September 29, 2012

Upcycled Tees

I've been sewing almost exclusively with knits around here recently. I'm having way too much fun! This was the first of the knit projects I took on this summer.

I originally painted a small gray t-shirt back in the day. (Love that skyline!) It was too small over time, so I cut it up for Jude last summer and finally finished it a few months ago. The length was too short this year so I added a scrap white t-shirt hem to the bottom.

He wore it a lot this summer. I made up the pattern so my neckline and arm holes are a little wonky.  Eh.  Oh well.

Next up was a light blue, textured cotton t-shirt I picked up at a garage sale this summer. The color was just too fabulous to pass up! I turned it into a long sleeve tee (my own pattern) for fall/winter wearing. It's been perfect to pair with both summer shorts and fall khakis.

This is his new "cheese" face.

What a cute kid ... cankles and all.

Jesse just cleaned out his closet, so we've got several long sleeve tees in the queue too. Stay tuned.

September 23, 2012

Puppy Jammies

I'm still here! I have plenty to write about, so I hope to get some blogging done this week. This week marks 36, which means we have only three weeks to go! (I'll be having a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks.) I'm getting bigger by the second. Note to self - I should take a belly photo soon.

I've been puttering away. The weekends have been lazy and perfect for a nesting pregnant lady. I feel guilty that I'm not out "doing" anything, and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm enjoying myself just as much by staying home and preparing this place for change.

The project list has varied from necessary nursery finishes to ridiculous projects that I'm wasting my time on but can't seem to help myself. This one falls into the latter category.

Remember the puppy print from Bennett's gift? I had extra and couldn't help myself but make a pair of jammies.

I made up the t-shirt pattern based off a pair of jammies he currently has. I had to finagle the size of the neck opening a bit (i.e. finish it, hold it up, laugh at myself, cut it off and try again), but other than that it came together easily. The pajama bottoms come from Sew Liberated's "everyday leggings" pattern in her book, Growing Up Sew Liberated. I added cuffs to the bottom, which make them more pajama-y and less girly (I think). Jesse hasn't made any snide remarks, so I think I succeeded.

By the way, I'm totally getting better at sewing with knits. It's crazy fun to have the stretchiness working to your advantage and not hanging all loosey goosey. Amazing what a little practice can do!