Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Red shoes for fall

Lavinia's ballet flats: handmade gift from Shannon
Edmund's high-top Converse sneakers: Kohls.com (thanks to my mom for her Kohl's cash!)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baby jeans

Earlier in the year I bought some "jeggings" fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics to replace a ragged maternity panel on some thrifted jeans. I didn't use the entire length so I kept the remnant to make some baby jeans down the road. Now that we are getting a few cooler days here and there, the time has come!

[My children have both suffered from silly (but cute) bald patches on the back of their heads,
until they learn to sit up on their own and the hair can grow in!]

I whipped these up yesterday in no time at all. I laid out a pair of Lavinia's leggings on top of the fabric, then cut around the front and back pieces with about a 1/4" seam allowance added. I topstitched them to create faux jeans details (front and back pockets, a fly, flat-felled seams, and a back yoke). They fit her perfectly and look adorable! Instant gratification!