A Summer Sewing Marathon!!!

I’ve been sewing non-stop since last Thursday.  Whew!    Our 2 daughters’ families with the grandchildren will be heading for the beach for the first 2 weeks in June.  It was decided that Liam is just a little too “fluffy” to wear jon-jons comfortably – they are kind of like girdles around the middle (hahaha!!!), so after seeing how cute the salamander bubble was on him, it was decided that he needed some more bubbles.  You know I love to hear that!!!  I immediately  went down to the sewing room and began planning, cutting and sewing.  Of course, I went to my “go to” patterns because they are very fast to make.  I’ve made so many of these, I don’t even need to think!  The dresses are all Children’s Corner “Lucy“.  The bubbles are Children’s Corner “Taylor“.

I have such sweet memories of making our children and their cousins matching outfits when we went to visit at grandma and grandpa’s farm, so this would just follow that tradition.

On my trip to Florida earlier this year, I found this whale fabric and decided it would be perfect for the little girls.  They loved their whale dresses last year.  The whale patch embroidery design on the dresses is from Embroidery Boutique and the whale design on the bubble is from Sew Many Designs.  Love them both!

Eva and Ella were over today wearing their new whale dresses.  Sadly, I had one very reluctant model (who I still think is cute!).

When I saw this fabric from Chez Ami at their closing sale, I had to have it. It is perfect for brother sister outfits! It is a plisse, so wrinkles are good. 🙂 The Octopus embroidery design is from Appliquémomma. I’m glad that I stitched the bubble first. Though the eyes are fine for a boy, I wanted something more “girly” for the girl dresses, so I edited the design and added pretty eyes from some other design that was in my files. Sadly, I have no clue where the eyes came from. LOL!I was thrilled when I realized that I could also get 2 dresses for the sisters out of the 2 yard cut!  Score!!!

Livvy looked cute in hers, even with an ear infection.  She wasn’t excited about posing.  I still think she’s adorable!

The next brother sister set is light aqua seersucker.  The nautical font is from Embroidery Boutique.  I added their names, but from another font file and have no clue which one.  I have so many embroidery designs that if I don’t write myself a note, I cannot remember.

Liam is so happy to have some room to move around in these bubbles!

Is there anything cuter than that?

Next up are the crab outfits.  They are made of gingham seersucker. I was getting tired of stitching all the same designs, so I mixed it up a bit!  The crabs on the brother sister outfits are from Designs by Juju.  The crab on the bigger dress at the bottom is from Bunnycup and the crab on the smaller dress is from Sew Many Designs (though I left off the sailor hat).

And yesterday I received this adorable picture of Eva sitting by the pool watching Ella at swim practice!  How cute is that???  The hat is from the out of print Children’s Corner pattern, “Emily Ann”.  The size 4-5-6 seemed to fit her perfectly.  I did extend the brim 1″ for more protection from the sun.

I had plans today to make the last 2 dresses for sisters – they didn’t have a “match” to the aqua stripe, however, I just ran out of steam this morning and had all the sweet little ones and their moms over this afternoon.  So, it was a no sewing day.  I’m fine with that!  There’s plenty of time later.

Needless to say, 14 outfits in one week might be a new record for me!  But, they sure will look cute together at the beach!!!

Now, for a bit of nostalgia – here’s the grandchildren’s moms with their 2 cousins in their matching smocked outfits.  🙂

What have you been sewing for summer?

16 thoughts on “A Summer Sewing Marathon!!!

  1. Hettie Lynn

    Kathy, these are all precious and special. Eva is a doll in her bonnet. Did you add the inch to the back of the brim?

  2. Genine

    Wow, Kathy. You’ve been sewing up a storm. Thank you for sharing pictures of your sweet grandchildren. No wonder you want to sew them so many pretty things. They are all adorable.

    1. Kathy Post author

      Thank you Genine! I think that they are all adorable! You know that you can only sew for them for such a short time before they have opinions. LOL!

  3. Meg

    Kathy, Your outfits are darling and even more precious on your sweet grandchildren. I looked at the Octopus fabric more than once …. I don’t have anyone to wear it at the moment so I passed it by… I do love it though.

    1. Kathy Post author

      Thank you Meg. I thought the octopus was perfect for brother/sister outfits, so I had to buy it. 🙂

  4. Jenny Jo

    Kathy, I love them all!! And the bigger bonnet is just perfect! Which ones are yours in the farm picture?


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