Tuesday, September 11, 2012
It's been awhile, I know
My husband reminds me often how I have not updated. Well it's been busy and not a ton has been accomplished and yet some has. I have been baby sitting the grand baby so some days no sewing gets done, some times days and days at a time. But now the boy is getting older and less clingy, more independent so I am able to do more. I also post lots of finished projects on my face book instead of posting here. It's pure laziness really. I just snap a pic and upload it with my phone instead of getting the big camera out so I can load them here. This summer I had the pleasure of testing 3 patterns from Melly Sews She has created a whole book of Blank Slate Patterns all for boys. I love it! There is such a huge hole in the market when it comes to patterns for boys. Every thing is for girls and it drives me crazy when I am trying to find some thing to sew for the grandson. You can buy these patterns in a booklet and can make a whole wardrobe of basic patterns that would be so simple to embellish. I tested the blank T, the prepster pull over and the jeans. Loved them all. The instructions are so simple and clear. The prepster pull over even taught me how to install a yoke. I had actually started a shirt for me in the beginning of the summer that has one and because I just could not understand what the instructions were saying about it I set it aside. Now, because of her instructions with this pattern I completely understand what I'm supposed to do! Made By Rae I can't say enough good things about this pattern and I have praised her pattern before. She is very meticulous to make sure they are easy to follow and the instructions are very clear. I have used this pattern for jammy t's and every day t's. Because my grandson's body temp is so hot I always make the short sleeve version. Whipstitch fabrics I took her online kids clothing course and learned so so much. I loved it and walked away with so many great patterns and skills that I can reuse until Alec is at least 7 or 8 years. Awesome! If you want to learn to sew clothes for kids defiantly take this course next time it is offered!! This version of the over most I made into shorts and I have a plan to make a couple more for the winter time. I love how these are lined so I can choose a nice flannel for our super cold winters if I'd like.