Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sewing garments for Nina and ....

I sewed a pair of school pants for Nina a couple weeks ago. We had unusually mild Winter in December. Then it changed pretty much dramatically and we have been having a very severe cold weather since last week. One day Nina said that she needs warmer school uniform pants. I remember I wrote a post last Winter about commercial school uniform pants are all made with thin cotton twill and those are not appropriate materials to wear for students living in the cold latitudes like here. So I got a couple yards of corduroy and sewed it up like I did last Winter. (She still wore those last Winter pants but they look like Capri pants now.) l*o*l

The pattern is different from the last year's pants. But it is from the same Japanese sewing book. The pants have two pockets in the back with those cool flaps. I like the detail of the flap's lining with a fancy cotton print (DSQ Sugar Creek Diamond Check).

The waist band is doubled with the corduroy and the print. It looks like she is wearing another pair of pants (or shorts) underneath.

I am making another pair with the same corduroy and the other cotton print. I will share it when it is ready!

I also made garments for Nina's good friend. It is a fancy white cat! Nina was invited to a slumber birthday party by her school friend. She was super excited because that was going to be her first slumber party! Guests were required to bring a stuffed animal (from Build-A-Bear Workshop if they have one) and this is her only one animal from BAB. (She has a hundred or more animals in her treasure chest though...) The kitten originally had a swimming suit as you can see a bit in the picture above. It definitely needs one nice set of PJs to attend on Nina going to her special party.

The flower printed fabric is a remnant from this project. I realized that I have been kept this remnant for more than two years! I hove to be more careful not to be a material hoarder. Seriously.

The PJ pants pattern I drafted for this project.

I made a little outlet for her tail in the pants.

The top can be worn as a pretty little dress too!

Thank you for reading such a long post and a lot of pictures! Happy clothes sewing!

***A Valentine's day project tutorial is coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. Love that double waist band! And the tail - o the tail! So cute!