I did it his way.

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Now the fun part is on the outside. I am a little concerned about how this effects his drawer of easy mix and match clothes but I am also glad to have these off my sewing table finally.
Next is three Lady Skater dresses out of these petty cotton jerseys from Girl Charlie.

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Jonah has asked for a skirt out of the scraps. That will really throw his drawer into chaos.>

Another first make.

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Seen here with my favorite about-the-house purple Halloween/Black Cat shirt is the first skirt I made back in 2009. Kwik Sew 3336. A basic pattern I made much more difficult by spending hours trying to match the print that didn’t repeat :\  I also hemmed it at an awkward length just below the knee. It has been in the closet matching nothing ever since. A lot of rookie mistakes.
But last week I pulled it out and rehemmed it to a sexier and more current length and paired it with a black tank. Now that I am a little more seasoned, I see that the knit is a very nice quality, the colors are still my favorites, and my construction is solid.  It might be three years late but this skirt will be a staple at the park this summer.

A long long time ago…

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…back in 2009, I made these yoga pants. These were either the first or second pattern I made. I ordered double-knit not knowing what it was and then sewed these up inside out because I picked the softer side to be towards my skin. I also fought with my mother’s old sewing machine so frequently it made me cry. All my thread was
eaten up by huge ‘bird nests’ about every 50 stitches so I had to finish with the only other color of thread I had: royal blue.
But, they fit perfectly and were super comfortable. So despite the fact that the loopy texture collected all the hair and crumbs and dust bunnies from our floor (where I was spending all my time with my one year old), I wore them constantly!
It’s time for them to go. I don’t wear them any more and I can use the drawer space for other things. I didn’t think it was right though to toss them without a little memorial.
And, here is my three year old, totally photo bombing when I thought he was safely occupied with my make-up bag:

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Close, but not done.

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8 days later and I have a lot done but not enough. I need a button on the skirt and time to hem. I was on track to be done in time for my trip until Tuesday night when I put the facing around the top.  It changed the fit totally and I really did not have time to problem-solve. So I  decided to put the project on hold instead of foresaking food, sleep, and my family on order to finish.
It depresses me a little. But, Maxwell turns three next month so I will get back from sunny CA and get back to work.
Lovely skirt drape:

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