I knew this would happen
This was my first project from Amy Karol's bend-the-rule's Sewing book. It is tiny and sweet and I am hoping the little one that I made it for will love it. This is my favorite fabric and I might have to go back and get some more.
It took me about 2 hours to finish this...I got some new scissors and MAN was cutting out easier. Putting it all together had me stumped for a little while but it was one of those situations where I was missing what was right in front of me. Her directions in the book are clear and easy to follow. I love the little trick about flattening the bottom corners and sewing across them to make a square bottom...genius! :)
This was a lot of fun to sew (because it's so tiny and cute!) and I know I'll be making more of them. I also was able to finish a ballet pillowcase and I love how it turned out, too. I screwed up a little but I don't think the intended 4 year old will care much. This flannel is pretty inexpensive (on sale for 2.49/yd) and is so soft after you wash and dry it. The woman who cut my fabric for me told me that it goes on sale for .99/yd on Black Friday. She said the women are lined up outside for the 6am open and rush for the flannel aisle, FILLING their carts. Oh my. I'm not sure I could handle the anxiety of that. (we'll see) (Mom?) heehee.