OK, so not a very creative name for my serger (a Brother 1034D; I know someone’s going to ask), but we’re still stuck on the baby name, so all my name-picking energy is being directed thataway. It’s been the machine of choice around here because 1) I found myself short on 2T summer clothes for Elliot and knits are the obvious answer and 2) It’s so QUICK.
I used an Ottobre T-shirt pattern (issue summer 3/2006) and a trace of another pair of pj pants E has to make this pair of pajamas for him:
These were a test run for some PJ’s out of another knit material I bought (with submarines!) at SewZanne’s, hopefully you’ll see those soon. Here’s the recipient modeling them, but only because he was bribed with sprinkles (yes, the kind that are completely artificial…sigh). Although I have to say, a pinch of sprinkles goes a LONG way for a toddler with limited dexterity.
I just love using old clothes to make stuff for Elliot; it’s hard enough to find good fabric for boys, so reusing thrift pile stuff instead is extremely gratifying. I know I’ve seen a bunch of great tutorials online on how to make baby pants (feel free to share more in the comments section), but here’s a great one from Dana of MADE.
:: Miscellany ::
Lickety Split Thanks
Thanks to everyone for your support of the Lickety Split Pattern launch earlier this week! I’ve been shocked and amazed at its popularity and am so glad that so many of you are enjoying it. Instant download seems to be working really well, and helps me avoid potential problems when folks don’t get my pattern emails, so I may move the other patterns over there too eventually. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!
I won the Top Tutorial Sewing Category over at luvinthemommyhood! Thanks so much for all your votes! It was such an honor to win in the midst of such fabulous competition.
MadeByRae Maternity Leave
After the Dr’s visit I had on Monday, I wouldn’t be surprised if Baby #2 comes early, so I want to give fair warning that I’m going to be taking my “maternity leave” a little earlier than expected.
I appreciate your patience with me as I’ll need to slow things down around here for awhile (yes, I’m aware I’m not all that speedy to begin with…). And since I know many of you are experienced in the multiple-child-department, I’m going to try to gather as much advice as I can. Any tips from anyone out there on transitioning from one kiddo to two?