Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Anyway. I made these wool diaper soaker pants last weekend. I don't
love the fit, so I'm gonna rework the pattern, but I love the IDEA of
them. And they work fine, I just want them to be perfect. And pretty.
So the next ones will be bright turquoise with some fair isle on it.
D wants the Bean to be a green monster for Halloween, but he didn't
like the scary monsters I found online, so I have to figure out how to
make her a goofy green monster. I have lots of green minkee plush
still, so I'm thinking of making a horned- hooded green suit with an
appliqued face on the butt (so she'll be a two-headed monster... I'm
inspired by the purple two-headed muppet on sesame street)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I used a print that looks like old stone or brick to do the cuffs and mandarin collar/collar placket.
D loves the story of the three little pigs, so I wanted to make this inspired by, but not literal...
hopefully he'll want to wear it tomorrow, and I'll be able to post pics of him IN it.
this is the same shirt as THIS one, so again, I'm super proud of it.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
he asked for it for his birthday... so here it is, only 3 months late!
i did a boatneck with epaulets that button down (he had a giant head and needs lots of space to get his head through.
and contrasting cuffs... his papa is partial to french cuffs, so this is the simple version.
i'm working on a pants pattern for my 11mo girl that is small enough to be like leggings on her crawling legs, but big enough to fit over her giant cloth diapered bum.
so a few nights ago, I made these.
does anything look odd? well, one leg is right side out, and one is inside out.
I, honestly-without-exagerating-at-all, (even though I love exageration), ripped the leg seams 3 (THREE!!!)times, (and it was serged, so it takes a while to rip out!), before giving up and just sewing them wrong.
the problem was that the pants have a VERY definite back-front difference, so I couldn't just fake it and sew them right sides together. And since they ARE just to test the pattern, I decided that I couldn't possibly do it a 4th time.
I'm still not sure what happened, each time I was so sure it would be right.
just thought i should post to prove that i'm not infallible... we all need reminders sometimes, right?
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I used 2 of my birthday books tonight to make a pattern an then make
this sample shirt. I just used scrap fabric, to test it, but I think d
will like it anyway. Or maybe I'll add sparkle and give it to agirl
for a bday present.
I was thinking of putting snaps on the collar&placket, but I only have
white. So maybe I'll put on some plain brown buttons? I feel like the
buttons will determine how masculine/feminine the shirt is.
My goal here is to make something boyish but cute, not boring, but not
too hard, that a 3yo can put on fairly easily... I think I might have
Saturday, September 12, 2009
have leftover painted bags, can probably make 6 more, but not tonight,
it's late, and I've burned too many fingers on my glue gun!). I
followed the pattern in "Fanciful Paper Flowers" which I borrowed from
the library. I also used the rose petal patterns to make the cloth
rose on my grandma's travel pillow, and will make one or two more
fabric roses to put on her quilt.
I haven't finished binding the quilt, so she won't get that at her
party tomorrow, but hopefully by her birthday on Thursday. She's gonna
be 85, and still going way strong!
Her name is Rosemary, and her boyfriend calls her Rosie, hence all the
I got the directions from here, and knew immediately that I needed to make one for D.
he chose the wonky owl to be the animal on it, which I made for him several months ago from an old sweater and some scrap fabric. Luckily I had green minkee left over from making pillow cases (way back before D was born!), so we decided the owl is hiding in some green leaves.
now I need to decide what to put on one for the Bean...
after the success (ie, ease!) of making D's travel pillow, I decided to make a pair for my Grandma and her boyfriend. They're leaving next week for a month-long trip to the Black Sea...
So her boyfriend just gets a plain (but SOFT) green pillow, (I figure at the ripe old age of eight-something, maybe a stuffed animal on your pillow is a little odd?), but Grandma gets a pretty coral-y rose, made from fabric, so it's still soft...
I have to admit, though, that I'm pretty sure they already HAVE travel pillows, these were just so EASY that I couldn't resist!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
paper online so I can make some roses too. Next up: fabric flowers!
I've been busy sewing, just not photographing. I'll have to post a lot
over the next week to catch up!
If in SoCal, watch KOCE on Sunday night at 8 to see my husband's