My little sweatshop

June 28, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: sewing

Baby Dress Tunic
Can’t get enough of little girls dresses!
Baby Dress Tunic
Itty Bitty Baby DressesSock monkey dresses!
My boys and their new aprons
Everyone has an apron now
Bringing the sewing machine back out!New pajama pants

So I have been sewing like mad and my living room has turned into a mini sweatshop! Unfortunately, the only sweat involved is mine. :) I have really been enjoying re-learning how to sew and am just amazed at the information that is on the internet nowadays. I have learned so much in the past few days than in all the days I have been sewing! I am doing things I have never done before like creating custom bias tape and it has been so much fun! And I just love little girl dresses, too bad I have only boys. So all of my friends out there with girl babies, don’t be surprised if I push some of my obviously home made dresses on you!!

Both dresses are from free patterns – The sock monkey dress is the Itty Bitty Baby Dress in the 1-3 month size, and the other ones are the Baby Dress Tunic in the 9-12 month size (warning, I had a bitch of a time printing out the pattern because it doesn’t automatically split print the file).

I also managed to make some stuff for my boys. Everyone wanted an apron after I bought one on Etsy and the boys love to put it on a help me in the kitchen when I’m cooking dinner. They actually fight over who is going to cook and set the table. :) I also made some pajama pants that would’ve been the easiest things in the world if I didn’t make the hole in the pants for boy parts. But I thought I should try something new. It totally wasn’t worth the effort, since they will never use it.

Comments (4)

4 Comments

Comment by Chery

Made on Monday, June 28th, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

Great sewing and beautiful boys.

Comment by Courtney

Made on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 @ 2:39 am

I love the dresses and the aprons are just too cute, you should sell them on Etsy!

Comment by Tini

Made on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 @ 8:28 am

Great sewing and your boys are growing so big! I do have a stash of ottobre magazines. One I have twice (it’s a summer issue, but don’t ask me what year) and they feature boys patterns as well. Shall I send it to you?

Comment by Sarah

Made on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

Their expressions are priceless!



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