Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sewing for little boys when I actually had them in front of me to measure was a pleasure. Little rhyme there! I was also fortunate to have a chance to shop at a Hancock's Fabrics store, and there was a nice selection of flannel. Of course that meant more jammies. I am not sure they are on the right way in the pictures because little boys seem not to care about front-to-back jammies! Being away from home, I needed a pattern. I purchased the KWIK SEW Sewing for Children book, and I love it - the patterns are much better than the Big4. The legs aren't voluminous, and the pattern sizes are true to measurements. I wanted to use the directions for the "one seam leg" but the width of the flannel precluded that ploy. I love KWIK SEW for kids. The book is well worth the price because of all the options available - it has patterns for boys and girls and I couldn't think of anything you couldn't make except possible a formal suit or exceptionally ornate party dress, and you could probably do that as well. The pants fit - and the boys differing size was only an inch or so off (2 years apart in age) so one has a little more ease, but that works out fine in PJs. I counted the patterns in the book with some leeway on the side of the lesser number (differing styles) and came up with 14 but could have made it a larger number. There are pattern instructions for new sewers, and master patterns for making shirts, tee-shirts, outerwear, dresses, blouses, sleepwear, pants and many variables within these categories. I hope to make a couple of shirts out of cottons for summer for the boys as well. And maybe some pants - who knows! By the way, I decided to reinstate comments - I miss the good ones! ;)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Looking through some posts in my other blog, I came across this one and just couldn't resist posting it over here. Such a good laugh...really....WOMANLY DEPORTMENT..... SO much good advice here, and think how much nicer we will all look in our creations if we just observe these basic lady-like principles.