Thursday, July 20, 2006
I made these before Mikey was born, but haven't had the chance to blog about them. These are onesies that I embellished with fabric scraps left over from various projects. Looks easy, huh? For some reason, I had trouble figuring it out. I'd seen it done on other blogs where it looked like someone had used a compressed zig zag stitch (sorry, I'm sure my terminology is off, but you know what I mean, right?), but when I tried that, it looked all wonky. The stretchy fabric pulled every which way. Then I tried tear-off interfacing, and that didn't work either. Finally I used fusible web and changed the stitching to the SS mode (assuming that means stretch stitch???--I wouldn't know, I can't find the manual that came with my sewing machine), and that seemed to do the trick. Mikey's worn the car one a few times, and it's held up just fine in the wash.
This little outfit was made from a bedsheet I thrifted at Goodwill. I worked on the pants the night before I went into labor. Had I known it was my last night, I'm not sure I would have been doing this. My time would have probably been better spent cuddling up with my husband, because goodness knows, who has much time for that anymore? Har har.
And finally, because my entire life these days centers around my children, I can't post without including a picture of them.