Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sewing for Sawyer


Last night (after the children were in bed), I started to sew. I find I have to keep myself busy while Joe is away or I start hearing noises and get scared in this big, old, semi-haunted house of ours.

I sewed a "sacque" from a vintage pattern (or a jacket, as I would call it), which I've made before. The fabric is new, not vintage. As I was sewing it, all I could think about was green olives. That's what the fabric reminds me of.

The sacque is lined in white cotton (although the pattern did not call for lining) and has a red, vintage button closure. The neck is gathered which I think adds cute detail. I needed to alter the pattern slightly, because it was newborn size and Sawyer, at 7 months, is far from newborn size. It also called for bias tape around the neckline and for ties, which I didn't love. The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length, so it should be nice and springy. Hopefully it will fit him.

And Tuesday night I finished his orange polka dot outfit. I cut out one leg of his pants on Friday, during his catnap and then he woke up. I worked on it in small increments until I finished it late Tuesday night. He only got to wear it for about 1/2 hour on Wednesday morning, after his bath, before he had another diaper explosion, which resulted in a second bath. Luckily, all stains were removed and it's as good as new. (And that's a goldfish, in case you couldn't tell.)

8 comments:

Karyn said...

I love that jacket!!!!! CUTE! And the fish turned out soooo sweet! Perfect for that fabric. As always, awesome Lera!

Alicia A. said...

The jacket is SOO great! How do you get so much done? I'd be comatose at the end of a day. Well, usually I am and I have 1/3 of the kiddos!

kirsten said...

the jacket is amazing (and of COURSE that's a goldfish!) - i would love to see the jacket over top of the cute fishy outfit!

capello said...

oh, explosive poops. i remember those well.

i love the jacket and outfit, but really the goldfish is absolutely adorable!

laeroport said...

All, so stinkin' cute. And and after the blow out - just stinkin. (I crack myself up.)

WHEN does Joe get back?????

Felicia said...

What a cute little jacket.

Heidijayhawk said...

super super cute! i love the sweet goldfish! and the apron for your girl in the previous post was mighty nice as well.

Katie Jean said...

I too love the jacket. I have the same feeling when I'm in my house alone. Except that my sewing space is in a room with no shades on the windows, so sometimes I feel like someone is watching me. Not a lot of late night sewing gets done at my house!