Anywho, back to the hopscotch pattern. I made 7. Yes, 7. In two days. Luckily it is a reeeally quick pattern, especially when you assembly line them like I do:) I timed myself and each one takes around 30 minutes. Not too bad! And I think they are such a great staple. But don't worry, I didn't make them all in the same size!
L-R, size 12m, size 18m, (behind) size 7, size 18m- those are all tops, size 12m, size 12m, size 18m all dresses.
I have a problem, none of my kids need clothes!! But I *need* to sew... for my sanity... :) So though the twins are in 6m, I made 12m for them. Abby only needs a 6, but I was lazy and I didn't want to trace of that size since I had just traced off 12m and 18m. here are Abby's previous hopscotch tops... She has worn the blue one once, and the other one two or three times....Grr. But I plan on weeding out all of her RTW clothing so she wont have a choice pretty soon. And to be honest, I didn't remember I made the blue one or I wouldn't have made her another one!! (Do I ramble a lot? I feel like I do.) And I am also going to gift a few to my one and only niece. I have a few other items on my list for her too, easy to spoil since she is the only one! (For another few months:) Plus she measures in to the 18m range for O+S so I can use leftovers from my other projects. You don't mind she will dress like my kids, do you Kim? If so, she doesn't have to wear them. But like I said, I need to sew, ha!
I ran out of purple thread, so the sleeves and hem are just serged and need to be finished. This yardage was meant to be a shirt for me, but it shrunk too much. That's okay, I don't really need horizontal stripes on my body.
This one was made from the remnants of my first hopscotch.
I bought this one for Abby online when I got a robot and car print for Jack. I could add one more yard and not have the shipping go up. Two yards and it would have increased. So I had to order one more yard, right? I was being frugal:) (I just realized it is kind of hard to see the print, but it is rainbows, there is a closeup later in the post)
So I cut out Abby's and thought I would make a dress in either 18m to give to my niece, but then I got looking at the amount I had left and thought I maybe could squeak out a 12m and 18m shirt. It became a game. I had to fussy cut a few of the pieces, and almost lost the game when I cut the bodice of the 18m both going the same direction instead of opposite. But I found a spot that had just enough left to get it. Success. Silly, but it made my night. I don't normally like to match my girls, but Abby will love it.
This one was a beast, it is veeery lightweight. I nearly threw it out the window. Or in the garbage. I had cut out all the other tops/dresses Sunday afternoon and that night I layed awake in bed imagining how cute this yardage would look as a long sleeve (with grey skinny leggings either ruched on the side or buttons near the hem) for a baby gift. We have lots of friends and family having babies soon and a few would be in the 6m range come fall. So I decided to make it in 12m first for my girls to see if I could stand working with it again. I am not sure I will.
I finally busted out my twin needle. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner! I think it made a big difference in my hems.
Did you make it through all that? Give yourself a high five! Oh, and thanks for reading:)