This is from another of my packages, some colored linen from fabric-store.com. There's a yard of each color.
I like making my garments one of a kind, so I usually just buy fabric in half-yard and yard increments. This means however that often I take forever to decide what to use each piece for. It's not that I don't want to use my fabric, I can't decide on what would be exactly the right thing. I bought this linen with the intention of making pants, something that both boys and girls can make. But now I'm looking at the green and thinking what a lovely smock it would make paired with the mushroom fabric I bought last week. And the bluey-purpley one would make a beautiful dress. Of course whatever I decide to make I can always buy more fabric, right? I don't know why I get so caught up with these decisions.
This is fabric for some shorts for Miranda. She chose it herself
I really don't care for either of these fabrics, especially the monkey one, and I've been putting off sewing the shorts as a result. Wouldn't some linen shorts with embroidery be nice? But this is what she picked out. Those of you who sew for your children, do you try and influence their choices at all? When they were younger it was easy, but now even Ivy has a pretty clear idea of what she wants her clothing to look like. I was sketching some ideas for outfits last night, I have some brown and white polka dot fabric that I want to make a sleeveless dress out of (well, maybe, haven't quite decided yet...) and loose linen pants to wear under it. I don't think she'd ever wear it, brown's not a favorite color so I guess it will have to be for the shop.