Thursday, March 13, 2014

Books and Bedtime

The sewing around here has been seriously lacking.  I have not sewn a thing since I finished the quilt. I am hoping to get some sewing in this weekend. I have a bag for myself that I need to finish, especially since I started it last May (yikes!) and also a dress for Erin that is all cut out just need to sew it up. The lack of sewing as been because of this stack:

Plus five other books on my Kindle. In the beginning of this year, I decided to challenge myself to read 50 books before the end of 2014. So far I'm on my 15th book, which does not include Stuart Little, that I am reading to my littles. So, I've been spending all my spare time reading. Some of the books I read a lot faster than the others. I went through the Divergent series in about 4 days. I am really looking forward to the movie coming out next week.  It was my favorite book of the series, to tell you the truth I didn't like the third book very much at all but I powered through it anyway. I'm currently reading Of Blood and Honey which is okay. Not awesome but a pretty good read so far. I'm really looking forward to reading Sharp Objects and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. They are next on the list along with about a dozen other books that I have in my stash and have not yet read. I kinda hoard books like I hoard fabric. Books are my first obsession :)

I did sew a pair of pjs for Jack back in January that I never did share so I decided to take a break from reading and share my books and these fun pjs that I sewed up for Jack. The little man was very excited when I gave them to him since most of what I sew is for his sister....I really need to remedy that.

such a serious little model

The Details:
The Pattern: Flashback Skinny Tee size 4 for the top and Fancy Pants Leggings size 4t
The Fabric: Firetruck Jersey fabric from my local Joann and for the cuffs and neckband Laguna stretch knit in red from
Notions/Trim: 1" elastic for the waistband

This was my first time sewing the Fancy Pants leggings by Titchy Threads. I really love how they came out and they were very easy to sew. There are two different waistband options and I used a combination of the two. I created a waistband from the firetruck fabric and then added elastic to the inside to help keep the pants up better. The firetruck fabric would not have worked by itself to hold up the pants. I also used the cuff detail to finish the bottom of the pants but there is an option to just hem them. Jack is a fan of his new pjs because they have firetrucks on them and I am a fan because they were quick to sew and actually fit him (his store bought pjs are starting to get a little small - which means there needs to be more of these pjs in the future!)

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