Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Farbenmix Celina

Between getting ready for our Disney World trip, actually going on the Disney World trip, and recovering from the Disney World trip, I haven't sewn a stitch in 3 weeks. Disney was fantastic (if extraordinarily HOT! Good heavens, who suggested we go to Florida in August??!), and the kids made some memories that will last a lifetime, no doubt. Probably my biggest memory was waiting in line (or rather, baking and suffocating in line) for two hours to ride Harry Potter: the Forbidden Journey at Universal. But to a HP fan like myself, it was absolutely worth it. If we hadn't had assorted hot, tired and miserable children with us, I would have turned around and done it all over again. In fact, I did do it again later that evening, leaving the hot and tired children at home this time!

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
Embroidery: Tinimi

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
Embroidery: Huups
Fabric: well, several different places including Holland Fabric House

1 comment:

  1. You are such a talented seamstress!!!

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