First up were the shorts for E. I started them as soon as I arrived on Friday night. I had edited all the ridiculous pockets and made simple patch pockets instead. E can hardly get into a regular pants pocket anyway. This way he can gather treasures without extra frustration. I used the size 4 pattern and was so surprised when they fit him. They look huge!!
I got this adorable print knowing he would love every creature on it. I want to add a strip of it to a t shirt as well. So cute! I hadn't measured his waist so I had to wait until I was home to finish them. He is planning to wear them to gymnastics tomorrow even though it is only supposed to be in the 50's. That makes them a success in my book.
Next came the bag. This turned out to be a total fail. Giant, way too stiff to work with, nightmarish. I think I managed to get through it with out any swearing. I have no idea where that restraint came from. It was a very cursy project.
Look how big it is! Ug! Anyway- I am hoping to re-purpose most of it when I can stand to look at it again. that may be sometime soon, I love the fabric. Or it may be next century.
Oh- there is also a super fast and simple changing mat that matches which Anjali loves. The side she lays on is a bright pink minky. She smiles every time I lay her on it. At least that worked out!
So, after wasting hours and hours on this bag I moved on to the hedgehog dress. This was a super fabulous and fast project. The perfect thing to redeem the day. I decided to skip the cutting each side in two pieces only to sew it back together and just put a little box pleat in the middle.
One of the other ladies there, Nicole, showed me how to use the button hole maker on my machine. I've tried it a few times and read the book every time. It never worked and I gave up. I couldn't believe it when it just worked when she showed me. So simple. I felt like angels were singing. Especially after the nightmare bag. The dress came together in a couple hours, even with cutting. Happiness!
So that completed my goal items. I still had hours to go and a sleeping baby... what to do?