I purchased a 3-ring binder and made a simple document in Word. I attached my fabric samples first to an index card and then attached that to my form.
So my first project to test out my journal is another outfit from Ottobre 1/2009. I made it once already here. The skirt was a tiny bit too big in the waist, so I removed the seam allowances from the 128 size. I couldn't go down a size since that is the smallest size for this pattern. I love how fast an outfit goes together after you have already sewn it before. This is actually my third time since I made this outfit for my other daughter as well. She doesn't like the little layered top (nothing with any type of horizontal seam unless it is at the waist). So the snug look of it did not appeal to her tastes at all!
I found a free crochet slouchy hat pattern online by crazysockscrochet! I thought it would be fun to make hats to match our outfits. I have made 3 this week!
I started lining my girls' skirts. I just don't like to see their skirts clinging to their legs when they walk. It is really easy to line a skirt! It especially makes the hem quicker too when you sew the lining to the shell fabric. This I learned when I attached the lining to my son's duffle coat and thought I would do this with their skirt. I don't know if RTW skirts are lined this way, but it definitely works for me! I did have to hand stitch the lining under near the zipper.
and here is the other outfit I made without the layering top....
Super cute as a 2-piece outfit...and the hat I made to go with this one is pink with a purple band trim!
Fabrics used: Navy poly cotton twill, crushed jersey knit, stretch Hatchi knit Graffiti stripe (Fabric.com)
Now on to sewing something for me. I decided that I get an outfit in between sewing for my kids. :)