Does anyone else know that song? I think it's Peter, Paul and Mary. When I was little I thought it was a cute little song about lemons, but then I listened to the lyrics one day and realized it was story about how love is like a lemon - sour. Phoo!
Here's what I've been working on. It is my first dress and was made for a little girl named Eliana. Since I don't have a kid to measure, I used a Simplicity pattern (6576) just to get the length and width right. I decided to make it reversible and I wasn't sure how that would work with buttons so I made ties at the top instead and also added a pocket. I had a few missteps - cutting out the pattern upside down once and accidentally sewing up the neck. But I like how it turned out and now that I've done it I'm sure the next ones will go more smoothly.
In other sewing news, I just bought Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing book. It's a beautiful book, but to be honest I wasn't wowed by any of the projects. I feel like I've seen most of them before. But mabye I'm only underwhelmed because of the wow factor of the second part of the Amazon order - the Furminator! Have you seen this thing? It's a deshedding tool for cats and dogs that I first read about over at Kitty Genius (where she raves about it). It works crazy good!