The sewing machine made a reappearance again last Saturday and I finally joined up the crochet bodice to the fabric skirt. Turns out that it fits JY just right so she'll have it after all, plus the top-down vest that I'm still knitting. Little sister is now left with nothing but I'll love to make her something soon. Do you see a pattern here? It's been a spate of making things for the elder one lately. She's grown so much and most of her clothings don't fit anymore. And most of the time, I can't shake off the pragmatism that making things for the elder one means both of them will get to wear them.
I also redid some of the squares of the floral quilt. The white-ish squares (as you can see an older photo here) are replaced with other coloured shabby chic type of fabrics. And I added a light blue stripey border. I think it seems rather more pleasing to the eyes now. Next would be the backing. I'll use the pale blue pin dots on white fabric that Joy gave me and mix and match with other blue-ish fabrics in stash to make it the same size as the quilt top. I hope it'll not be another 3-month interval before you see this again.
A bit of clothing surgery was done too. One of my favourite top's sleeve got torn.
Inspired by a photo in, if I didn't remember wrongly, the current issue of Cotton & Time, I cut off the sleeves and attached a lace trim. I had wanted to make cap sleeves but was afraid of cutting too close to the armhole so now he top became short-sleeved instead. Not as groovy as cap sleeves would be but still wearable, don't you think?