Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Maternity Shirts to Biker Shorts Upcycle



I was going through some old boxes of clothes the other day and came upon a couple of boxes of maternity clothes.  Now I have absolutely no plans of needing those again!  However, since I started sewing, I have the hardest time getting rid of old clothes because now I look at them as free fabric!


I grabbed of couple of maternity shirts out of the pile and starting thinking about what I could make.  Being maternity shirts, they have that lycra stretchiness to them so I thought that these would be perfect for biker shorts for the girls.



I decided to make them yoga style like the pants I posted about HERE.  (There are more detailed photos in that post.) That means no annoying elastic.  The top band just folds down and they are super comfy. 


My girls love them.  I have made four so far and plan to keep going through the pile to make more.


Happy Sewing!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lil Blue Boo Hoodie


I love this hoodie pattern from Lil Blue Boo!  It was one of the first patterns I used when I was venturing into sewing with knits.  See my previous post HERE.  Ashley gives some nice tips for sewing with knits.  Now that I have my awesome serger, it is even more fun!

The pattern is really straight forward and is great for boys or girls.  You could even add some length and make it into a dress like Christine at From an Igloo did HERE.


It was definitely funny trying to have a photo session with two three year old very active boys.  A bit different from my girls who love to model.  So here goes…




I added an appliqued paw print to go with the doggie fabric.  The boys really like it.  They think that it’s one of Blue’s Clues!


I lined the hoods because the wrong side of the doggie print fabric was white and I didn’t want that showing when their hoods were off. 


Here they are in their set from a couple of years ago.  I miss them being this little.  Sniffle Sniffle.




Wait boys…. come back!


Happy Sewing!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Un-birthday To Us!

Sometimes you just have to have cake! Today we baked a cake for absolutely no reason and sang Happy Un-birthday to us! I have very vivid childhood memories of doing this with my mom and sisters. I'm glad the tradition continues! Now go bake yourself a cake!

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