Sunday, August 16, 2009

Simplicity 3802 smock/apron

Originally uploaded by WeeBeaks
Not the greatest photo, but you see here one of my latest sewing creations, an "apron" as they call it made from Simplicity 3802. I made mine from some Alexander Henry oilcloth, and we are using it as a full coverage bib for our little messy person. I changed the ties in the back called for by the pattern to two little red plastic snaps.

For those of you interested in the complete review of this pattern, I did a review at Patternreview, here. Definitely a keeper of a pattern for us.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ottobre stretch gingham blouse

This is another entry for the Pattern Stash Contest at Patternreview. This is Ottobre Design Magazine 2/2005 #39, women's blouse. Back then, before Ottobre Woman magazine, the children's issues had 2 or so women's patterns were issue.

I'm really pretty happy with the results of this one. The fabric is a stretch gingham from my fabric stash from years and years ago. This is the first time I have created a front button placket. That went pretty well despite some head scratching on Ottobre's very brief instructions there. LOL I don't think right now I have a single other button front blouse in my closet so I'm happy to own one again! At least until the kids put a nice stain on me. But maybe in a gingham it won't show as much? One can hope.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Later gator PJ set

Later gator PJ set
Originally uploaded by WeeBeaks
I have been doing a TON of sewing lately, participating in the Pattern Stash Contest at Today was a tank top pattern, Ottobre Design Magazine Issue 2/2005, design #19. I matched it up with some Kwik Sew knit shorts for a PJ set for Noah. He liked them so much he wanted to wear them the rest of the day after modeling them for the photo. :)