- One yard of wild paisley print fabric: $4.00
- One yard of pink pom-pom trim: $2.00
- One Kwik Sew pattern: $8.00 (but already used once before, so that should at least be halved)
- Three-quarters of a yard of elastic: $0.50
- One very happy girl that thinks her mom is the best sew-er in the whole world (emphasis hers): priceless
My daughter fell hard for the pom-pom trim that I used on these bags. She really loved to touch it and dreamed of all sorts of ways it could be used. I told her I would make her a shirt and include the pom-poms somehow and she picked out this fabric to use.
I sewed the pom-poms to the right side of the shirt and then added a faced hem, so that when it was turned, the pom-poms were sandwiched between the shirt and the facing.
I used this pattern (Kwik Sew 3169) before and liked how it turned out, but I decided to put the elastic in the long sleeves at the wrists instead of around the upper arm this time. Since the pattern is designed with a seam around the upper arm, I had to make a new pattern piece, just splicing the upper and lower pieces together. Other than the purely decorative ribbon bow at the neck, that was the only change I made.
My quilt top and backing are ready to go. I just need to sandwich them and actually do the quilting. "Just." This is the hard part...I think, anyway. I think I'll save it for a day when I have a longer stretch of sewing time.