I mentioned before that I had some leftover FQ's of the Richard Scarry fabric I used in my son's nursery and I wanted to make a bib. I have Amy Butler's Little Stitches book and there is a bib pattern in there that I thought I would use.
It didn't go so well.
Let me say, it could very well be my baby brain. I seem to be terrible at anything that requires a lot of thought these days!! I also think that my second mistake was trying to use the iron on laminate from Pellon. Not the products fault, but my fault. I should have made one without it first so I knew what the heck I was doing!
The pattern was listed as a difficulty level #2. So I'm pretty embarrassed about that one. But I have to say, the directions were really lacking. Because she has two different patterns on there, one with a pig and one just with fabrics, there doesn't seem to be a lot of detail. No instructions on when to turn your project right side out. If I read it correctly, it has me adding the bottom pocket inside out!?
So I wound up just using the pattern piece to cut everything out and then winging it. HA! There's my problem. Here's my final result.
It's a wrinkled mess due to the laminate. And the neck straps don't reach each other.
Apparently I was sloppy attaching the pocket and this corner had raw edges sticking out. I had to topstitch it. :(
The back is cute though - lol!
So I think I need to find an online tutorial. Clearly I need stuff spelled out for me at this stage of the game. If you have any you want to recommend, I would love it!
On a more fun note, I bought myself a little fabric Christmas present. I knew hubby wasn't getting me anything fabric/sewing related so I got myself some of the yummie Half Moon Modern fabrics that I've been loving. I got some at my LQS and others from Pink Chalk Fabrics. They came Christmas Eve!
And I had no idea how big those dots and chevrons actually are. That's a quarter on that dot on the top print for scale.
I'm thinking these will be great for a quilt back or a large bag. And the colors definitely make me happy. Hope you had a wonderful holiday too!
Happy New Year!