A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sewing for the girls

When my big kids were much younger, I used to sew almost all the children's clothes.  It's been several years since I've been very productive in the sewing room, mostly just a project here and there.


But I'm slowly kicking things up a little bit.  I think I've mentioned that our dentist is next door to Hobby Lobby.  Taking the kids every 6 months gives me a chance to add some fresh fabric to the stash, which usually inspires a bit of sewing.


The dress is Katie's, the skirt is Hannah's.  The dress is a Big 3 pattern I've been using for ages.  Hannah had several tops from that pattern.  The skirt is a Kwik Sew pattern that I used to use for Annaliese and Brianna.  (It's also the same one I used to Hannah's first day of school Panda Skirt, and for the Very Hungry Caterpillar skirt.)


Katie "models" while Eli plays on the computer.


I love that Hannah and Katie are okay with matching.  I remember when Josiah and Samuel decided they were done with me making them matching shirts.

I have a bunch of pants going for Luke right now.  I hope I guessed right on his size for the winter!  It feels good to be creating again.

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12 comments:

  1. What gorgeous outfits! Wish I could sew better!

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    1. These are super easy, Susan. I'm sure you could do it!

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  2. fun, fun,
    I have two new girls too and I should sew them up some matching dresses. :)
    Danette

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    1. I'd love to see pictures if you do! I remember your big girls in their long dresses and bonnets. :)

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  3. They're so cute! (The girls and the clothes. :)). I know you're sewing because it's a fun hobby, but I'm just curious if it also saves you any money from buying new?

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  4. This are beautiful! You are so talented.

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  5. You've done a wonderful job Shecki! I love to sew too but haven't for a little while. I should get back at it too.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. What do you like to sew, Jennifer?

      I think if my sewing room got more sunlight I'd spend more time in there.

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