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Note to self, copy these

So simple and happy. Colorblocking = cheery + uses up scraps.

raglan ts

Bet those pockets are fake. Must remember to topstitch more of his clothes to make them look more professional. That little tie’s probably sewn on, too. Not spending $8/pair on everyday baby shorts, not when I have patterns and stashes.



Sticking to it

Ah geez, such temptation.

Eve Jacket Pattern by Schnittchen

Been ogling this jacket for myself since Oona posted it. Giant hood. Quirky shape. Simply and delicious.

And today, stupid Vogue Fabrics sends me a discount code for beautiful coat fabrics in my favorite color for a very limited time during a Blizzard of Savings.

Wool Blend Bouclé Fabric – Light Texture Coating – Eggplant #21 – Vogue Fabrics

Normally, I would have snatched it all up and added to the pile. This time, I am trying very hard to resist. The temptation came so very fast though. They’ll have another sale, right? The jacket pattern isn’t going away. I can always give this a try when my other projects that I started because I loved them are done and thusly loved.

As you are my witness, I am resisting. For pete’s sake, it’s only February.

Also love/hate: finishing

The idea of finishing projects so they’re ready to wear or use: love.

The act of the picky work it takes to actually finish them: ugh, despise.

Hemming, clipping threads, binding edges. Takes FORever. SO easy to screw the whole thing up at this point.

I’ll try anything to make finishing go faster and better. So I used machine basting to mark foldlines on the hems of these little pants. Marked a spot on my machine for 1″ or 1.5″ and then basted and basted.


pants tan hem

The hemline folded really evenly over the stitching. And the rest of the hem was an easy tuck under.