Thursday, February 11, 2016
From The Sewing Room
I have made enough progress in the sewing room to have it serve as a functional space again, and I find myself sewing more, fancy that!
These 3-tiered skirts are made of a soft fine wale corduroy.
People used to say, when they found out I sewed my older kids' clothes when they were little, "Oh, it must be cheaper." Er, not really. First of all, there's all the fabric you buy that never actually turns into anything. And secondly, there's the clothes you buy to go with the clothes you sew, as was the case with these cute little brown tops and leggings.
I used these fruit and veggie fabrics to make terrycloth backed bibs for a friend when she had a baby. That baby is in grade school now, so it was time to use up the scraps. I'm thinking maybe purple quilt binding and brown minkee for the back.
Hannah has recently helping unload the dishwasher. Once I explained the difference between kitchen towels and dishtowels, I quickly realized that we needed a few more dishtowels. (The older kids simply skip the step of drying the dishes, which makes Mommy and Daddy a little crazy sometimes.) I had these towel blanks in the sewing room, waiting to be embroidered (ha!) so I appliqued some little pre-cut butterflies on them.
More using up scraps. The tiny ones are denim/Very Hungry Caterpillar, the middle ones ended up being perfect coordinates, despite being bought at totally different times, and the Planes ones are for Luke. (I pinned the sizes to the smaller ones so I wouldn't forget what they are before they find new homes.)
The inner fabric of the planes pants (and the middle ones above) was left over from sewing I did for the toddlers when they were here.
My next project is going to be to replace a cover on a throw pillow. By the time I get that done, it will probably be time to make the girls' sparkly shamrock shirts.
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