It's been awhile since I really sewed much. Little bits of things here and there and some mending, but not much "real" sewing. Part of the problem has of course been time! But I got bit by the bug last week (or the week before?) and bought some new patterns.
The first FO is from this new Oliver+S pattern I bought. Click on the image to go to the pattern at Oliver+S. Sooo cute!
Here's my variation. Aren't you impressed that the only thing NOT from my stash were the buttons? The red knit is from a bin of fabric I got from my IL's friend. The blue linen-look is from a cotton IKEA curtain. The Curious George was just in my bins. I cut out motifs from the print and appliqued them all over. E is very happy with his Curious George clothes. I will definitely be using this pattern again. It was easy to sew and came out great.
This is for Big M. He likes sweatshirts and is forever in need of pants. Can we all take a moment of silence to mourn the fact that the sweatshirt fits me?
The pants and top are both from the 1/2010 issue of Ottobre. I have plans to make him a coordinating t-shirt as well. Just as soon as I find a knit I like. I want a stripe or a subtle woodland type pattern. Do you know how stinkin hard it is to find decent knit prints for boys?? Well, boys over 4?
Anyway, the top is design #38, the New Generation sweatshirt. I made a size 152. I hope it's big enough. The body is from a cotton french terry I found at Mill End. It's grey with a thin brown stripe. The inner collar is a stone wall print from Moda. M likes the pockets in the middle. Oh, and the cuffs are some random bit of teal ribbing I had in my stash.
The pants use more the Moda Stone Wall and are made from ripstop cotton. Also from Mill End. They are design #40, Casual Cut sweatpants. I know, I know, the pattern is for a stretch knit. And I worried about it the whole time I was sewing them. But I think it turned out okay. I left out the drawstring and just used the elastic on its own. I really should have used contrasting topstitch thread. The pockets have a neat topstitch detail that just doesn't show up in this picture. Oh well. I like them anyway.
The plan for the t-shirt is to 1--find a knit I like. Then I'm going with a design from a previous Ottobre that has a cotton placket on the shirt. I'll use the stone print again on the placket and in an accent tab. Then the teal ribbing for the sleeve and neck edgings. That should tie it all into a complete outfit.
I also have black and red fabric to do a jacket and shirt for G. He wants an outfit too, but he wants jeans. I've made jeans for the kids before, so I suggested I improve upon a rtw pair of jeans. He's okay with that. Phew!
Then, to include baby M (of course!), I have coordinating apple print, stripe and dots. She will get the pinafore dress and pants from Ottobre 1/10 and a cotton top from (I think) 1/2006. This should all keep me occupied for a while.
BUT, I also want to do some sewing for me. I just have a hard time finding the right fabric for the right pattern. You know? That and I live in jeans or yoga pants and t-shirts. So I have a hard time justifying the time and expense of sewing something new.