Saturday, March 16, 2013

2 Hoodie Dresses

Lately, I've been loving knits.  They are so easy and quick to sew up; I can finish a dress or shirt in usually just one or two sewing sessions.  The added benefit of sewing with knits is that I am reasonably sure that both S and B will wear the finished product on at least a weekly basis. 
I sewed up these Hoodie Dresses a few weeks ago and am now just getting around to blogging about them.  The pattern is the Hangout Hoodie by Pee-ka-boo Pattern Shop. 

Version number one was made using a JoAnn knit that I found in the red tag clearance area and at 50% off, I believe I paid about $3.00 a yard.  The print is even more bright and garish in real life; I tried to tone it down with the white sleeves, hood, and kangaroo pockets.   I think I mostly succeeded, right?

 Ok, on to B's version.  This is a Patty Young print that I found at Mill End a while ago.  I happened to have the perfectly coordinated pink polka-dots on hand from another project.  Can you tell they both really like the kangaroo pockets?

And just because, here is a close-up of B in her Hoodie dress.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pink and Embroidered Skinny Jeans

I've finished up lots of projects, but haven't been blogging much.  It's just so much more fun to move on to the next thing rather than writing about a past one.  I'll try to do a better job, no promises though.

Here's one that I just completed today: a pair of skinny jeans in pink with flowery embroidery on the back pockets.

The pattern is by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop in size 5.  The length and fit is perfect, but next time I think I will taper the legs for a skinnier look. 
The back pockets have machine embroidered flowers.

I love how professional they look.  I have a pair of sparkly blue cords for B in the works, and maybe another in stretch denim....