Basketball and hockey are finishing up in the next weeks, and I have been looking at the calendar trying to see when to schedule some contests and swaps here at Sewing Mamas. I thought I might trace out some patterns, but my table currently looks like this:
So, I suppose tackling that mess will have to be first on my list. How’s your sewing space look? Hopefully it was not taken over by library books and sports cones!
I do have the latest Women’s Ottobre pattern magazine here, but I just haven’t been feeling very Spring-like. My husband is hoping I will get to the Jalie men’s t-shirt pattern I picked up a month (or two? or three?) ago.
The weather is supposed to shift next week, I am hoping that will also bring a shift in my sewing!
Talk to you soon,
More sewing! This is design #40 from the fall 2013 Ottobre Design magazine in a size 134. I think it could use another inch or so in the sleeves. It fits right now, but it would be better if it still fit come January. This is the picture I got when I asked Jack to just stand nicely.
The fabric is a sweatshirt knit that was used for a dye disaster, making it perfect for a tester. It is really soft, and Jack likes it, so we’re just going with it. :)
I was told this is his superhero pose. (Note, I did not ask for a superhero pose.)
I have no idea what is going on here. He’s 8.
Overall, he likes it. The pockets seem to want to keep turning out, so I may do something different there next time. Perhaps a kangaroo pocket on the front instead of the side seam pockets… I have some bamboo velour that I dyed some years ago that would look much better sewn up than it does on my shelf, so we’ll see what happens.
There has been quite a bit of sewing going on here, believe it or not!
This is a well-loved pattern around here. My notes on this one include that I added 3.25″ to it the last time I made the size 10. Without processing the date I wrote on there, I added the same this time in making them for Jack, who is 8. Or eight and a half, as he would probably say. Closer to eight and three quarters, really, but who’s counting?
Anyway, now that my brain has had time to actually think about the date, I realize that the last time I used this pattern, I was sewing for Jack’s older brother, who was 11 at the time. So, I guess I will hope that this kid likes robots for a couple more years, because these are definitely going to be too long. Ooops.
Maybe Jack will be so impressed with the really cool drawstring elastic waist that he won’t notice the fact that they are too long? Most likely he will notice, but won’t care because he is, after all, an 8 year old boy. And that’s okay. Plus, too long is much better than the too short pair he has been wearing from the pile of last year’s winter jammies.
Disclaimer: The book being given away today was provided by C&T Publishing. No monetary compensation was provided for this posting. The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links and benefit Sewing Mamas when purchases are made through the links.
We are giving away a copy of Bandana-rama – Wrap, Glue, Sew: Kids Make 21 Fast & Fun Craft Projects
Here are a couple fun projects from this book:
Bandana Book Cover
Bandana Shoulder Bag
The drawing closes at midnight on Monday, October 20, so get those entries in! Sorry international friends, this giveaway is open only to US residents.
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I bought these Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips some time ago because I already had these little red ones and I thought bigger ones would be nice to have, though I wasn’t really sure what I was going to use them for.
As it turns out, they are really handy for embroidery. When I have bigger pieces that I am embroidering on, I usually end up holding parts out of the way of the embroidery hoop. My daughter wanted her name on her basketball bag. The side of the bag bounced about, even though I had rolled and scrunched it up. The clips were wide enough to hold onto the scrunched up bag and made it so much easier to control.
ps – I think we’re due for a giveaway, so check back tomorrow to see what I have for you! :)