The last week was kinda crazy with a lot of family gatherings (it was the American Idol finale, after all), but now that I know where my sewing machine is, I’ve been having fun with it in my “spare” time. I already showed you some of the pants I made – after those pairs I made a pair of sweatpants for Gavin, and a pair of Cutie Patootie Hippie Pants for my granddaughter Salia. I can’t show you the sweatpants because they’re in the laundry, but here are Salia’s CPHPs…
(They’re a bit long – when I get to try them on her I’ll adjust that.)
If you’re interested in making pants like these, give it a shot – they’re easy! I just cut old t-shirts into approximately 3 inch strips and sewed them together to make a whole piece (the seams were on the right side). Then I traced a pair of pants to make a pattern. I won’t make a tutorial because there are already some good ones available – try this tutorial from If Only They Would Nap if you need one. I used a reclaimed bit of ribbing from an old sweatshirt for the waistbands on both pairs I’ve made, but the method in that tutorial would work fine, too.
And now I must ramble a bit…
Saturday my darling husband put up another shelf in the laundry/craft room for me to store my stash…
(Gavin still loves his dryer!)
Yesterday I spent some time playing in my newly cleaned crafting space, and I made this very simple pillowcase-style sundress for Kristi. I loosely followed this tutorial from A Spotted Pony. Kristi isn’t as pleased with it as I am. I love the lettuce-y hem on it.
It would work as a sundress or a nightgown – Kristi has chosen to call it a sundress. I might add some embellishments to the front, but we’ll see what happens. (If she decides to wear it at all.)
Another thing our family has been busy with lately is tae kwon do. I got to take the boys to their class this evening, so I snapped a cell phone shot. The three yellow belts are my guys. I enjoy watching them practice and learn, and I think this is great training for them. I am so thankful that this is available to them.
And a last note before my rambling is done – my darling husband, son-in-law, and second oldest son are currently in Denver picking up my new-to-me Suburban! I can’t wait to see my new car! Ken sent me this cell phone shot – it’s just a teaser, for sure.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure I’ll be back soon with more Suburban pictures and some summer shorts for my skinny toddler!