I went on a retreat with my quilt guild this weekend and it was the most amazing time. I got to read, nap, sew, chat, eat, drink, enjoy quiet…whatever I wanted for 48 hours! I cut out fabric last week and had a bunch of dresses cut and read to be sewn when I arrived. I got three done the first night and four on Saturday. Sunday I decided I was burnt out on sewing and opted to spend my last hours of freedom resting, reading, chatting, and trying to draft up a pattern based on an awesome vintage top one of the women brought.
I made two Claire dresses (a Portabello Pixie retired pattern that I bought when I had a two year old boy). I thought this one would be my favorite since I love this pattern and I love Children at Play, but when it was all sewn up I regretted following the example and making the dress and apron bands from the same print and color. Oh well. It’s still Ellie’s favorite.