Monday, September 24, 2007

A Fall Outfit

On Friday, while Spenser was at the fair with Joe, I took advantage of Sawyer's afternoon nap time. He needs some new fall outfits.

I found some long-sleeved onesies on clearance over the summer and stocked up. I even splurged and cut into my Japanese stash, and it felt good. The fabric is Counting Kids from Superbuzzy. The pants are linen (in natural #30). I bought the linen this summer, but the color was little darker than I wanted for the intended project. I think it's a perfect shade for autumn.

The blue vintage button is a cover up. As I was using my pinking shears to cut the seam allowances, I clipped a big hole in the front of the pants. Déjà vu. Using stitch witchery, I adhered a scrap piece of linen to the front and the back (to prevent raveling) and then satin-stitched around the scrap. The button is used for camouflage, but I think I like it.

Feeling cocky, I started another outfit for Sawyer, out of brown corduroy from my stash. I killed my machine. Loud noises. Refusal to work. Messages flashing ("Safety device activated"). I changed the needle. Cleaned the shuttle (about five times). Reinserted the bobbin (about five times). Lowered the feed dogs ... well, just because I had the manual right there and had never done it before so I thought it was a perfect time to try, except now the feed dogs are stuck down. It still won't work. I called the company where I bought it and they are shipping a new machine to me today. Another déjà vu.

However, I'm in the middle of a very important project that must be finished by tomorrow. No exceptions. I have to get my old machine from the attic.

13 comments:

jessi said...

So cute! I need to make an outfit like this for my baby.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

That's an adorable outfit!

Sarah and Jack said...

Ok, I have to know what kind of machine you have that you get that kind of customer service?

My freaking 6 month old Husqvarna has been down for a month now and no one seems to give a carp. Wahhhhhhhhh. I am so sorry I bought the Husky now.

kirsten said...

way cute, lera! love the button. (what is the super-important project? i'm so curious now!)

also, accidentally deleted your email, but yes, that's where i got my poster, and the frame is from ikea.

capello said...

geesh, i don't care how many problems you had, that's one freaking cool outfit.

Karyn said...

Adorable outfit Lera! I love the "button feature"!

I'm so so sorry to hear about your sewing machine, but honestly, shipping you a new machine?? Now THAT is GREAT customer service!

And...can't wait to see your "very important" project ;)

nikko said...

The outfit turned out so cute! I have done button cover-ups before, too. :o)

Hope your new machine gets here pronto! I can't wait to see your new project.

laeroport said...

How is it that you've killed two machines so quickly? My gosh, woman! Slow down.
That Sawyer is one well dressed kid.

Alisa said...

The outfit looks so good Lera! So sorry about your machine.
I'm really curious about your super important project.

amandajean said...

adorable, Lera! sorry to hear about the fallen sewing machine.

Chara Michele said...

What a cute outfit!

Wow that is pretty good customer service! I agree with Sarah, I want to know what kind of machine you have! :)

Felicia said...

Love that fall outfit!

southerngirlmusings said...

What a cute outfit and love the crown.