The kids wanted to go as Star Trek TOS officers for a 60s/70s costume party we attended; the 4yo was Spock while the 7yo wanted to be Uhura (“because her skin colour is the closest to mine”. Indeed.) . The design of these costumes is quite simple, almost pyjama-like. Quick to sew with a serger, and probably also with zigzag stitches on a sewing machine; sure beats shopping around for red and blue turtlenecks in the right size! These costumes were made mainly for one evening, so they are quite slapdash – no hems, no finishing, and the threads don’t match the fabric colour. 🙂
Here is the draft of our family’s design for our street’s Advent-inspired fundraiser DailyFlag for Daily Bread this December. It’s titled “Drink. Up. Your. Soup!”. Not that the subject in question appears to need any urging.
A nod to that time of the year: the start of Fall, school, and busy time in academia. These reusable snack bags made a nice Sunday afternoon project with my almost-7-year old. We’ve been using them almost everyday since for school/work snacks. They’re made out of laminated cotton so
Mermaid off port bow! This was a summer project we did while vacationing in Maine: a mermaid tail from swimwear.
It’s been a busy springtime, between a family wedding, innumerable children’s classes, an unexpectedly fruitful job search, and work. My sincere thanks to the Kingkiller Chronicles and Kvothe for giving me one thing to focus on, through this time. In addition to this – or perhaps, because of this, – the sewing projects of the past few months have been haphazard and Continue reading Interlude-Ringbearer’s Pillow