Ruffles are popular right now, so I don't have to hide that I am in a ruffle phase. Luckily, I have friends expecting, or with brand new, little girls. (Note: If you are Laurie and haven't received a box from me yet, wait a couple days before scrolling down) So I started with a super-girly hot pink zebra ruffle-fest for Aleah:
I don't think Ada gets how much fun ruffles are
And then I made a diaper bag, complete with pleats, for Allie (or I guess for Allie's mom):
Allie's grandpa picked out some special quilts for her, so I thought I'd try something a little different. It's the first time I've made a diaper bag, and the first time I've designed my own sewing pattern, so I started by making a practice bag out of tissue paper. It worked, so I charged ahead. Upon assembly, I decided to put a bird on it, in true Portlander fashion and in keeping with her mom's impeccable taste. Once it was finished, I didn't want to smash it, so I may have picked an unnecessarily gigantic box in which to ship it.
I also received a ruffly apron from my sister-in-law Ruth Reese (who can meet all your photography needs), friend Marissa (with whom I could talk about sewing for hours), and niece Abi (who picked out the fabric). It helped me get into the ruffly spirit as I worked on my projects.