Friday, April 11, 2008

time for sewing!



Yesterday was 2nd Thursday craft day at one of our MOPS mentors houses...the same lovely place I've learned to do so many fun sewing projects. This week, however, I decided I didn't need yet another big bag--the project the group was doing. But I had bought some fabric and patterns back in February with the intention of making cute springy outfits for the girls...but alas, it is April, and I hadn't yet found the time (or courage...I have only sewed from a pattern or made clothing one other time...and that was with LOTS of assistance from my mom!) to bust out the fabric and pattern and get going. (As a sidenote, I also had decided to forgo crafty projects that took much more than one nap-time to complete...to many other things were being neglected while I holed up in my "craft-coma".) Anyway...I figured there was no better time than 2nd Thursday craft day to tackle my project...no kiddos under foot (one of Kathy's (the craft day hostess) friends babysits for all of our kids at no charge!), some sewing expertise from Kathy to help answer my questions, and time...sweet blessed time.

I was able to finish all of Elizabeth's outfit except the elastic in the waist and the buttons and button-holes on the top of the arms. When we got home I did go ahead and make Kate's (which took significantly less time since I knew exactly what I was doing) while the girls napped. I was able to do buttonholes and finishing touches once they were in bed. I used a pattern but tweaked it and added some "flair" (the extra fabric at the bottom of the pants that compliments the shirt)....and they ended up being just what I had envisioned when I first discovered the fabric! Now I think I'm going to make some shoes for Kate with the leftover scraps and perhaps a hairbow for Elizabeth.

What do you think?!
{lovin' on sissy so hard that they fell over!}

9 comments:

Leslie said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE... can I say that anymore. Im impressed, sewing for me is almost painful. I want to learn, or take a class, but I dont' know anyone that knows.... ughhh..

okay so I have questions about the CVS game... can I email you?

Carrie said...

Amanda, I must say that I am more than SUPER impressed! Words don't even describe how cute those are! You did a fabulous job!
And by the way, I know all about the craft coma. It's a tricky little disorder, isn't it?

By the way, I have gone to CVS twice this week. I spent a total of $30 and got back $21 in ECBs. I am TOO excited to get the paper and flyer on Sunday. It's the little things....

God bless :)

Lisa said...

amazing - they look adorable....

Rebecca said...

beautiful! i love those outfits you made for the girls. and they look so adorable wearing them! i've tried making clothes before, but i'm just not very good at it. although, seeing your cute matching outfits makes me want to try it again. we'll see.

Amy said...

Wow! You did an awesome job! I bought all these patterns for Lilla last year with the intention of making them, but never got around to one. Now she's out of that size, bummer!! They were super cute but I think I was out of my league in a big way!

You should totally make them and sell them on etsy!!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

CUTE CUTE OUTFITS!!! Those are precious!! :) Love your blog!!

Leslie said...

would love to hear your scenario for tanning lotion, so curious?

Wendi said...

Brown and pink has got to be the cutest color combination for little girls. LOVE the outfits! You did such a great job! The pictures of your girls are adorable! Ofcourse you have some very photogenic little ones, so I'm sure great photos are not difficult to achieve! :) I'll be back! Since I am a female minority at my house I will enjoy the girly-ness of your blog...
Even our cat and dog are boys. :)

Shanna said...

So STINKIN' cute! Nice job on those!!