These are the newest pants for Q (12-18mos). I made them out of more of that fabric I got at Knittin’ Kitten. It was $3 a yd for the stripped cotton and $2.50 for the floral which was about a yd of somewhat narrow remnant. I’m not sure if these look like beach comber pants or farm girl pants, maybe a farm girl at the beach! I’m getting faster at making these. With the pockets and everything these took me probably about an hour and fifteen. The first pair I did took a little over 2 hours!
While PZ and hubby did a bit of gardening, and I do mean just a bit since it was raining for most of the week, I managed to get in some sewing. I’m still building on the girls spring/summer wardrobes and was inspired to do some light cotton pants after getting a great deal on retro striped fabric from Knittin’ Kitten (it looks like what they make men’s dress shirts out of).
two pants for Q
PZ and I went to an “Under the Sea” themed pool party birthday today for two of her little friends, A and D. It was so much fun! And now, finally, I can tell you about the latest projects in this Handmade Experiment. Yay! Inspired by Little Miss A’s love of all things girlie, but wanting to mix it up a bit (I know her mom gets tired of her wearing pink and sparkley everyday), I used curtains I’d made for my old bedroom and transformed them into a twinkling starry night tutu.
PZ, trying on the tutu
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Wow! It rained so hard today; almost like we were in the Midwest or something. So unexpected, but completely lovely. Spring is in the air, even if my feet are in rain boots. Yancey and I took our tots to this great little fabric thrift store, Knittin’ Kitten, this morning. So fun! I got a great haul – lots of vintage fabric, ribbon, tape, straps, braid, elastic, gold ric rac!, different weight interfacing, some cool vintage children’s clothing patterns, and a Buhoogee quilting hoop – all for $60! If you live in Portland, you’ve gotta go here.