A sure cure for the winter blues is seersucker! I sewed Dress #2 this weekend and introduced myself to bias tape and the zigzag stitch. I know, right? I’m surprising even myself. I love how it turned out, though it’s a bit long on Mary Grace. I could take up the hem some, but it might be kind of cute to add to the breezy, summery look. Plus a longer dress = more wear. Thoughts?And then the Duke PJ pants. I found this fabric in the remnant bin at the store this weekend for super cheap and obviously had to purchase it. By the way, as a complete fabric store virgin, I was way overwhelmed at the entire experience. I found myself wavering between aimless wandering and feigned purposeful shopping. You know, kinda like how you act when you’re lost in the ghetto but you want everyone to think you know exactly what you’re doing. Just like that.

When all was said and done, I walked out of there with a few cuts of super cute fabric. And then this Duke stuff… which Carson promptly informed me would be magically transformed into PJ pants. A few Google searches later, I found an “easy” tutorial on pajama pants. Easy my rear end. Maybe next time will be a little smoother, but these are quite… special. Don’t zoom in closely. They look much better from afar. But Carson loves them, and that’s all that matters.Just look at them. The fruit of my labor. The kids and the clothes. I think I need a nap.

6 Comments on cure for the winter blues

  1. Way to go!! I am so proud of you! I know what you mean about fabric stores. I have a love/hate thing w/ Joanns. I love it for all of its options, but it is scary too!

  2. I am inspired! I got so into making those little dresses a while back, then when we found out we weren't having a girl I thought my sewing days would be few and far between, but what a great idea to make PJ pants! Thanks for the idea, and it looks like you are doing a great job!!!

  3. I too am waiting to adopt a Rwandan baby AND I'm finding myself suddenly inspired to sew. Harder and much more fun than I thought. I'm on dress #2 with no pattern and think there's a reason they make those things. I just don't know what to do with them. Would love to keep seeing more!

  4. Definitely keep the dress long! So sweet. I can't wait to see pictures of her on the beach this summer in it.
    And my first sewing attempt (at 16) was pjs… YIKES is all I have to say, it was so scray I haven't ventured back there

  5. Both look great! Congratulations you little sewing mama! Now for those buttons on my jacket… šŸ™‚

    I love that the basketball is making friends with the new pj pants! Looks like we have ourselves a future Dukie! šŸ™‚

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