Oct 16 2010
Oct 14 2010
She loved the hoodie… until I put it on her head! LOL She (both kids do actually) has sensory issues with her head and hair. It’s an Ottobre pattern, as is the purple/ floral cross front shirt, which I love BTW! It’s made from a baby blanket from Target that I got on clearance.
Oct 12 2010
Sep 12 2010
I’ve finished the majority of our back to school wardrobe. Jake needs 2 more pair of jeans and Katie needs 1 more and maybe some hoodies, but those can wait.
Jul 25 2010
I FINALLY got Jake’s pajamas finished up! WOO HOO!!! They took me forever! I used Ottobre patterns to start for both top and bottom, and altered. The top is Otto basic tee pattern (Creative Workshop?) that I altered into a onesie (instructions here). The first one, I cut the neck hole too small as you can see it’s kinda tight on him, but corrected the rest of them. And the bottoms are Otto 6/2009 and I added french terry knee patches, raised the rear seat to accommodate his diaper height, and I also added buttonhole elastic.
Apr 18 2010
I’ve had the pant and dress finished for a while now, just waiting to find time to do the shirt. But I finally got it done yesterday. In Katie’s preK class, they use symbols to represent their names, such as Isabella, her’s may be a picture of an igloo. Well Katie’s is a picture if a kangaroo. The kids may not be able to read each other’s names, but they can identify a picture.
Mar 23 2010
I finished up this set for Katie. I loved the shirt until I added the big brown collar! I didn’t have any other ribbing that matched. So to balance it out, I decided to do the bottoms in brown too. I think that it does balance out the big dark collar, but kinda looks a bit boyish to me. But anytoot.
Jan 4 2010
I didn’t get to finish all of my Christmas sewing because Katie was sick and in the hospital, but here is what I got done in time.
A bag for Katie’s teacher.
Scarves for family.
Plastic bag/Grocery bag holders, also gifts for family.
Here is what I finished up after Christmas. They were meant to be Christmas gifts for the kids, but I didn’t have time to finish them until this weekend.
A new wheelchair cape for Jake.
A Hello Kitty Hoodie and a pair of jeans. Both patterns from Ottobre.
Nov 23 2009
This is the Thanksgiving shirt I sewed for dd that I messed up. When I was clipping the hem, I accidentally cut the coverhemming and the front fabric!! I got it fixed as best as I could and it’s ok, I guess. The fray check dried mostly clear enough, BUT it’s all hard a scratchy on the inside. I think it’s long enough not to touch any skin though, so it’ll be ok. No one will notice the pucker I’m sure, so I’m ok with it as long as it doesn’t scratch her tummy.
I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a short pattern or if I just traced/cut it on the wrong size hem, but it was too short (would have been if I had hemmed it, and my dd is short so most things are too long on her!) Anyway, so I add the faux double layer on the bottom, which actually kinda ties in with the double sleeves, so I think it looks good. I did not do the shirring, instead I just did gathers (on both front and back).
This is the “Orvokki” from Ottobre 1/2009 with a Thanksgiving/turkey print from The Fabric Fairy that says “gobble”.
I put it on her and she started signing “pretty” “purple”.
Nov 10 2009
I decided to finally get this thing sewed up yesterday! It’s just a simple turtleneck. Nothing fancy at all. Just a simple basic piece to wear under other stuff. It’s Ottobre 4/2007 # 18.