this one and this one), and between the general busy-ness of life and sleep deprivation, I just did not have the motivation to power through either and was feeling rather bad about it.
Thanks to the interwebs, though, I think I may have resolved my buttonhole phobia. What's that, you ask? I finally mastered the buttonhole? No. Pfffffffffft. That's for suckers. Or decent sewers. I (hopefully) found a way around it is all. Although I originally thought that snaps were not an option since the garment I am sewing for G is reversible, it turns out that you can indeed do reversible snaps! And yeah, maybe this is a cop out. But I do think snaps are easier for baby clothes anyway. So it's avoidance, but with an excellent rationale. And we'll see just how long I can avoid buttonholes for. (Also, my machine has an automatic buttonholer foot, yet I still can't get a full buttonhole. How is this possible, I ask you? How?)
Speaking of avoidance, I may forgo the fancy folded neckline intended for this top and just make it into a simple tank. I've finished the binding since the last post and it isn't too bad. We'll see.
Lastly, I wanted to post some pictures of the pretty remnants I picked up yesterday when I went to get the snap setter. Because no matter how many times I promise I am going to use up my fabric stash first, or that I am just going to the store for notions, I just can't resist a good sale on fabric. It's like a new blank notebook. I love the openness and possibility of what I might make with it. In any case, the remnants above were $2 each, and the pink dotted Swiss print was something I had been eyeing for a long time. The dark print is a Dia de Los Muertos theme, with folksy flowers and sugar skulls, and just seemed appropriate for the Southwest. I think each print will yield enough to make a little smocked top or skirt for G, so if I can finish them before she seemingly doubles in size again, she'll have some cute clothes for summer.
More soon. Hopefully.