other than that it went well. Except maybe I didn't do the cuffs right but I just kept going. I lose some patience towards the end of a project. And I know the hem looks crooked in the picture but I don't think it really is.
I made my second pair of socks ever and my first pair of toe-up socks. I took a great class at Knit Wit in Portland, Maine. I put them on Ravelry but I don't know what yarn I used and the pattern is from taking the class so I have no details.. The toe-up way seemed so much easier. I had an awful time picking up stitches with my first pair of socks. These are kind of plain but I love them and will wear them. I'm looking forward to making more but I have a long list of stuff I want to make for the little cuties first. Maybe I can try to always have a pair I am working on, on the side. I just worry that I won't finish.
Stella's birthday is coming up and I am making a lot of presents so I expect to have lots of posts this month and lots of happy sewing time.