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6.27.2011

Sunshine Sunsuit

 
HELLO FRIENDS!  :D
 
 
So after the 'nado, it became pretty clear that I needed to take a hot minute and regroup.  I had a few mini mental breakdowns following the tornado.  It's a difficult thing, as it turns out, to make it out of something like that unscathed - but to see on a daily basis the devastation that missed us by yards.  It's the definition of bittersweet.
 
I just needed to slow down and go on auto-pilot for a little while.  I allowed the breakdowns to come and go as they pleased, and I am happy to report that things are better now.  It takes me a while to process things in general anyway, but this... This was a biggun'.
 
We stayed at my parents house for the first several days.  They were running on a generator and my sweet mother said "hey, why don't you go home and get your sewing machine?".  YESSSS!  So I did, and I chose to make the happiest, sun-shiniest thing I possibly could. 
Enter the Sunshine Sunsuit:
 

Here's the back!  Bow Butt!  :D

The front - so simple and classic.

Here is the pattern...  It's from 1945, and it's probably my most dear pattern.  I'm glad I made it when I did - it oozes happiness. :)

SwoooOOon


Two rows of top stitching - my new go-to awesomeness.


I added those belt loops... Definitely needed them!


My first-ever facing!  I avoided them like the plague (why?!), but now I want to face EVERYTHINNNNNG!


I didn't bring my serger to my moms (ha, can you imagine!? "Hey, unplug the fridge so I can SERGE!" ;), so I finished the facing with my regular overlock stitch on my sewing machine.  Plenty good enough :)


Can you stand the level of cute this thing is!?  I can't.

I haven't had a chance to get pics of Her Nibs in it yet... The weather's been unworthy of this little gem.  I probably have a chance for pics today though!  Woo!

 
*See the Sunsuit on Emmy HERE!*
 
So yall can consider me back in action!  I have more things to show you soon - I've been a'sewin'!  :D
 
 
Missed you guys :)

32 comments:

  1. Oh this is just beautiful! The fabric is fabulous! I'd love for you to post this on my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower!

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  2. Sarah,

    I am so sorry about the breakdowns....I can't even imagine such awfulness.

    But you're so right...your dress is the sunshiniest thing I have seen, and I am DYING over that pattern. Purely lovelines. Can't wait to see more!

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  3. Oh my Gosh! This is soo stinkin cute I can't take it! Love the color and the cut! I am your newest follower! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-35.html

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  4. Sarah- This is the best summer outfit I've EVER seen for a little girl! I'm so not exaggerating! I think the color, shape and butt bow are just perfect. I think the motivation behind it makes it even more special:)

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  5. Saw you on tip junkie- HOW CUTE!!!!

    http://natsknapsack.blogspot.com/

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  6. that is so cute, lovely way to brighten up your day :)

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  7. stunning dots :) :) great work

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  8. SO pretty!! I love the color and that pattern is just ADORABLE! What a fun little summery outfit :)

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  9. so adorable. the color makes me happy.

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  10. OMG! This is adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up : )

    www.cherishedbliss.com

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  11. om goodness this is sooooo DARLING!!! you are amazing, i would love for you to share this at my link party goin on now.
    thanks
    xo
    ash

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  12. Oh my goodness! There is nothing like a vintage pattern!

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  13. I love this. It is so cute. x

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  14. This is too adorable! I am your newest follower. If you get a chance, come check out my site.

    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/

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  15. This just made my day - that color is so happy. I'm so glad to hear you & your family are ok!!!

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  16. I'm glad everything is good now, I was wondering when you would post again!! :)
    I love the sunsuit!!! SOOO cute! you've got awesome sewing skills I am so jealous!! :)

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  17. holy canoli this is so freakin' cute!

    seriously, why can't my friends have baby girls?? I would be a much happier seamstress/crafter :P

    Ali
    www.Foundintheali.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so stinkin cute!! I LOVE the yellow too. I wish this looked good on me ;)

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  19. The sunsuit is adorable and it looks so darn cute on Emmy!! The yellow polka dot fabric just says HAPPINESS!!

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  20. So cute!! The fabric choice is perfect too! Good job

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  21. I love it! So absolutely adorable!

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  22. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I included your lovely sunsuit in my weekly Happy List!

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  23. Love this sunsuit - will have to try this! Thanks for linking this up. I've featured it at this week's Craftastic Monday party- stop by & grab a Featured On button:)

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  24. Ohhh, so sweet! I love it! The little bow butt is the best part :-)

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