Monday, November 14
Jane loves dogs and cats. We don't have pets but the neighbors cats are always out and tons of people walk their dogs by our house. I always think Jane is going to have a heart attack when she sees dogs and cats, oh the excitement! I picked up a pj pattern for the girls at the last pattern sale at JoAnns. I was not intending to buy any pj fabric but when Lilly and I saw this cat knit fabric, we got very excited. Then we showed Jane. Well, we had to buy it after that reaction.
I was worried about making Jane a size 1 (which I was thinking would be a 12 month size) but based on the measurements and now seeing the final product on Jane it is actually quite big. Jane is petite for weight but I think this pattern runs big. Also, a BIG, ANNOYING PROBLEM that this pattern ended up having some mistakes. First the neck ribbing was supposed to have one cut and instead it said to cut two but then the sewing directions made it clear that only one was supposed to be cut. But the biggest mistake was the directions on how to sew the pants up. They were flat out wrong and made no sense! After 30 minutes of sitting there trying to figure out what the heck I was supposed to do and ripping the first seam out, I realized they were just wrong. If I had never sewn a pair of pants before I would have been crying in the corner. Also if I had paid more than a dollar, I would have been emailing McCalls.
Pattern: McCalls 6428, view A and C
Fabric: cat knit and rib knit from JoAnn's
This is the best I could get of Jane wearing them, we have to fold up the knit ribbing on both the legs and the arms to make it fit her better. but man she sure is cute!
I bought the same pattern in Lilly's size too. I am thinking some Christmas/winter pajamas are definitely in need.
Tuesday, November 8
I have been picking up so many patterns at the dollar sales at JoAnns. I was very excited about making this pattern up. I love how the yoke and the sleeves are one piece. It ended up being very easy to put together and I gotta tell you that yoke fits me perfect. I love wearing this tunic!
I am still loving using a twin needle. I think it looks less homemade.
Pattern: Simplicity 2147, view B; only mod was to add a pocket.
Fabric: a linen/rayon blend from JoAnns
I really want to make some tops both long and short sleeves in this pattern and there is a great belt pattern in there too. Currently, I have a ton of girl clothes in the works. I am also planning what handmade gift to make each of them for Christmas. I love sewing for those girls.