10.24.2009

It's a Wrap!


Edited to add: If you decide to make the Oliver + S Bedtime Story Pajamas, I would recommend using snaps vs the ties. First of all, this will save you some time, especially if you make the ties yourself. Secondly, the ties come untied. Obviously not a problem with snaps. I added snaps to Indi's PJs and removed the ribbons.

Today I was able to wrap up some sewing projects that I've been working on.

First, I completed the baby blanket I started last night.

I finished it with this decorative stitch.



When I was this close to being done, I ran out of bobbin thread.



Then when I re-wound my bobbin, it wound up all wonky for some reason.




Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue.

Ah, yes, this is the reality of sewing.


Done and DONE! Whew!



Next it was on to finishing up Indi's Christmas Kimono Pajamas. Yes, you read that correctly -- Christmas Kimono PJs. I love sewing, but I do not enjoy sewing under pressure. Therefore, I am trying to break my habit of doing everything at the last minute. This seemed like a great place to start. I started this project last weekend.



The pattern is this Oliver + S pattern, which I highly recommend! This is the fourth set of kimono pajamas that I've made from the pattern - and I've made three more pair of lounge pants for the kids based on this pattern. Completely worth the price. Love it!

Guys, I'm so happy!


5 comments:

  1. So I read your blog all the time. (We are ready to send our dossier off with AA as well. Hopefully this Wed.!) I am praying that your "So happy" comment means your referral has come! I'll keep reading, watching, and waiting!

    Paige

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  2. You are SO stinkin' talented! Both the blanket and the pajamas are fantastic! You really make me want to give sewing a try. I just am pretty confident my attempts will not resemble anything close to what they are supposed to be!

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  3. Why must the bobbin thread always run out right when you are almost finished with a project.... happens to me all the time and DRIVES ME CRAZY! I love the jammies... may have to try those!

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  4. Rachel, that blanks it beautiful and those jammies are so adorable!! And THAT (the bobbin thing) is exactly why I hesitate to start sewing...my patience with those kinds of things are SO not good! :)
    {HUGS}

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  5. You are so crafty and I am so jealous!! I'm not creative or crafty at all (without spending way too much time on a project anyway) - much more of a techie! Love seeing your projects on your blog - keep posting, maybe you'll inspire me to learn a new skill!

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