I am participating in the Carefree Clothes for Girls sew along. I've made a few projects from that book and I love it, so participating in the sew along seemed like a no brainer. For this round, we're making the chemise and the head scarf. Here's my chemise:
It's from materials that are all either found/thrifted/stashed. The fabric is a thrifted sheet, the trim and flower are from thrifted trim (from a big bag of fabric I scored at the thrift store a couple months ago), the button on the back is from the antique store, and the loop closure was crocheted by me from organic cotton thread. My daughter wants to wear it on the first day of school, so I'm going to make some sort of skirt to go with it. I love the way it looks so soft an old-fashioned. It would also make a great pajama top (if it wasn't so pretty!). I probably won't make the head scarf, since I know my daughter won't wear it (she hates hair/head accessories, and she can't wear a hat during the day at school, so it all works out).
I'm thinking of hosting a sew along of my own in a few weeks, one that will last at least a few months. I have some ideas in mind. I know that I would love some sort of project to take me through fall/winter so I don't lose my sewing mojo, and participating in this sew along, knowing that other sewers are making the same project at the same time, has been a great motivator. Any suggestions or comments regarding a future sew along would be greatly appreciated!