I hope you all are enjoying your summer and being more productive than I am! I'm actually enjoying the break from feeling like I have to post something every week. It's been difficult to get a lot of sewing finished. We've been trying to enjoy living on vacation and taking advantage of what will most likely be our last summer living so close to the beach. *sigh*
So a couple of weeks ago, I had to go to Hancock's to find the new Heather Ross Crafty Chloe fabrics. They are so cute! (I may or may not have gone back to buy more yardage later). Because I had all of my kids in tow, I figured I'd placate them by letting them pick out some fabric for me to make them each some zippy pouches.
The nice lady at the cutting counter talked me into making pajama pants for all of them too. So my $1.50 purchase turned into 3 more yards! It's okay, because when my kids know I'm going to make something for them it usually gets finished pretty quickly. Otherwise I might actually get pestered to death! ;0)
So that night and the next morning I whipped up three little zippy pouches. I use the tutorial at Skip To My Lou. They are actually pretty cute! Brotherlouwho carries his lego guys in his, Sisterlouwho keeps colored pencils and other supplies in hers, and Babylouwho keeps her "friends" (FP Little People) close at hand with hers.
I was itching to makes some PJ pants, but couldn't find the pattern I had planned on using. So I went back to the store and bought one. It's actually a girl's pattern, but it had pants and frankly, elastic waisted PJ pants pretty much work for both. Plus I like the idea of making some darling flannel nightgowns (Anna Maria Horner Good Folks flannel anyone?)
I will say, this pattern is awesome for little ones because there is only one pattern piece per leg - so you don't have a side seam. They were a little baggy, so I took and inch or so out of the width of sisterlouwho's after I made the first pair.
So here's what we got:
|brotherlouwho took this picture!|
|we all love Hello Kitty! I think they need some ric rac around the hem.|
The sisterslouwho look pretty cute playing around in their matching bottoms!
So have you been able to sew this summer? I'd love to see it! Kim from My Go-Go Life came down to visit this weekend. Maybe I'll some sewing to show for it. Until then I think we'll go to the beach!
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