Saturday, May 29, 2010

making mistakes a la mc hammer

what a colossal mistake. colossally bulky crotch. i had intended to make loose linen cropped pants and even drafted the pattern, bought the fabric and notions, and did all my due diligence. where did i go wrong? well, i was seduced by a pair of sarouel pants in the may issue of burda.

instead of continuing on with my original pattern, i made the sarouel pants in linen despite the instructions which clearly stated 'cotton gauze'. so now i have a pair of well-made linen pants fit for a clown. or mc hammer at his peak.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

birthday suit - kids' clothing week

i finally found the cardreader.... these are the clothes i made for my little guy for kids' clothing week. that's the rear view of the shorts and the front view of the vest - both out of linen i had in the stash. the lining of the vest is from an old dress shirt of daddy's. the little guy just turned three and this was my present to him. the transformers are from his siblings.guess which present he liked best... transformers! more than meets the eye!

Monday, May 17, 2010

cardreader, where for art thou?

i sewed my brains out last week but my cardreader has gone missing. so i will have to take the pics and post this week. i had better get pics of the kids right quick - before they blow out the knees and get grass stains all over the clothes.
wanna bet the cardreader will be found under all the fabric scraps sitting under my work table???

Monday, May 3, 2010

middle of the beginning

and that's what i did on saturday. i pulled potatoes and weeds and made raised beds. if i bend over one more time i may never get up again...