Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall Sewing Began

Sewing this week has consisted of "Potty Pants" and a fall set for Julian(Grandson).
Angela(my daughter) asked for several more "Potty Pant shorts" to assist her in getting him trained before we have to move to long pants for the fall and winter. I recycled material from a shirt that Geeds(what the grandchildren call my husband) had cut an emblem off of to make 2 navy pair and I had a scrap of khaki. This gives Julian a total of 5 Potty Pants and he promised he was going to succeed.

I had lots of fun making the fall set for Julian.


I know he is going to be excited about the cars and Angela says that Ted(the dad) is going to be jealous, because he loves shirts of this style and the funky print material. This probably indicates his age. Comfort and uniqueness is more important than current style.
I was able to match the print perfectly to place a chest pocket with out it being noticeable. Julian likes shirt pockets. With his physical restrictions, pants pockets are not as manageable as shirt pockets to store his rocks and small toys.
The pants were fun, because it is something different. Not just making the same old pant. I added a different print to create the "pouchy" pocket. I often times have trouble coming up with cute ideas for little boys.
I have also been cutting out many more things to get sewing on. I accomplish more if I cut 'lots' then sit to sew. I try to have several items with the same color threads because it takes time to re-thread both machines every time you change materials. Especially my serger, it is not an auto thread.
Hope you all have had a fun week and I hope to get started on some Halloween things this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I saw where you visited my blog and commented on my paper dolls. Thank you. I'm so glad to find another grandmother who sews primarily for her grands, as I do. I'm a southern gal, too. I would like to follow your blog but I don't see any place to join.

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