Oh Those Summer Nights

Pattern: Crudely self-drafted

I’ve been working on a few blog posts for completed projects, however it’s tough to get any of this stuff done in the summer.  Plus I really need a photographer since I have yet to get pictures of me in my new skirt.  But anyways, this weekend I did a thing!  I had a few extra minutes and access to my mom’s serger, so I tested out my own drafted pattern of pajama pants.

I used to use an old pair of pjs that had been taken apart as a pattern.  But unfortunately it was thrown out after I moved out of my parent’s house.  So I traced a pair that I had made a while back and then added seam allowances and extra space to make the waistband.

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I traced them on this material on a kind of interfacing that has red dots on it (sorry I have no idea what it’s called). Continue reading “Oh Those Summer Nights”

The baby sleep sack and the series of wrong decisions

Pattern: Butterick 5583

New skills acquired: 

  • Ribbed cuffs and collar
  • Time management?

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There is nothing like rushing to finish a baby gift an hour before you are supposed to give it at the baby shower.  This sleep sack marked the first baby item I ever attempted.  In the end, it came out pretty good, but I did have some difficulty.

First of all, when I borrowed this pattern I started looking at all the wonderful fleece that was available (and on sale!).  I had picked out something perfect for a baby girl when I remembered that my friend was due in April.  This was a newborn sleep sack that she would not be wearing as a newborn.  WRONG!  I immediately picked out some cute cotton knit instead.

I do not have a serger at home, so this required me taking a special trip to my parent’s house in order to sew this up.   Continue reading “The baby sleep sack and the series of wrong decisions”