Sorry for this very long pause on the blog but if you read my latest post in the summer, you know that by now our family has a very cute new member and I’ve been quiet busy in the last couple of months. I promise, I’ll get back to you with baby pictures as soon as I can, but right now I would like to show you something else.
Our little baby girl did not hurry to meet us, in fact, we had to make her live my belly, which meant that I had a bit extra time before her arrival and of course I used this extra time to sew! In fact, I made three dungarees: one for each kid! I let the boys choose their fabric and they were happy to wear these pants all summer.
Unfortunately I have only pictures of one of them but as you can see, the pants were a big hit, especially because I also let them decide on how many and how big the pockets should be.
The pattern is a freebee from Lilabrombeerwölkchen and called 3KäseHoch Latzhose (Size: 62-140). Unfortunately her website is no longer available which is sad because she had great patterns. 😦
What was your favorite summer project? Tell me in a comment!
As you probably already guessed after reading my head line, yes, we are expecting an other baby! It’s going to come in mid-summer and we still don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy. Even with our first son we taught until the seventh month that it’s going to be a girl, then it turned out to be a boy. And my husband already bought some girly dresses which are still unused… You know how hope works! 😀
Anyway, a few weeks ago a went through my maternity wardrobe and realized that I have only one or two good skirts beside the four-five pair of pants (which are all kind of uncomfortable) to wear. Because my maternity pants aren’t so comfy, I wanted to have more skirts. They just seem like an easier option right now for me, so I went through my fabric stash and came up with a few ideas.
The first skirt is a blue one I made last week. I went to a concert with a friend and I wanted to have a nice outfit for the evening, so the same day I sat down to my sewing machine and following the design of an existing blue jeans skirt, I created this:
The fabric of the skirt is from Ikea and was a left over piece from my sister’s bag I had to make her a month ago. The upper part, which is obviously a stretchy fabric, was an old T-Shirt of mine. I just flipped it upside down and cut the bodice. I even used the existing hamming for the elastic band!
After cutting the skirt, I realized that it’ll be too short to my taste and I added this little beauty fo the bottom. Now it has something interesting going on on the back side, as well. How do you like that?
And on the front I just added two pockets because pockets are a must for me!
Well, I had my doubts while making this skirt but it turned out to be my favorite maternity skirt so far because it’s actually very comfortable and looks as I hoped it would!
I plan to make one or two more skirts and now I hope they’ll be just as good as this one!