More pants for Trevor. I love this print and when I saw the fabric I knew I had to make pants for Trevor from it. He even has a elephant shirt that is the same blue. It makes a wonderful spring outfit. Figuring out the seams for the cuffs was a bit fiddley, but I found a way to make it work. I'm enjoying the freedom of sewing without a set pattern and directions.
I've been knitting on the sleeves for Anneliese's sweater and the Swallowtail Shawl a little bit. It's slow going and I'm having a hard time denying myself the pleasure and satisfaction of a quickly completed project, like making a pair of pants in a night.
Why, they are all freezer paper stencils I did this weekend. These shirts are for Tamera's baby due in May. This was much easier that I thought it would be. There will be lots of freezer paper stencils in my family's
I haven't felt much like knitting lately, but I have been enjoying doing a bit of sewing. On one of our last trips to Jo-Ann's Anneliese saw some Curious George fabric and begged me to make her something with it. We decided on some pajamas. This was my first time sewing set-in sleeves. She loves them and often spends the whole day in them. The details:
Pattern: Burda 9747 in size 110 Fabric: Flannel Curious George print 1.5 yards Buttons: 4 Fire Engine Buttons Time to complete: Two evenings
I've had a few rolls of Malden Mills fleece rolling around in my craft closet for a few years, purchased when they were closing their Seattle store. I've been wanting to make fleece pants for the whole family from them and started with the smallest member.
Trevor's pants and shirt were designed, cut and sewn without a pattern. The shirt is a bit wide and I'm not entirely pleased with how the v-neck collar turned out, but it was fabulous to design something myself. There is a definite learning curve for sewing fleece.
I've knit two rows each night for the last two nights on my Grandmother's Swallowtail Shawl. I am determined to finish it.