This isn't a cute dress, but here's what Kate and I spent 6 hours on today:
It's a "last 3 weeks of advent" calendar, since the one from last year has gone missing. I don't have it, my mom doesn't have it, my sister swears she doesn't have it (I'm sure she does, but I can't very well tear her house apart on her
). So anyway, we dug through my scrap bin and made up 20 new stockings to put ornaments and little treats in. Kate had lots of fun with it, she was the official tracker of how many stockings we had made, and she kept them nicely organized all afternoon. So nice to have a small helper to sort things out.
There are a few more photos on my blog
, but the picture above has all the stockings lined up.
I didn't use any patterns, just sort of drew them freehand with chalk on the material and straightened out a few curves with my french curves. It kind of looks more interesting with lots of different stocking shapes, although a few of them ended up kind of weird shaped- we just buried those behind the better looking ones.