With Ava suffering from very painful cramps and needing constant attention, I haven’t been able to do much sewing in the last couple of weeks. Even blogging about the many things I made in the last weeks before the delivery is something I haven’t been able to get round to.
In one of the few moments Ava has been sleeping on anything else than my shoulder, I did finish a dress for Norah which I started in the days before giving birth to her sister. Hurray! It is the fourth dress in which I used some of that fabulous amber fabric I got addicted to a few months ago.
After using it for the collar and hem of my dear dress, for my Amber Love dress, and for my completely unoriginal knock-off of Rachel’s fabulous Hanami, I now used it for the pockets of a simple A-line dress.
The dress is made in Michael Miller Cotton Couture Grass (bought here), and I also mixed in a bit of teal (hem and piping of the armholes) and pinkreddish (piping of the collar). The dress was a real hit with Norah, simply because of the fact that is had REAL pockets. The first thing she said after she put it on? “Okay, we need to put some stuff (‘spulletjes’) in those pockets!”. Which she did.
Now I just need to get used to emptying those pockets before putting them in the washer. The first time I washed it, I forgot to check, and two weeks later, I’m still finding hair ties, pearls, clips and magnets in my machine and filter. Should have stuck to those faux pockets…