A quick post for what I made yesterday and today. The pants were yesterday, the shirt was today.
Keeping it brief today because everything has taken so. much. longer. than I had planned.
Shirt: self drafted with fabric from a clearanced (spell check doesn’t think clearanced is a word…get on that, Websters) Old Navy dress
Pants: Ye olde Hosh Pants with fabric from Jo Ann’s
I LOVE the pants. The color is fantastic, they are nice and skinny and she will get a lot of wear out of them. The top came out nicely, too, and I managed to match up all stripes on the sides and arms, which isn’t hard, but sometimes I don’t take the time to stop and think about those things. I’ve been lucky in the past, but this time it was intentional. You can see them on the sleeves in this genie in the bottle pose…
I will probably turn the pants into capris over the summer and the shirt into short sleeved number with all the technicality of shearing them off. Oh, and I also added a little pocket on the shirt, but we were over the picture-taking by then so just use your imagination.
I broke out the twin needle again to tack down the neck band, and I really love how it makes everything lay so much nicer. Although little things like that tend to result in under-estimating the time the project takes, and may lead to your thoughtful two-year-old attempting to make you a cup of coffee with all her free, unsupervised time.
That’s it for now, and possibly the week. The next couple hours may have to go toward pattern organization and sewing loft clean-up. I’m at that point where I’m constantly losing the scissors, then the seam ripper, then I can’t find my pins, then I turn around and the kids are playing some ‘elephant-on-a-leash- game with my measuring tape.
Or better yet, I’ll spend that time browsing what everyone else made.