Okay, every since I posted about the idea of project UFO, a little group that helps motivate each other to finish those projects we have laying around, I've been on a roll. I've been soooo good about not starting new projects and it is HARD! I've been forcing myself to finish up the projects that are soooo close (or even not so close) to being complete. You've already seen my reindeer embroidery wall hangings that I FINALLY finished. Well I've tackled a couple others too...but just one for today...
Ever since I saw Sarah Jane's Children at play line of fabric, I knew that I wanted/needed to work with it. And the flannel is just yummy! I also wanted to try out the Oliver + S patterns that everyone is always raving about. So sleepover pajamas became my goal! I made these for Caitlyn in the size 2 and it's definitely a little big on her. If you remember from when I finished the pants, my model is not always so cooperative...so I didn't even try to get a pic of her in the whole thing. Sorry!
I put off finishing the top for a couple months because I was a little more intimidated by it. Let's admit, the buttons, the collar facing, the sleeves...everything that makes garment sewing JUST a little more difficult. But I knew I could do it. I was sewing clothes LONG before I ever sewed a quilt, so I pulled out my memory and set to work.
Just imagine that chair is my daughter and the pajamas fit her perfectly. ;) I even remembered to properly sew on my tags (that I got at the sewing summit in my swag bag!) so that they are not seen from the outside of the garment! And I'll admit that I'm a little bit in love with the simple coral buttons that I sewed on with some contrasting bright turquoise thread.
True confessions. I completely messed up the top but in an acceptable way. If you look at the pattern, the coral polka dot that I have on the top facing is meant to be seen from the OUTSIDE of the garment. The way that I put it on places it in the inside...which is still technically a proper way to make the garment but I'm going to admit that I did not do it on purpose. But I didn't realize until I had already spent 45 minutes sewing it on, notching it, trimming the seam allowance, sewing on the labels, and top stitching the facing in place. And I made myself just move on and say "oh well". It still looks good, but in the spirit of honesty here...
And even more honesty. I made these for Caitlyn, but I really want them for myself!!! I LOVE them and she isn't invested in them yet. Too bad they're not my size. lol
If anyone wants to join in our little group on flickr, Project UFO, you are more than welcome! We give each other a good kick in the pants when needed and help each other figure out what we should spend our time on. I'm going to show you some of the great finishes others have done in the next couple of days. We're rocking!
Oh and just so you know that my daughter is still as cute as can be, here she is at a wedding we went to this weekend with her best little pal Gloria (Caitlyn is on the right and Gloria on the left). Oh they were killing me with their poofy dresses and cuteness!