Monday, August 5, 2013

Spot the Handmade

Below are some pictures from the second part of our vacation.  We spent a day in Washington DC, walking around the National Mall and then visiting the Smithsonian Air & Space and Natural History museums.  Then we went river tubing on the Shenandoah River, camping at Big Meadows Campground, and hiked various trails off of Skyline Drive.  Can you spot the handmade clothes?
 
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Washington Monument
 
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overlook off of Skyline Drive
 
 trying to dry all the wet swimsuits from river tubing
 
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Yum!  S'mores!
 
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The husband and I at Dark Hallow Falls

Hawksbill Gap, elevation 3360'

Bearfence Rock Scramble
 
 
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 Black Bear!
 
If you counted 10, you were right!  There were 2 Tumble Tees (MG and BK in the first picture), 2 pairs of shorts (BK and K in the second picture), 5 swimsuits hanging on the clothes line (MG, BK, K, rashguard, swim skirt), and last but not least BK's hoodie.  All have been blogged about with the exception of my swim skirt.  It was my muslin and suffered a little incident with the iron on the waistband.  Apparently low heat is still too much for nylon/lycra!  Lesson learned.

Since we've been back, I have a few in progress projects.  A Clever Charlotte Galena dress and a pair of Peek-a-Boo Coastal Craze Baggies are the furthest along.  I also finished an Ottobre Design top.
 
See Saw Top
 
 
See Saw Top
 
Pattern:  Ottobre Design 03/12 #17 "Seesaw Jersey Top"
size:  104 width, 116 length
fabric:  Chez Ami cotton/lycra jersey
mods:  added an additional 2 inches of length to the front/back, didn't finish the sleeve frills
 
This was a pattern I traced off last summer for the girls and never got around to making.  I remembered that some other folks who have sewn up the top mentioned that it seemed a little short.  After comparing the pattern pieces to a shirt I knew fit the girls, I decided to add an additional 2 inches.  Last summer using the 116 length would have worked fine, but not now!  Darn kids seem to keep growing.;)
 
It's really too snug for BK so after a wash it'll become MG's.  I have since traced off a size 116 and let BK choose a fabric from my stash for a new shirt.  So, keep an eye out...there will be at least one more of these tops making an appearance on the blog.
 
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Kool-Aid Smile!


16 comments:

  1. Looks like your vacation was fantastic. Were you scared when you spotted the bear?

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  2. Such gorgeous scenery, Cindy - ditto Sarah's question re the bear.
    The tee is cute - I like the sleeves

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  3. None of the clothes look handmade time..which is a compliment! I love the little yellow shorts:)

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  4. I am in awe of your swimsuits. I bow to thee.

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    1. You crack me up, Peta! Seriously, you could totally handle sewing swimsuits...probably better than I can.;)

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  5. So very glad that you all had such a wonderful time on your vacation! The children all look great in their hand made clothing. They are so lucky you sew so very well!

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  6. Your children were certainly the best dressed bunch on your vacation. And as for the bear, I can't seem to get a good photo of our 4 regulars as you did. Oh, and I love the photo of the swimsuits on the line.

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  7. How nice to have such wonderful vacation photos with your handmade clothes in it. I love the Ottobre top. I still have to figure out the sizing for those patterns.

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  8. Adorable clothes and family:):) looks like you had a great vacation!!!:) I think seeing a bear that close would of been too much for me:):)

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  9. What wonderful photos! I love the one of the swimsuits drying on the homemade line. It makes me want to go camping (which is unusual believe me!) Lovely clothes and so nice to see homemade clothes in action instead of just modelled.

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    1. Thanks, Katy! We love to go camping but it's don't rough it so much. John and I sleep on an air mattress.;) And we always stay at campgrounds that have showers/bathrooms!lol

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  10. LOVE those double sleeves and the colour of the see saw jersey top, Cindy.

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  11. Such cute sleeves on the top and pretty blue color to match her beautiful blue eyes :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I used some cotton/lycra left over from K's Lady Skater dress.;)

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  12. Sounds like a wonderful "second half of a vacation"! I love spotting the handmades in our vacation photos! How close were you to the black bear!

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  13. Cindy, what great holiday pics! All your handmades look so RTW! Not at all easy to pick out only I know the shapes & styles :-)

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