Monday, July 22, 2013

KCW Day 4-7

So I was working away on KCW and in the middle of it a family reunion.
This is what I got done
Day 4

I got to the button holes but decided that I should NOT do button holes while drinking a margarita.
Yea, your seeing that right, a margarita in a to-go cup. Who does that?? Me. That's who.

Better question? What restaurant let's a girl walk out of there with a margarita in a to-go cup?
As the big man said " Nothing say's drinking and driving like a to-go margarita."
Luckily I was not actually drinking and driving!

Day 5-6
I got them done! Yay:)
Here is a shot of the wonky pocket
and the cargo's rolled up.


Day 7

I traced out McCall's M6020 for 3 girls for my brother's wedding in early September. I almost didn't have enough exam paper for my pattern tracing. Guess it's time to ask the Dr. for more!

The couple is doing a rainbow theme and the girls picked out their colors.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

KCW Day 3

I figured out the pocket situation...I read the pattern wrong the pattern was all wrong. Haha
The directions for the pockets are pretty vague and hard to follow. I will have to sit down with it again and really see where it all went wrong. To many pocket pieces cut out and too few directions? I made it work though. The opposite lower pocket turned out beautifully once I figured out what was the dilly-o.

At least they are starting to look like pants though.

Big - < hurt my eyes to look at > - pants.

They are like Dino-Vomit pants.

However it is not what we think, it's what the wearer wants, even if he is a slave driver 3 yr old.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kids Clothes Week Day 2


Have you jumped on the bandwagon yet?? Aww, Come on everyone is doing it, it's not to late for you to get in on it:)

Day 2:

We've got pockets people!

Some were easy

...some not so much...


See how my pocket and the picture doesn't look the same??


The bottom portion of the pocket is way wider.
I checked to be sure that I had the right pieces AND that I traced the right top piece right and not too short. . . I would do something like that. . . but I didn't.

I'll keep trudging along and see if it turns out.

I hate being pressed for time and something like this happens.

Well, there's always tomorrow. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kids Clothes Week Day 1

So maybe you've heard of it?


 Maybe your even doing it??

Here is what I've got done on day 1:

 I am one of those people who do not cut the original patterns. While it does add to the sewing time I prefer it so that I can get the most stretch out of my patterns. For my own use, I can use multiple sizes off the same pattern. Secondly, so that if I give them away or sell them later there is no question of their completeness. 

I tried to add my work in progress on this won't let me. I think that it is because the McCall's 6502 has not been added to their database. I'll have to try again later. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kids Clothes Week

Kids Clothes Week kicks off today!

I have a few patterns picked out at the fabrics to go with them--let's see how much I get done. 
It is a challenge for me to sit down and sew for just an hour a day so I like that this gives me a push to do it. Two days a week I work 11 hours a day + drive time home...Maybe I'll have to do 1/2 hour in the morning and 1/2 hour after??

This is my game plan:

McCall's M6502
Two pairs of these pants on the right with the tab sides.

One in dino fabric and the other in a 21 wale camoflage corduroy.

Also from this pattern one tan tee shirt.

McCall's 4220

One style A jacket (the bottom left jacket with a hood)

in the faux shearling I got at for a STEAL a couple of years ago at a black friday sale.

This one I need some awesome wooden (or faux wood) toggles for the closure.

This vintage Simplicity 6863 from 1985 for my niece Azalea.
I want to do the one on the far right with the blue fabric being the top...maybe. It is a seersucker and I might switch it out tomorrow if I find something better at JoAnn's. I have a whopping 4 yards of the lower vintage fabric but I think it is WAY to busy to be both pieces.

I swear I had something VERY similar to this growing up!

Butterick B5585 for my nephew Eric-or as Hunter likes to call him "Baby Eric".

I think the only thing I might need for
this is some snaps.

Think you wanna join??

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I need opinions....

I'm done with the girl version of the Oh Deer! quilt's blocks but I cannot decide if I should do the same striped borders like on the boy version or go with white...

Possible girl version


Boy version with striped border

So, what do you think guys???

White or Stripe??


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Vintage Overalls Pattern

So I mentioned this awesome old school pattern I got in my last post.

I finally got my computer back and can post again (BIG sigh of relief).

Pattern Description:

Boys overalls pattern from 1975 or so.

Pattern Sizing:

My pattern is for size 5-6.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes. In all its vintage fabulousness.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very easy, hardly used them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love the classic look of these overalls. I like the funky shaped pockets and the trapezoid one on the bib!


Fabric Used:


 Thrifted 4x denim dress from the Goodwill.

Accented with Michael Miller Bot Camp.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

The only thing I did different to this pattern was to hack them off at the knee's to make them shorts.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?


I might...I would like to do a straight up engineer set with striped denim but I don't know if I will for sure. Maybe I should just do the engineer hat:)

I love love love the bot camp fabric so much! I used it once when the little man was small for a jon jon.  It was perfect for his first camping trip!


Hard to believe this little chubby cheeked guy just turned THREE a few days ago!!