Saturday, June 14, 2014

Nap time Stitching

Little Miss is 5 and Mr. Man is 2. I am a very fortunate stay-at-home mother to have nappers in the house. On a good day, I may be able to put them down simultaneously and get up to 2 1/2 hours to myself. This is not time I use to prepare meals, clean or return phone calls; it is strictly for me to do what I like. Do not judge me. It usually only ends up being about 1 hour after Little Miss pops out a few times for this and that.

While they are asleep, I dare not be in my studio. Even the quietest task will rouse them, putting an end to my brief reprieve from the overwhelming love of people who believe I can do and be anything. I instead choose to work on quite hand sewing projects. This week I completed this reverse applique tank.

After completing this tank, I was need of another nap time project. I decided I wanted to try a stencil my hubby bought me for Mother's Day. (I will tell you more about the stencil when the shirt is complete and I can give a fair assessment of it.)

Grey jersey with silver airbrush paint. I just love the look of this!
I want it in a dress with a white/heather grey backing layer. I am giddy with thinking of the perfect pattern.

Slate colored thread.

Cranberry bottom layer revealed after my first pass cutting.
This will be a cap sleeve tee with binding on the neckline. I will pair it with a skirt in the grey jersey, but I have not decided on the style. I am open to skirt suggestions. Here's hoping I have some fair nap times to complete this by mid July.

Happy Sewing,


  1. Dying to see that grey and red WIP completed!!!


    1. Me too! I am really excited about it. The grey jersey is a wonderful mid-weight density and feels awesome.

  2. Just gorgeous - love those colors! My husband gifted me a weekend if sewing at the end of the month. Let you know how it goes!

    1. Ohhh! What a wonderful husband you have! Can't wait to see what you make on your sewcation!

  3. Looking great so far, can't wait to see it finished.

  4. sooo pretty! I think a maxi skirt would be lovely!