“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Itty Bitty Pants

I have noticed that my newest addition has an abundance of onesies and tops, but not a lot of pants or bottoms to match.  I wanted to whip up a quick pair for her, but didn't have a lot of time. I had some baby cord on hand that a dear friend brought me back from Germany a few year ago.

  The pants barely took any fabric and turned out so cute.  I want to make a lot more, I love that they only take about a half an hour from start to finish.  And with all my kids clothes that I make, I just use a scrap of fabric to make a tag so we can all tell which is the back and which is the front.
I plan on making a few more of these soon.  Especially when I want to sew but don't have a lot of time and still want to feel a sense of accomplishment.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pillow Case Nightgowns

Last year I brought home a stack of pillow cases from my grandmothers house.  They were all made by my great grandmother Violet Green, isn't that a great name.  There were so many, I knew I wanted to use some to make something.  A month or so ago I came across a tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew making pillow cases into nightgowns and knew I had hit the jackpot.  So I picked out three sets of pillowcases and got to work.  I used muslin for most of the tops as the pillow case didn't really have enough fabric for the largest size.  I also used a white quilting fabric with stars for the blue set.  The girls are thrilled.  These nightgowns feel cool and comfy on them and they have been wearing them every night since they got them.  I love that I can hand them down and that the girls are wearing something their great great grandmother and I made.