Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oiver and S Bedtime Story Pajama Pants

A quick project for the younger DGKs--I made 3 pairs of pajama pants for the grands from the Oliver and S Bedtime Story Pajamas Pattern. Made B and C size 5 and a size 7 for S. Just for my records, B got a 15" inseam, C got a 17" inseam and S got the standard as made in pattern for her size.

Here's a quick picture of the pants and the pattern. I got the fabric from the JOS fabric coop. I think the kids will all enjoy them. Got the boys long sleeve red t shirts to go with and I will make DGD a t like the previous pink one. I hope I can find some red cotton lycra in the stash!

I was not aware that Ann at Gorgeous Fabrics was having a sew along, but I did these yesterday afternoon (Black Friday) and finished sewing the elastic today. So, I guess I unwittingly sewed along! I am going to make the kimono top from the pattern for DGD, by the way.

Happy Thanksgiving to the USA blogworld--and a happy holiday season to any readers who stop by.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Add an Ottobre t shirt...Pattern 301 for boys and girls

I had enough fabric for a t shirt and made one from the Ottobre 301 pattern size 134. Might be a little big, but she just keeps growing!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Twirly skirt and Jalie leggings

Here's a cute and quick skirt I made from this tutorial here

and a pair of leggings from Jalie's pattern. The leggings are a size K made from a beefy cotton lycra knit I got at JoAnns. Now I really am packing up most of the sewing stuff that is of concern to little people as they will be here in a couple of hours.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Two Tweaks done! Loes Hinse Ascot Tweak Pattern

I finished the silk tweed that was my desired garment--then I finished the linen one too. I like this pattern--easy, quick, and I think a bit dressier than a simple cardigan. The linen is from Fabric Mart, I think. It has been in the stash for a while. The silk tweed is from Casual Elegance, the wonderful fabric service run by Sharon. She and Loes work collaboratively to provide patterns and fabrics that work well together. I know I'll wear them both. Black pants, black skirt, jeans...other possibilities?

Now I have to pack up the loose sewing tools in preparation for the DGKs coming back to our house for a few days. My DGD loves to help me run my embroidery machine so we will be in the studio. I try to move pins, scissors, seam rippers, anything with sharp points.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ascot Tweak Jacket in progress

I have some black and white silk tweed fabric to make this--but I've never made this jacket before and wanted to test the pattern first. So, from the stash, I tried this rayon linen version. It is OK and will be finished before spring! I have enough fabric left for either pants or a skirt. I'm leaning more toward a skirt since it is linen and it does wrinkle. I love that Loes' patterns go together so well--one of the sleeves is a little puckery, but that is operator error, not the pattern.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Old Post--Added Photo of Princess Jacket

There is a post showing the Loes Hinse garments I made in Carmel. Somehow this photo was deleted, misplaced, messed up by the author, etc.

This is the new princess jacket paired with the silk blend Oxford pants. A rarity for a Loes Hinse jacket these days, there are actually functioning buttonholes in this jacket!

Covered snaps were a major element in current RTW Loes garments and the focus of a little tutorial for the seminar attendees.