I got out my sewing machine, and I must admit I’ve been a little obsessive about it. I think it’s my reaction to how Fast you can sew. Normally I get my creativity out by knitting, which is such a Slow process. Even a *quick* knitting project can take me a few evenings to a few weeks, since pointy knitting needles and toddlers aren’t exactly compatible.
I did make the 5 minute skirt Angry Chicken has on her blog. Though for me, it was about a 3 hour skirt. The 3 glasses of wine and visiting with friends meant I sewed the skirt wrong side to right side. Twice. Then it was too big and I had to cut it down. Twice. But then it was done. (Good thing, it was midnight and a school night).
I also made two other skirts while we waited on our online order of fold over elastic to come. These are just two a-line skirts that I traced from an existing skirt onto fabric. One is a drawstring, and one a zipper. My zipper is a little wonky, but I always wear t-shirts with these, so who cares?
The piece-de-resistance though is Letty’s dress made from one of J’s old dress shirts. I used an online tutorial. And it turned out really cute. It’s obviously homemade in a cute, “my-mom-sewed-for-me” kind of way (or so I’m telling myself).
I’m thinking about making bloomers out of the sleeves from that same dress shirt.
It’s too bad there isn’t anything I can make for the boys. I worry about them feeling left-out, but I knit them each a sweater last year (flames on the sleeves for Jett and a pirate sweater with skull and crossbones for Carlos). Do they wear them? No. So I might as well sew for Letty while I still have control over what she wears. I figure I have about another year.