This is just a note to say, I am still here, reading your posts and tweets and sewcializing conversations. I am just swamped with work and unexpectedly loving being busy. I have been canning like MAD and will do a post on that maybe, with my 48lbs of apples and 10lbs of pears and 10lbs of strawberries. So deliciously yum, I have been able to eat homemade jams all week! But back to sewing…
I have been testing new patterns for people and haven’t done much I can share except for two fun projects for gifts. I borrowed “Growing Up Sew Liberated” from the library and made a few patterns as quick as I could! First, the baby sleep sack for little Farrin.
This came together so fast! I was shocked! For fun I used glow in the dark thread for topstitching, but noticed the thread is a bit weak for a knit garment. I hope it lasts the repeated washings baby clothes need! The little lad looks adorable in it, and it seems to have pleased the mother too. SO win-win in my book. Again, the pattern couldn’t be easier. The shoulders and knit and elastic is so comfy for little ones. Wish I had the pattern for my guy when he was so small!
Second is a raglan sleeve tshirt. If I had been paying more attention I would have noticed the words “slim fit” in the instructions, but my overconfidence at sewing tshirts I didn’t even read the instructions until I was done making it. Silly me. Luckily it wasn’t made for my man, but for a smaller friend of his. My guy is at the 110% for two year olds, a giant at 3′ adn 34lbs. Slim fit just doesn’t work for him. But, the pattern again is cute. If you have a larger child, widen both the sleeves and the body, because the sleeves were the biggest problem here.
I had been saving this awesome Gir (of Invader Zim) fabric to make something really special. Paired with some orange cotton knit, black ribbing, and again the glow in the dark thread for a triple-stitch top stitching it came together rocker awesome. Very appropriate for October too, if you’re into Halloween.
If you can’t tell, I am totally abusing our computer by playing Phineas&Ferb so my kid will sit still for two minutes so I could take eight photos of which only three were in focus. How do you get toddlers to be still!?
I keep looking at his hands and feet and think of pupplies. When their paws are big, they are often big as full grown dogs. Maybe my kid will be a giant! Is shoe size 9wide big for a 2 year old?
I have to whip together two more practice test patterns, some infinity scarves, and a halloween costume in two weeks! Sew, baby sew!