UFOs: Otto yoga pants, skirty pants, & body suit, kimono set, and vintage western shirt.
I finished up these UFOs (un-finished objects) during the last couple of days, including this shirt for Aldous from a vintage pattern.
I made this batch of pants for Aldous and Audrey back in September. The green and brown ones in the back, and the blue and yellow striped ones are Aldous'. I had plans for matching bodysuits or tees for all of these....ha ha!!
So a week ago Monday, I cut out a matching bodysuit for Aldous' green and brown pants while I was at CityCraft's Lounge Night. I went again for Lounge Night last night, and finished it up!! Well, I finished the sewing. I did the snaps this morning. I didn't have any that matched exactly, so I did what anyone would do, and used my Ooga Booga snaps from KAMsnaps.com.
And here is my sweet boy modeling it. I made a size 80 (18mths-ish) in both the pants and the bodysuit so they are a bit big, but he'll grow, I bet!! These will last the winter, though.
My children are terrible models, so I let them eat markers while I snap pics.
Here Aldous is telling me "no, no, no!" because I have the camera.
Both the bodysuit and the pants are from Ottobre 5/2006, patterns #1 and #3. These are VERY easy to sew, and that particular issue is my favorite for baby items. There is an adorable footed pants, a wrap around shirt, and a pilot cap, too!
I made this adorable set before Aldous was born, but couldn't find any buttons I liked (and it's for a girl, anyway) out of super cute owl fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, with linen pants and trim, and matching kimono booties. Finally, I found some acorn buttons that don't match exactly, but do fit the theme, and they ARE fantastically cute.
This is from Simplicity #3941 I bound this with bias binding made from the pants fabric (linen) and I added buttons rather than ties to the front, and a tab and button on the inside, also instead of ties. The booties are from here.
I made this western shirt, which is a size 1-2 (whatever that means) from a vintage pattern probably a year ago. When I made it, it fit none of my children. Lo and behold, it still doesn't fit either of my children, but it has buttons now!!
This collar is HUGE, but the shirt is slim. I can't wait to see how he looks in it when it finally fits.
I found these incredible buttons at Golden D'or during their Black Friday sale. I bought extra because I knew I'd use this style again.
I adore this shirt, and used what I learned sewing it to adapt regular shirt patterns into western-style shirts.
The pattern is Simplicity 7685 c. 1976
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