Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric

I am amazed at how fast my fabric addiction took hold!  So as promised in my earlier post here is my new fabric organizer thanks to Ikea.  I still have fabric out in my garage that my mom gave me when she was cleaning out and organizing her sewing room.  I love that I have so many options at my fingertips.  Plus it is on wheels so I can even take it into the kitchen to sew if I need to :)

I hope you like how my clothes are being shoved over more and more to make room for sewing.  Maybe some day I will have more room and can really have fun sewing !!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School Skirt

My Oldest daughter started kindergarten last week.  I have been wanting to make her some skirts for school.  I love the Oliver + S lazy days skirt pattern.  I make them all the time.  I also found a great pattern in the book Making Children's Clothes: 25 Stylish Step-by-step Sewing Projects for 0-5 Years.  So for this project I kind of combined the two.  In the book the skirt was made of corduroy and a matching material.  So I did corduroy and this fun material my mom gave me when she was cleaning out her sewing room. 

Don't the apples just scream fall and back to school.  I love it and I got it at Joann's.  The pattern in the book has a really cute pocket which I just had to add to this skirt.
Because my bottom material has the fuzzes on it I did the ribbon hem like the Oliver + S Pattern.  I also did my waist from that pattern I found the waist in the book to be more steps and I am all about easy!
She looked so great on her first day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pajama Pants

I love making my kids pajama pants.  They are so easy and in the winter I can do a heavier material or cotton for the summer.  My little guy had me buy this fun construction material and I made him pajama pants.  I use this easy Simplicity pattern.  Here is the thing though, I don't make shirts.  I get plain cotton t-shirts and sew on something that matches the pattern.  In the past I just cut something off the leftover scraps.  You can heat-n-bond it on and then zig-zag stitch around it.  Turns out cute every time.  For this shirt I used a dump truck scrap that was left over from his baby quilt.  Plus I was able to get the t-shirt at the dollar store! Isn't he handsome!!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Recovering Kids Table and chairs

I have been getting things ready for my preschool class that starts very soon.  I have a small table and chairs that  I have had for 6 years and some of them have been ripped for about 4.  And every year it just gets worse so I decided to recover the table and any chairs that were ripped.  I think it turned out pretty good.







I went with a cream colored vinyl from Joann's.  I figured that it would go with whatever color the frames were.