Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I am doing instead of packing

When I finished up the wedding sewing, I immediately packed up all my fabric into bins.  I thought that would be enough to keep me on task (i.e. organizing and packing, not sewing).  Turns out it wasn't.

In my defense, I did buy big sister some RTW clothes to fill her summer wardrobe gaps.  But the leggings were balloony and the tops slip off her shoulders, yet I can't go down a size without her parading her belly button around for all to see.  Not worth it, even if they were cheap.

So today I assembly-lined some basics.  Two pairs of leggings and two tees for the big sister, and a pair of ardently requested butterfly leggings for little sister.


I used my beloved Oliver+S Playtime pattern for the leggings.  The tops were made using this tutorial.  I made several tops from it last summer.  As big sister has recently decided that skirts can only be worn with tucked-in tops, I didn't flare the tees out at the bottom as the tutorial has you do.


All the fabric came from Girl Charlee except the pink jersey, which is Robert Kaufman Laguna knit.  I used the butterfly jegging fabric for a pair of leggings for big sister last fall, and they have held up spectacularly.  The other knits are a bit thin for leggings, so I hope they last through the fall.

Little sister is wearing a top that I made from the same tutorial last year.


Now I should really pack up those machines ...

4 comments:

  1. Wow - that is a lot of clothes you managed to make while procrastinating. They all look so comfortable and adorable!

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  2. Well done, I am with you, I find home sewn leggings fit my skinny girls so much better.

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  3. Hey it's Nicole from Girl Charlee Fabrics. These basics turned out great! Well done and thanks for mentioning us!

    www.girlcharlee.com

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  4. Procrastination sewing is the best!! Great basics! Leggings and t-shirts are so fast and satisfying, IMO.

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