Tuesday, May 11, 2010

paved with good intentions.

ha well i spotted this on a few blogs that i visit-so i thought that it would be a great idea to join in, since i desperately need to get a bunch of things made for the kids before winter really kicks in. the idea is that you spend an hour per day for a week sewing kids clothes, and see what wonderful things you end up with at the end of the week, simple huh? the details are all here....

i had a few things languishing in my to-do drawer- a pair of lexi's pants that needed the waistband fixing, two pairs of merino pants that were never finished before eli was born (!!), and a short-sleeved shirt that i had cut out for eli.

problem one. my overlocker threads had all been terribly tangled by somebody...

(clock is ticking for my 1 hour already)

problem two. my sewing table has been invaded by a colony of monarchs. see-um, ok a close up then- 5 chrysalises and 5 caterpillars (subsisting on butternut squash). see? invaded.

so i had to deal to those first, and then managed to get sewing! i figured since today is day two of the challenge week i would have 2 hours to play with to make up for missed time...

3.5 hours later....
two little pairs of yummy merino pants, one pair with 'proper' cuffs, the other using pale purple fold-over-elastic.. i thought prior that i'd prefer the FOE method, but turns out i like the cuff look better.

and a wee zipped short-sleeved (rotated grr) shirt for eli-
it has cute tiny piggies on it :-)

lessons for the day- when sewing on a mission, a) don't use stretchy fabrics, b) don't choose shirts cos they have too many pieces, c) DON'T do anything with a zip.

anyone care to join in? lol...

2 comments:

I should be sleeping said...

Nice work!
Good to see you back on blogland too.
I know what you mean about shirts- I have the cutest shirt pattern waiting to be cut up and sewn ... But there's just too many pieces! I like the zip with yours.

Jo's Place said...

oooo you are doing this. I had a brief thought of doing this, probably should have, maybe next time LOL