Here’s a second run at this pattern. I took three additional inches out of the rise and it is much better. Zoe cut about three inches from her hair, and it is also much better. :)
This pair is fully lined. They are currently serged at the bottom and folded up for a cuff. Since we should have warmer weather in a couple months and Zoe will likely grow up but not significantly in the waist, I will hem them next fall. I told her these are weekend house pants or pj pants only, not school pants. Here’s the difference in the rise:
The other thing I did differently on this pair is I understitched the pockets. This helps keep them inside the pants so they don’t try to roll out.
It looks like this inside the pocket:
I traced these in a size 12 with an inch off the top of the rise for Zoe and then added two inches to the length.
This picture was just after her basketball game, I suspect she won’t be so willing to model without prepping in a few years!
Zoe loves them, but… they are huge in the rise. I should take out at least 3 inches, maybe 4 if I make them again. And, since the rise is so long, she’s stepping on the hems. Good news is, I think the length I added will be just about right once I adjust the rise.
Some time ago (think 4-5 years), I bought some fabric. (This shocks no one.)
This particular fabric was super wide Malden Mills 100wt fleece. It was wide enough for a queen size blanket. And it must have been a good price, because though I have used some here and there over the years, I still had 10 yards of it taking up space here.
Now, it is also yellow, which does not actually match anything I have. However, my mom was raving about the Malden Mills fleece sheets she had bought on QVC. Apparently they were so wonderful that my sister had also bought some. However, since they were $59.00 plus $9.97 s/h, I decided yellow was a perfectly fine color for sheets.
My 10 yards of fleece is now one queen size flat sheet, one queen size fitted sheet, one queen size blanket (that looks suspiciously like the flat sheet), and one twin size blanket. And, I’ve used up the huge pile of yellow fleece that was taking up storage space in my sewing area. Win!
And, in the stash game spirit of sewing up ALL the things, I used the last of my Snoopy fleece for a cozy blanket for the basement.
Last week, there was much discussion about IKEA’s plans to discontinue the very popular Expedit shelving units.
These stacks of cubes provide safe storage for many a fabric stash, so there was great panic when word came they were going away.
Initially, only line drawings were available, but on Friday, IKEA provided an image of the Kallax unit.
The interior dimensions of the Kallax units are the same as Expedit’s.
Gizmodo reported that this design change likely has more to do with IKEA’s pledge to be a more sustainable company than it does aesthetic design. IKEA is #3, behind only Home Depot and Lowe’s, in wood consumption. If IKEA sells millions of these units every year, this slight reduction in the outer edges really could make a difference.
I think it will be okay.
(images provided for distribution by IKEA)
I have some more IKEA organizing to show you, but first, how about some fun decoration for your space?
These buttons are sure to add some cheery spring fun:
I saw button fabric in the fabric department some time ago, but the scale was so large I was at a loss for what to do with it. Here is a fun idea – put it under the chair mat!
No chair mat? How about this button rug? Fun, right?