Friday, September 18, 2009

Back at it...

So I haven't sewn anything for a week.  That's a long time for me.  The break was good, since I wasn't feeling very excited about sewing.  I did some other things that needed to be done - some cleaning, pulling stuff out of the flower beds and gardens, organized some closets, etc.

During the last week the weather got noticeably cooler.  So, today I started on the project of making fall clothes for my older daughter.  As you can see, I have a few things lined up.

Some of this is already clothes - hand-me-downs - and the rest of it is fabric from my stash that needs to be made into clothes.  Some of the hand-me-downs need to be mended or altered.  I like to do all the laundry only once a week, so that means my kids need a lot of clothes.  To me, this seems like a pretty big pile of stuff to sew up and I wasn't sure that I really wanted to sew all this. 

In an effort to make this easier, I picked up two new pairs of jeans yesterday that I thought were reasonably priced.  Both of them were great for length, but much too big at the waist.  After trying on both pairs my daughter said, "Mom, I think I need to be a little fatter for these pants to work."  Wouldn't that be a nice problem to have?

I'll probably look a little harder for RTW jeans that fit her.  I do have the Jalie jeans pattern that I haven't used yet.  Maybe I'll use that for her.  It just seems like it would be a lot of time spent on a garment that will likely be outgrown before the end of winter.  I took some measurements today and my daughter grew 1.5" in height since I made this dress.  Oy.

Off to the sewing room...

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