Oh, it really feels good to be sewing again and it goes much faster when it's not part of "the design process".
First up was a skirt and a pair of pajama pants. The pajama pants were made from making my own pattern from a pair we already had - I laid out the pants and traced each side, added my own seam allowance and sewed them up. They have a good amount of length in the hem and a nice elastic waist band so I'm hoping to get a year out of them at least. The next pair I make I'll add a little more height to the top and width in the waist band just for growing comfort, but I'm pretty happy with them.
The next project was a simple skirt, again no pattern. I made a skirt with this method before I got pregnant with Henry and still wear it! I just cut two rectangles about half a yard long each and the width of the fabric (so about 44 inches). I sew up one seam and just gather the fabric in to a waist band (just an interfaced rectangle), set in a zipper on the other side, sew up the rest of the other seam, finish waist band (below) and hem.
One happy customer.
Fabrics used were quilting cottons from Joann Fabric, but you can also get them thru Fabric.com
(these are Amazon Affiliate Links, the TARDIS ships thru Fabric.com)
Thanks to a little stock pile and few lucky finds at a garage sale this weekend I've got projects lined up for weeks. I picked up some fun vintage fabric and now just need to make some choices (the cybermen though is for another pair of pj pants for the kid, along with some vintage Avengers characters that didn't make it into the picture).
Just so you know ... I've completely taken over my kitchen table....
Stay tuned for more sewing fun!