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Wow, haven't posted in a while!

Posted on 2007.10.08 at 01:55
I've been taking a bit of a hiatus from "work" and just catching up on lots of personal sewing. I always have a stack of clothing that needs some kind of alteration: holes that need patching/closing, things that need new elastic, skirts that need to be hemmed...oh, it goes on and on. I finally made it to the bottom of my stack today, and I've been working on a few other things in the meantime as well:

Here's a pouch sling I made for J to carry his "baby" in. Good thing I decided to make it adjustable, cuz I didn't realize that fake babies aren't quite as pliable as real ones. 

I also made him a new pair of longies. I'm working on a matching hat for them right now. I've finally mastered the crotch, although the concept of short rows still escapes me. Oh well, practice makes perfect!

Wearing them at Spaghettifest last weekend.

And today, I finished something that I actually started working on several years ago and forgot about till now. I bought a plain navy jumper for $1 at a secondhand store, and although it was cute, it needed some jazzing up. I didn't have a sewing machine at the time, but I'd bought a Handistitch at Goodwill, and cut up a skirt I had that didn't flatter me so I could make the jumper a little more interesting. The Handistitch turned out to be a horrid piece of crap like most "seen on TV" stuff, and the jumper looked awful once I was done. I shoved it in a bag with a bunch of other miscellaneous craft items, put it in my mom's basement, and forgot about it.

I recently went down to her basement looking for some of my yarn, and rediscovered the jumper. I took it home, took off the crappy embellishments, and put them back on properly. Although it's still far from perfect - hey, I make diapers, not clothes, okay? - I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. I got to use one of my decorative stitches (the patchwork stitch) for the first time. Whee!



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