By request: blue foxes for E and pink foxes for C.
You didn’t think they always got along, did you? They do pretty well though.
Today’s Fanfare project is a pair of flannel pants that I made for Elliot. You didn’t think I would just sew clothes for the girl, did you?
One of the reasons I love Pinterest is that it gives me so many ideas for sewing for Elliot (you can see my “Elliot” board here). And I love seeing when someone else uses a pin for inspiration on a sewing project, so I’m going to show you the pin that inspired these pants, even though I’m a little embarrassed that these pants really didn’t quite hit the mark. If you look at that link, you can maybe see that what I was going for here was something like sweatpants, with a knit…
I had considered making her a matching Flashback Tee to go with them, but this morning she put together this genius ensemble, making me wonder why I ever bother making matching clothes for her. I can’t say it would have ever occurred to me to put these two things together, but it works (shirred Pierrot tunic blogged here).
They look a little puffy in the bum, but that’s because there’s an entire ruffled hem tucked in there.
Here are some “new” poses she insisted on (please don’t pin these…
I’ve been seeing lots of project roundups from last year pop up on other people’s blogs over the past week, and I realized how much I enjoy them. I love seeing a bunch of things from the entire year presented in one place! So satisfying. It just appeals to my visual side. So I started to look through all of my projects from this past year to see if I could sum up my 2012 projects in photos. It turns out that’s a pretty big job, yikes. At the same time, I definitely started to see some general trends. For instance, I sewed a TON of stuff for me this year, especially dresses and tops (YAY!!):
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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….four colly* birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
….and Rae gave to me a Charlie Tunic sewing pattern!
As you can see, there is no shortage of cute going on here:
Check out the Charlie Tunic Photo Pool on Flickr HERE.
The tunic looks just as adorable as a dress, which is easily done using the…
This week, as part of my personal countdown to KCWC, I’m throwing pictures at the blog of things I’ve made for the kids this year that never got blogged. It’s my own little challenge, to try and “clean out the virtual closet” before I go and make more clothes for them next week. I’ll even show you some of the new kids patterns I’ve been working on. Fun Fun!
I cut these pants out last December (you may remember me bemoaning my chronic procrastination and the ginormous pile of unfinished projects in a post entitled Overcoming Christmas Craft-Related Despair, this was one of those projects, I declared at the time that they would someday become “the Awesomest Pair…
Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge is coming up next week. I always feel a little sheepish participating, because I actually *do* have plenty of time to sew each week (the challenge is to take 1 hour every day and sew for your kids) because I am already lucky enough to have 2 or 3 days each week when the kids are both in preschool and kindergarten, and I’ve designated that time very strictly as “work-time” so that I can write blog posts, design patterns, and sew. It’s surprising though how little of that time actually turns into real sewing time for stuff for my kids though, so KCWC is a great motivator for me to look through the closet, find the gaps, and make the things…
I’m so excited to be part of Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea Blog Tour today! I’m going to show you the adorable Charlie Tunic I made for Elliot with two of the Out to Sea prints, along with a tutorial on how to add the button placket.
The Out to Sea collection is absolutely stunning. Sarah is so talented! We met last Spring at Quilt Market and got to see this collection first hand in all of its glory. I also really love her first line, Children at Play, with sweet illustrations that show the carefree days of childhood. I think it’s great that her fabric collections have both featured a number of designs for BOYS! …
One of the projects I worked on at the Weekend Sewing workshop a couple weeks ago was an Oliver+S Schooldays Jacket for Elliot. The moon fabric is from the Far Far Away II collection by Heather Ross, and the flannel inside is by Robert Kaufman.
When Elliot is riding in the car he gets really excited when he sees the moon. He’ll point out the window and yell, “there’s the MOON!!!” It’s cute. What really kills me is that when we turn a corner and he sees the moon again a few minutes later he’ll yell, “ANOTHER MOON!” It’s as if, in his little universe, there are more moons around every corner. And of course this fabric just…
If you’re wondering what the title of this post has to do with a tennis racket, you’re obviously not my kid.
Hard to decide if it’s more fun to play tennis or rock out with it, really…
Two rockstars are always better than one:
(She’s holding my old racket here, but don’t worry, we bought another one in her size this weekend. Wimbleton here we come)
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