Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The rest of Tobie's presents & one for Alex

These are Tobie's new Ottobre Skate Jeans.  I had some fun making them.  I made them a bit big because when I altered them I goofed up somewhere, but his grandfather in Florida says he loves them.  It's been ages and ages since I made a pair of boys' pants.  I used pattern #40 from the 4-2006 issue.  I really like them.  I'll be making them again, a little smaller.


This is a back view of the pants.  The pockets weren't as hard as I had thought they might be.  I did the stitching on them a bit differently than was recommended, but the point is, I got them done and they look good.  I kinda surprised myself with these jeans.  Now that I've made a model of twill, I'm ready to haul out the denim and make him another pair.

These are his pajamas, made with 'owls on a line' knit fabric and some chocolate suedecloth.  I was going to use bamboo velour, but velour is a bit warm for Florida, so I stuck with the suedecloth instead.  I heard he loves these, too.

Here are his boxer briefs.  Apparently his sister saw them and she wants some like them.  She doesn't like the elastic on the legs of girls' underpants and prefers the look of his.  I guess I'll use the Ottobre magazine's pattern for girls' panties and lengthen the legs a bit by putting this pattern underneath the other one.  To be honest, I'm not all that crazy about tons of elastic either.

I forgot to put this in Alex's entry. It's her Christmas nightgown.  The knit is one I got from a coop I belong to, and the solid purple is actually French terry.  Somehow I grabbed that instead of the bamboo jersey I have.  It came out nice as well, and her grandma said she had to put it on right away.  Part of the hassle of living so far from some of my grandkids is that I can't be there to size them; I guess I need to make her arm openings a bit bigger the next time I use this pattern as well as the dress pattern I made up for her.  The arm opening itself is a bit too tight.

At least the grandparents called and let me know what went well and what needs some work.

Alex has a birthday coming up next month and I already have the pattern picked out for her present.  I can't wait to make it up!

Okay, on with the updating....the next entry will be for Abby's kids.  Silly me, I forgot to take pics of the jammy pants I made for JR, Colleen, Donovan and Abby.  They came out nicely, too, though.

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

If I could sew half as good as you do I would be a happy camper! Very nice!