So, I didn’t do a ton of sewing this last week. It was very busy with a sick little boy, but I did get some done. I’ve mostly been working on a onesie (my own pattern) and a sleeper (Kwik Sew pattern). The onesie looks a little freaky…but usually when I make my own the first one doesn’t turn out anyways, so I was expecting that. The sleeper turned out a little better…I think it’s still too big for the little boy it’s destined for, but now that I’ve figured out the pattern (it was not a Kwik sew for me) it should be quicker from now on. For being a Kwik Sew pattern it did take me a few hours to figure out. I wasn’t impressed. There were one or two things that I nearly cried over because I couldn’t figure out what was meant (but I think that has more to do with my hormones right now than with the pattern). I did eventually figure out what I was supposed to and I think the final product looks pretty good. I do have to admit that a serger is in order if I continue to work with jersey knits. I love the material, but my sewing machine does NOT!
I also got some time to put together a couple of dresses, a little pair of pants, and two vests. I don’t know when I’m going to get the time to do a market, but I want to!!! So I am putting together a small rubbermaid container of items. I have a number of dresses already, actually. These particular ones are tie-dyed with raw edges. I LOVE raw edges. I know it tends to fray more, but I just like the natural look of them. I think that’s why I’m so in love with jersey knit…you don’t have to finish the edges because they don’t fray. So here are the cute tie-dyed clothes I made this week. There are actually two dresses so you could make your girls match…newborn – 6mo and size 1-2…and the pants (perfect for the beach) are newborn to 3mo.
These vests are so cute! They are about 5mo – 9mo. I love the blue colours. I like the large chess look of the blue and brown (one of my favorite colour combinations) but I am also in love with the tweed that has a gorgeous blue stripe running through it. I haven’t decided which one to put Darius in for Easter…I’m leaning towards the tweed, though. =)
And that is about where I am at for this week. I have a few projects for this coming week as I want to make Darius a hat for Easter. I realized this morning as I was getting him ready for church that none of his hats fit anymore! When did that happen? So I will probably make a hat to match that tweed vest…although I have some really pretty satin that I want to make into a vest and it would look nice, too…hmmm…what to do, lol. =) And I have a few other projects that I want to get done up. I have a whole basket of items cut out ready to sew…well, they’re not all cut out…but I have the material ready to cut…and I really want to make a whole whack of those tag teethers (for when I’m actually able to get a table at a market)…but we’ll see how this week goes. Tomorrow is cleaning day since we were away on Saturday. Yeah! =)