Whew, has this month been busy! After a trip to Chicago and a resolution to a minor health issue that left me too exhausted to work, I'm back to sewing like a fiend and catching up on my mountainous back-log of orders.
First up, some oven mitts and matching hanging dishtowels, made from super adorable matroyshka-themed fabric, which the customer special-ordered and had sent to me. It was a heavier weight fabric, almost like a canvas, and by the time I was done making these, I'd really fallen in love with it.
I had actually finished the oven mitts quite some time ago, but had a bunch of fabric leftover, so she requested some dishtowels with a piece added so you could hang them over an oven handle or the like. I drafted the towel pattern myself and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Definitely going to be making more of these.
Next is an apron knot dress, based on the Portabellopixie pattern, made from the same skull fabric I used for one of E's skirts.
Last, but certainly not least, is a strapless shirred dress for the daughter of my favorite photographer, who also happened to take the pic of the little girl in the apron dress above. Her daughter is really into maps, so this fabric was perfect for her!