Anyway, we're back, and I was very happy to be reunited with my sewing machines. To celebrate, I decided to make a Farbenmix Celina. I was quite inspired by this one (her sewing is always just breathtaking!) and was all gung ho to get started. I was initially flummoxed by how to put the thing together, but iveyc95 has a wonderful tutorial on her blog.
Here is mine. I made it with my lone 1/2 yard of strawberry fabric from Holland Fabric House on Etsy.
Pattern: Farbenmix Celina
In other news, school started last week for my elementary kiddos. Hurray! My oldest requested a Mario shirt for the first day of school. Of course it could not be one of the dozen or so he has in his drawer from Target. However, I was somewhat flattered that he preferred to have a mama-made shirt for the first day of school!
Pattern: Farbenmix Hilde
Embroidery: applicakes on Etsy
For my daughter, I put a stack of Farbenmix patterns in her lap and asked her to choose one. Naturally, she chose the Encinitas, one that I had never done before. This is usally not a problem, but you have to imagine my highly stressed, slightly hysterical frame of mind in the days leading up to our trip. Adding a new pattern that is NOT written in a language I can speak on top of the heap was a highly volatile combination, but somehow I managed to survive.
The hem trim nearly did me in, however, I kept going back to the fabric store (even though I REALLY did not have time to do so) because I didn't like the fabric I picked out, or I didn't buy enough, or whatever. In the end, I didn't use any of the fabric I had bought for said ruffle because I simply ran out of time. I used lace trim instead. Not exactly the look I was going for, but good enough!
Pattern: Farbenmix Encinitas
Fabric: well, several different places including Holland Fabric House