Sunday, November 25, 2007

Did a little sewing

After my Friday posting binge, I got busy sewing on Saturday.

I finished my sister's, the chef-to-be, apron. It turned out pretty cute.

I'm worried it's not going to be enough coverage. This particular pattern is reported to fit size 4-24. I don't believe it. I'm tempted to get more of these fabrics and go with the Qwik Sew pattern that I know would cover well.

Anyway. Here's the recipe side.

















and the olive side.

















I started on the flannel sleep pants for the kids. If I had known how ridiculously easy this pattern was (Simplicity 3669), I would have cut out all four pairs at once. As it is, I only cut out one. These little britches were 35 minutes from the time I cut them out to hemming the last leg. It doesn't go much faster than that.



















I've decided I'm sizing impaired. I got both kids and measured them and came up with all kinds of odd stuff.

Caitlyn's size according to measurements: Height (size 6), waist (size 10), hips (size 7).

Sam's size according to measurements: Height (size 8), waist (size size 12), hips (size 7).

My scientific way of sizing was to take the three sizes and average them. I came out with a 10 for Sam and an 8 for Cait.

I had both kids try on the purple pants and they fit both in the waist and hips. The length was good for Sam, but Miss Shorty Britches needs about 4 inches cut off.

That doesn't look like much for all of the effort I put into yesterday.

Unfortunately, it's cold and the kids can't go out so they have cabin fever. I don't need them any sicker than they already are or I'd poke them out the door and wave as they headed for the treehouse. I broke up fights and separated kids most of the day. Definitely not how I like to spend my time.

3 comments:

Humble Origins said...

...Love, love, love that apron! And 35 min. to make pajama pants?! It would take me 35 min. just to get the pattern unfolded! lol... ;o)

...Great job & great stuff! :o)

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

See, I didn't tell you about wrestling with the pattern, tearing it, taping it, ironing it, melting the tape...

I don't tell all of my dirty secrets.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love that apron too, the colors are so cozy! You'll have to join our Farmgirls on Etsy team, just get ahold of Kay for details or I can probably steer you to her! And make a Esty mini for your blog too, all the more traffic the better!