Saturday, July 26, 2014
To make the bear print, I used the free dingbat font Farm & Wild Animals (the bear is lowercase m) and laid it out in my silhouette software, and cut it out on freezer paper. Then all I had to do was iron the freezer paper on the pattern piece and paint the bears in. I used a fabric medium mixed with black acrylic paint. For the shirt I used another free dingbat font KG Arrows.
If you've been following me this week you know that the fabric for these was leftover from an XL t-shirt after I made these leggings. Awesome!
And that's it for KCW Summer 2014! I think I was successful. 4 complete outfits for Christine and one pair of pjs for Jacob. Hooray for KCW!
Hmmmm I think this white background is starting to get a little repetitive... except I don't want to go outside for a photoshoot. It's over 100 degrees out there! What's a blogging girl to do?
day 4 sans peplum. I cut it from an old t-shirt of mine. It was in good condition, and it's a cute print right? so I just chopped it up.
Just a few more hours of KCW sewing. Except I haven't done any sewing yet today. Hmmm probably should get on that. And I need to wrestle Jacob down to get him to model his new jammies. I'll be back this evening with my final KCW photos.
Yesterday was Day 5, but the hubby was on-call last night, which meant he came home at 5:30, his pager went off 15 minutes later and he had to go back in to the hospital, came back 2 hours later, pager went off several times and he headed back to the hospital. Which means I took the kids the entire day without a single break :( I was exhausted after I got the kids in bed, so I watched Project Runway and then went straight to bed. So I'm posting yesterday's pictures and progress this morning.
But the shorts!!!! I love these shorts. I am going to make several more pairs of these.
"let it go, let it gooooOOOO"
There will be more posts coming today as I finish up my KCW list
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Today is Thursday, and I think I might actually finish my KCW list! The sewing was a little slow today, because today was swimming day. We go to our neighborhood pool twice a week with our friends. You would think it would wear out the kids and they would both have great naps giving me lots of sewing time. In fact the opposite is true. Playing at the pool gives my kids super energy, and drains me. So I'm exhausted and the kids refused naps. Totally worth it to have a lit bit of adult conversation though. Today we chatted about expensive hair spray, Ulta, and Etsy. I totally need conversations like that in my life.
Today's outfit is the saved tank top and blue shorts. Let's talk about the shorts first.Elegance and Elephants's Bubble Shorts. The pattern is $9 which you guys know is a lot for me to spend on a pattern, but it comes with 2 different styles and I bought it on sale for "Flip that Pattern" last summer (except I never flipped the pattern!). I think it's totally worth the money. It's a great pattern.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the blue is Kona cotton, and the inside of the waistband is from my scrap bin. THIS is the reason why I keep a basket full of scraps of my best fabric!
Today I painted the fabric for Jacob's pj's and they are SO DANG CUTE. I can't wait to finish them so I can share them with you! and I cut pieces for a pair of Spruce shorts for Jacob in a bicycle print. I did not watch Veronica Mars last night, which means no hand sewing happened, so that's what I'm off to go do next.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today is day three of Kids Clothes Week! That means some pieces are starting to get finished and outfits are ready to be photographed! woohoo!etsy shop, and man I am getting really fast at whipping up leggings!)
lollipop leggings and I added two rows of 1.5" ruffles.
Mae Tunic a free pattern from The Nest Creations. I adore the pleats on the back, but the width overwhelms Christine's petite figure. If I make the pattern again I will take out 2 pleats from the back (so about 4 inches). I cut a size 2 with a size 3 length, but I didn't need the extra length. I don't know if it bothers me enough to cut it down and re-hem it though.
The fabric is just remnants from past projects (Laguna stretch cotton Jersey from a bimma that I never posted about)
See you tomorrow with more photos!