Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday of Kids Clothing Week Challenge

Reality - I had no time to sew yesterday and did all this sewing from about 4am to around 5:30am this morning because I couldn't sleep.  It's both a blessing (quiet me time) and a curse (I'm so damn tired)

Anywhoo - I had these Lil Leggings all cut out and ready to sew.  So I did.   I just love love love the orange and flower print.  They fit okay.  I should bump the rise up for diapers.  The yellow is a light wide rib knit and the blue is a fleece.  I only finished the blue pants, and the other two are raw edge.  I do zig zag the tails down at the ankle though.  I had bought some lycra mix fabrics a while ago, so I've been using it for the waist bands.  I've probably made 15 pairs of these and am really just starting to feel like they are coming out decent.  I've always hated practice, but it really does pay off.  I've also started topstiching the waistband.  I like they way it looks, somehow makes up for the messy raw edge, ya know?

I am really in love with these pants.  They are so comfy and so easy to make.  I actually would have two more pairs to show you, but I sewed them together wrong (because I have the directions memorized, right?) so now I have 4 right legs instead of 2 more pairs.  Thank goodness I have the fabric to make 4 left legs, huh?  :)  Ah, directions really are helpful, aren't they......
Off to work on my Tuesday stuff.  I'm starting to think I do well under the "deadline" of the timer on my phone.  I really have noticed I work a little smarter/less distracted if the timer is on.


  1. those look so cozy. both my kids would love them. are they surged?