Friday, September 21, 2012

New Round of Projects

I've sort of been cheating on knitting for the instant gratification of the sewing machine.  It might be wrong, but it just feels so gooooood.

I've been working on a fall wardrobe for my baby girl.  So far, we have a couple of dresses, a jacket, and I'm currently working on a pair of corduroys.  Add leggings and a sweater/sweatshirt or two and it's everything Lucy will need!

This is a recycled shirt of the Bubba's. I modified this pattern.

Play dress. I'm not sure I love the V-neck on my 4 year old?
Maybe I'm just so used to seeing her in crew neck everything, but the V looks so grown up...
I made up the pattern for this one.
This is from the summer, but she'll be sporting it with a sweatshirt, I'm sure.
It's a favorite. I used an acutal pattern for this one!





















This is an experiment gone very right.  I wanted to figure out how to make something reversible, wanting to do a bright corduroy (or something) jacket, so I bought this fabric to make a template with since it was on super sale.

I made up the pattern.  It turned out so cute and cozy, I might not even make the corduroy one!
And, you can't *really* sew without at least trying your hand at quilting, right?

This was my first try.  It's ok. I learned a lot in the making of it.


 So then I made this one in an hour glass pattern for a friend's new baby, Thea. I did a way better job, and I just love the way it turned out.


I made my own applique with fusible interfacing and zig-zag stitched it on.


























I haven't COMPLETELY stopped knitting.  I'm working on a hooded sweater jacket with toggles for Johnny. Something like this pattern, but I'm kind of winging it with some super soft grey yarn... (Poor second-child/boy-child. It's so much more FUN to outfit a girl!)  The Bubba just laid some pinstriped pants to rest, so I'm looking forward to salvaging what I can to try to make Johnny some pinstriped overalls with them!

After I'm done with these couple of things I'm not sure what I'll do with myself.  Everyone will have a full wardrobe.  

Wait.  What am I saying?  It'll be Christmas next!

8 comments:

Carrie said...

You are freaking amazing- those clothes and the quilts look great!

Elizabeth said...

OMG. First, you do know that Lucy is the most adorable creature who ever lived, right? Secondly, those clothes! That you made! SOOO amazing!

Erica said...

I can't believe you made all that stuff! About how long does one quilt take you? I quilted before Anna was born and would love to pick it up again. Also, the stripe v neck is my favorite. It is adorable.

Elsha said...

Those are SO cute! You're making me want to get out my sewing machine and make some stuff. If only I didn't already have a million other projects going...

Shelby said...

I don't think I knew that you sew too! And your stuff is beautiful! I totally can't believe you're making up your own patterns.

Jessica said...

Clearly your next project is teaching ME how to do all that.

Erica said...

I can't think of anything that intimidates me more than sewing.

Lisa said...

You are a superhero rockstar on the crafting! I am amazed at what you turned out by using scraps and NO PATTERN. Seriously. Rockstar. And quilting for the heck of it? Rockstar!