Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back in the Groove

This past weekend I got back into the sewing groove! I made a pair of pajama pants for Keaton out of this adorable cars flannel. Wow, talk about a fast easy project. He LOVES them. This kid grows out of pajamas faster than anyone! He isn't even 4 and his 4T's are way to short. So I made these plenty big with a large hem so that we can let them out when they get too short in a few months! Keaton was so very excited to get something made for him!


Making sure that they "sleep" ok!
I then spent WAY too much time on this skirt from Sandi Henderson's book "Sewing Bits and Pieces". This was not even on my "project list" but I have been waiting and waiting for this book from the library and finally got it. It only had a 14 day check-out so I thought I better whip up this skirt in a hurry! It only uses scraps.... 56 pieces total.... 6 each of 9 prints! That was a perfect way for me to use the little pieces I had of leftover fabric from different projects. I had decided that I would NEVER make this pattern again because that is a LOT of ruffles (5 strips of 40 inch fabric for the bottom cream ruffle alone! That is 200 inches!!!!!) and 56 rectangles.... all top stitched..... you get the picture! However.... Tiana took one look at it and fell in love.....
it twirls so nicely.....
looks so cute when she sits....
makes this girl grin from ear to ear......
and makes her jump REALLY high......
Here is a close up. I finished off two spools of thread (granted they had been used some... but not a ton) and went through 5 bobbins!

But she loves it so it was worth every minute!
I added the flower at the very end to break up the cream top portion. The flower is on a pin so it can be moved around also. I had originally planned to put pink polkadots as the waist band but ended up going with a simple cream to show off the ruffles.
And on a completely different note, Keaton is all signed up for preschool!!! They also spent the afternoon jumping off the couch.

Camden trying.... he bends WAY down then stands back up, thinking he has jumped but not going anywhere! He didn't get hurt this way and thought he was jumping just like his brother and sister!

5 comments:

Shana said...

Wow!! Adorable skirt, and I'm so impressed with your sewing!

Shana said...

Wow!! Adorable skirt, and I'm so impressed with your sewing!

Cassandra said...

Nice work, mama! I love that skirt out of that book as well, but everytime I look at it, I know there is no way I have the energy for it right now. Yours turned out gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Kyla...that skirt is to die for -- absolutely darling! I love it! Projects like that make you feel like putting a tag on the outside telling JUST how much time it takes to do all those ruffles. I felt that way after making the Nie Nie skirt; I didn't want to even look at a ruffle for awhile.

lenaya said...

I think that's the cutest skirt that I've ever seen. Wonderful job!!!