I've also been shopping for fabric for "Spring & Summer" wardrobes for the twins. I want to maybe start my own challenge for myself: 30 Days of Sewing, in which I challenge myself to complete as many things on my project list as I can in a month. I think that will be both fun and also give me more posting material to share with all of you! Also the babies will benefit with a wardrobe, so it's a win-win-win situation.
I wanted to take the time also to post a couple of recent items that never made it here. The first is a blazer I made for London during Project Run & Play's most recent season. It is another color block type (can't stay away!), it is light pink with a printed jersey. I used the "Basic Blazer" pattern over at Blank Slate Patterns and it was super easy to follow and a lot of fun to make. Check out my girl version:
And here is a boy version. Again, my style which is patterns with solids and two colors, etc. This time I did the same color sleeves as the blazer rather than the patterned sleeves like in the pink one. I decided to use Navy jersey knit to give it a casual feel so it can be paired with jeans. I originally planned to make a pair of orange jeans to go with it but I put them aside to finish up Project Run & Play and a couple other projects since then :-) Hopefully my son will get his jeans before he outgrows the blazer, haha.
Ok the picture is TERRIBLE! I apologize, the color came out bad and for some reason this shows upright in my gallery but comes out sideways here after many attempts! Moving on to the details: I did an orange (quilting) cotton for the inside and also for the welt pockets, which by the way were my first ever! Not bad! I did not have enough of the orange fabric for the sleeve lining so I used some flannel dinosaur fabric I had leftover from pajamas. It actually looks cute because it features an orange dinosaur in the same color so it matches AND it is functionally warm which I appreciate here in the COLD Northeast!
The orange above with the pattern is a close up of what the interior of the blazer looks like up close and also the welt pockets. This picture of the blazer doesn't do it just either. I guess I will have to post it again once I complete the jeans. In the meantime though, let me show you a polo that I made by piecing 3 polos together. I made it to coordinate with this outfit and to be worn under the blazer. So here are the 3 shirts before:
I love the way it came out! This was my first attempt at piecing multiple articles to make one. The only thing I may do is add an extra button to the placket. We'll see what happens when the jeans are completed and I present the final outfit to you all in the future!
LAST but not least, I have been trying to work on my Pinterest challenge--honest I have!! See?
My GLITTER!!!! Hopefully today I will work on my pillow!
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