Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I can sew undies, who knew?!!

I have no idea why I'm beyond thrilled that I can make underwear. They are just such a simple garment that I wouldn't even normally think to make. I saw a post on Sewing Mama's the other day that totally inspired me though, and that very same day, Ashlee came to me, complaining her underwear were too tight. I had the that*darn*kat children's underwear pattern, but had never used it, so Monday night I decided to give it a whirl. They are sooo easy and so fast; I'm so glad I tried it! Plus, the best thing of all, it just uses scraps! I have tons of knit scraps that I've been hanging onto, but not sure what for--this is the perfect use! I've made her four pairs so far, and I see more in the future.

And in the spirit of bum coverings, I also made the baby a few more diapers. A couple Quick Snap Flat Wraps in the newborn size, and three Little Comet Tails Little Starters AIO's, in size small. That means I'm officially half way done w/ my small stash! I cut out 32 inners and outers months ago, but am slow going on the whole assembly part. Hopefully I'll get them time by August!

This picture shows how the QSFW works:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sewing for the big kids

Braydon has been begging me to sew something for him for ages now, so this week I decided it was high time to do something about it. I ordered this great stripe fabric from The Fabric Fairy last week, and when it came, I knew it would make the perfect t-shirt for B. I used Ottobre 03/08, design #29 "Spider Tee", in a size 128 for him, and it fits great!! Very simple t-shirt pattern, but the result looks very professional. He was a very happy guy when he came home from school and found that I had made something for him!

Ashlee has also been begging for some mama-made. I have made McKenna 4 of the Farbenmix "Feliz" dresses, and Ashlee has been wanting her own. I picked out fabric weeks ago to do it, but didn't get around to it until last Saturday evening. This ended up being her Easter dress, and she was very happy with it! I think this is definitely one of my favorite things I've sewn for her too!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Goldfish set for the baby

Some more sewing for the new bub! I love love love this set-I can't wait until I have a new little guy or gal to put it on!

Onesie is from Ottober 05/06, size 56 (NB), and is made from white cotton interlock, aqua ribbing, and an applique using Kumquat Goldfish.

Diaper is from the free Darling Diapers NB pattern and is made from an outer layer of goldfish knit, hidden inner layer of flannel, hidden soaker made w/ 3 layers each of flannel and microfiber, and an inner layer of turquoise/aqua cotton velour. Love how this turned out!! Now I just need to make a cover to match!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I've been itching to start summer sewing, but with this crazy South Dakota weather it's been hard to really feel motivated. We just got hit w/ snow again earlier this week, and they are calling for more this weekend. Ugh. I'm so ready for summer!!

I did make a couple of things for the girls; hopefully they don't have to wait too much longer to wear them!

First, is the "Strawberry Tunic" from Ottobre 03/2008. Love this top--goes together easily, and looks cuter than just a basic t-shirt. I used my favorite chicadee colorway--I've been hanging onto this fabric for months now, and I am so happy I cut into it!! I had just enough to get this top, and a pair of shorts for Kenna--will post pics of those as soon as I figure out a top to go with them!

Anyways, here's the tunic, in size 104 for Ashlee, and a little modeling shot. She will not smile for the camera anymore, so I got the best shot I could!

Next, a dress for McKenna--I've made several of these now, and they never get old. They are quick to sew, and make great summer play-dresses! This is from Ottobre 03/2007, #15 Knit Dress. I made a size 92 for Kenna this year. I used my most favoritest fabric ever! Mad Sky Organic Hearts--such a nice fabric weight, and I love love love the print. I've been hanging onto this one forever too; and I was actually sad to cut into it, but I know I'll love seeing on McKenna more than seeing it sit in my cupboard!

And of course, more baby sewing. I'm halfway through my pregnancy now--time seems to be flying! I still have a ton of diapers I need to finish up, but sewing bitty clothes is so much funner!
I did a bunch of sleepers this week. All are from Kwik Sew, Sewing for Babies. All are size small, which is 0-3 months. I love how fast these go together--from cutting to finish is about 45 min.

And lastly, another onesie--I'm not super thrilled w/ this Dr. Suess knit, but I ordered two yards from a coop, so I'm kinda stuck using it! Onesie pattern is from Ottobre 05/06, in 0-3 months.