I have been sewing quite a bit, but not blogging. Do you ever get that way? I have always maintained I blog as my journal, to remember what I changed or kept or what I thought of the pattern, the sweet comments from people are just a bonus. I am getting behind on my journal, but sometimes cute little kids get in the way of what I want to do, ha!
So, first up of things sewn but not blogged, an outfit for our family pictures for Sam.
I used the Charlie Sweatshirt, a free six month sized pattern. I hemmed and hawed and struggled with what I wanted to make for him, nothing seemed quite right. I saw this pattern two days before I needed it and printed it immediately. The fit was spot on, I was thrilled.
Knowing I was going to pair the shirt with his orange jeans I topstitched the elbow pads (what's the technical word?) with the same orange thread I used for the pants.
This knit was awful, when I ironed it it stuck to my machine! What?! I've never had that happen.
The pants are the Small Fry Skinny Jeans size 6 months, but modified a bit. I made them once before for Sam and absolutely loved them. So much so, that I cut out a stack of them and have been slowly working on them. I could never be a sweatshop worker. I finished up all but Abby's, so at least I am close. Jack's don't fit at all, sadly, even though he measures in to the size smaller than what I made. Anyway, so I decided to skip the flat felled seams on the inside of the leg and took a smaller seam allowance on the sides and when sewing the back legs together to give him a little more room since my kids are apparently giants and not really made for skinny jeans.
I chose the half fly with topstitching. I skipped the belt loops, but kept all the fun stuff like the coin pocket and lots of topstitching.
I even topstitched the back pockets, even though they totally blend in. I couldn't help myself... I am only a little crazy, most days.
I super duper love the pants pattern and highly recommend it. I need to sew the button hole on for the twins pants and finish up Abby's, they are all getting antsy for them! That's what I get for showing them what's in the pipe line;)
P.S. his shoes are the moccs I made for him here.