Friday, September 28, 2007

Small bit of sewing

It seems like an eternity since I have used my sewing machine (though in reality it has really only been just over a week).

I got a bit of a hit this morning, sewing the waist on a black rayon knit skirt as well as the velcro on the bouncer cover. The bouncer cover will be completely finished when I apply the snaps to the right location.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hello little man

We welcomed Scott Jonathon into our lives on the 20th of September at 11:15am.

He was worth the wait.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Getting restless

Baby, when are we ever going to meet you. At this rate, Jalisa will have more clothes than she needs (who am I kidding, a little girl can never have too many).

I was going to make this top different by rolling the hem and then shirring the bottom, but I don't like to roll hem in the round (and I forgot to do it at the right step) so I just double hemmed it.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Post bub skirt and a belly shot

So here is the skirt that I made yesterday. Super quick to make - rolled hems and shirred waistband. A very comfortable too. I still have it on at the moment and it is nice and airy.

So this is not the most flattering of shots (face has puffed up - noice) but it was my favourite from what Wayne snapped. Inside shot since it is a little windy outside.

A strange bit of info - my hair seems to be going curlier by the week. I always did have a bit of wave in it, but when I turned 19 it went super curly. As Jalisa's hair grew and grew curly, my hair grew straighter. I always said she stole them. Perhaps this bubba will have straight hair and that is why I am going a bit more curly again.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Just some waffle.

No pictures of the things I have just finished (Pjs for Jalisa, skirt for me) but I felt like blogging.

Today is my due date for baby #2 if you go by the scan. Monday is the due date that my GP and I worked out. I am so looking forward to having another baby - Jalisa and I have been looking through all her baby pictures, talking about the baby and I just feel so ready to hold another newborn in my arms. Actually, the funny thing is I feel nervous and not totally at ease holding other babies but I can't wait for my own again.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Finished some WIPs

I started this project some time ago, so it felt very good to finally get it finished. I picked these fabrics out of the stash because they vaguely coordinating (and I wanted them used).

I had wanted to make one of these for a while (to take to hospital and for sleeps during the day) but only just got around to making a pattern this morning. I used a scrap of black cotton jersey so it is super comfy and won't make me sweat.

One of Jalisa's good dresses. This is #12 from Ottobre 2/2003 (I picked this issue as my free gift when subscribing - as its a summer edition, there are lots of great garments suitable for our climate). I would have preferred to make the straps in the same fabric, but it was a remnant (a very yummy cotton stretch woven from my local fabric store) and there was no more.

Both the front and back have tucks sewn first before binding the top edge.

I am finally coming close to the end of Jalisa's summer wardrobe. Cutting out a number of projects and working on them over time has ensured there is always something to sew when I feel like sewing and will be a great system when the new bubba is here.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Big Sister outfit

Here is the finished big sister outfit - the back of the top is shirred but I left the front un-shirred so that all Jalisa’s shirred tops would not be exactly the same.

You can’t tell from the photo how full the skirt is. Not quite as full as a circle skirt but there is plenty to twirl with. The pattern is Ottobre #18 3/2007 (minus the lace at hem). Very easy to make, though I disliked the waistband method - made something that is a cinch just, well, annoying.

And a big thank you to Corrie for the lovely pressie - the name that I suggested was chosen for Retro Mummy's flickr group.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Paper doll fun and a side of shirring

I am sure that being pregnant has made an impact on my creativity (being much less able to think of ideas at the right time, leading to many stalled projects).

Anyway, I had to think for some time of a gift I could make for the last minute party invite we received (well, I did hear about the party happening at MG last week, but without a paper invitation I had no chance of remembering all that time). It was a good thing I found an old list of suitable presents to make - I think I should update it and at least put it on the computer so I know where to look for it next time.

I decided a pencil roll would be appreciated by the birthday girl (the bonus being I did not need to guess any measurements like I did the hats the other week).

Rolled up


It occurred to me this morning that I needed to start making a big sister tee for Jalisa and, needing an applique idea for a shirred top, thought I could just do it on the shirred top instead (and get another project finished - yay!). Here is the work in progress.