Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
My boys have a pair of shorts that they wont take off, its about 15C here during the day (reached 20 today *woot*) and so true to daddy's genetic code, they don't feel the cold! But I cant let them run around in shorts in winter, so I made them some pants. Please excuse the pics, we still don't have a new camera so these were taken with my phone.
I used top stitching thread to top stitch the pockets and also the knee.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
here , thank you to the host for the opportunity.
Posted by Carolyn at 2:02 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Posted by Carolyn at 12:35 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
Anyone know how to get a girly 3yo to wear PJs that are not pink?
PS as per usual these were not to the exact pattern or instructions. I was given some cotton velour so I did m own 'thing' to cope with the velour. Also used bought bias rather than home made, as I really didn't want to attempt cotton velour bias (is it even possible!?)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I have used white overlocking so that you can see it, if you use the overlocker please be sure to also stitch it as well, as the overlocking is not strong enough on such a high wear seam.
So you have 2 legs of the pants, already sewn at the side and middle seams.
Turn one leg the right way out
Slide the leg that's the right way out into the leg that is the wrong way out. So that the legs face right sides to right sides the front leg should be at the front and the back at the back, middle seam against the middle seam, side seam against side seam.
Pin it so that the seams match. the crotch seam matching the crotch seam etc...
I then sew from the crotch to the waist.
Say hello to the sock monkey that Tyler insisted on being in the pics!
Go back and sew the other side of the crotch.
So it comes out looking like this (hello monkey!)
Turn the legs the wrong way out and inspect your handy work.
Now turn it the right way out, and again inspect :D
Now go ahead and finish the waist band and around the ankles,
Hope this has helped, please lmk if there is anything that I need to change or improve. This is my first 'tutorial' so I am learning.
I have edited this to add that I have used the overlocker, I would suggest that if you do the same to use the sewing machine as well as it is a high stress seam.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Posted by Carolyn at 8:13 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I must admit, I get quite jealous of these sewers who manage to do it all. I really don't. I thought it was great today when I got to trace some patterns during the day. But I have found that the days where I plug my sewing machine in, is the day where dinner is rushed. So I am yet to be able to find the balance. I still want to be able to spend time with my kids before they grown up too quickly, I want to teach my little boy how to cook, as he enjoys it so much, and how to swing on his own. You know the drill... It has been approx 15y since I read my last book! I am so ashamed of that. But I guess you cant have everything with 4 kids ranging from 15m to 5yo.
So I am sitting here, ignoring my dirty floors as I really want to get these longies knitted. Its getting colder and I want Lily to get some wear out of them. I really need to cut out these jeans for the boys, might do that tomorrow night. Must admit much of my time is wasted browsing on here looking for wonderful fabrics to spend money on when my money tree fruits...
So if anyone has any wonderful ideas where I can craft, be a mum, wife and nurse, and maintain healthy relationships please lmk :D