Monday, July 09, 2007

So I Sew...

What does one do when one's regular clothes are a bit snug but maternity clothes still resemble circus tents?
Why, one sews their own clothes of course!!
I've been sewing like mad lately after I found some good deals on fabric and a great pattern (McCall's 5388) for cute shirts that are belly friendly.
This one was my first one and turned out a little big.
This was my second attempt with some fabric that I love. The gathers in the front turned out a little wonky but I'm telling myself that it only adds character. It's smaller than the first one and fits much better.
This is the one I finished this evening and I think it's my favorite. I made the least amount of mistakes and it came together very quickly. And possibly my most favorite detail is that the fabric is an old sheet that I picked up at a thrift store for $1.
I think I'm becoming a sewing addict.
And now for a few random pictures of John.
Here he is this evening enjoying his sandbox just before a well-earned bath. He loves playing outside in anything that could possibly get him dirty. (He is all boy)
And here is a lovely shot of the amazing things he can do with a spoon and some pudding. He is very talented. For as often as this child is in the bathtub he should be the cleanest, best- smelling boy around...but he's not. I love his messy ways. How could you not love a face like that?!


At 6:39 PM, Blogger Matt, Jodi & Kendall said...

You are so talented! Those tops are adorable!

John is too cute!

Love you guys!!

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

Those tops are great! Good job, Rachel!!! :) And the boy is precious as always!

At 10:43 AM, Blogger The Schmitz Family said...

Hey Rachel!

Came across your blog again, I know I had found it a long time ago from Janet's...

Making your maternity clothes, that is amazing! I was just remarking to a friend from our new church here that last summer when I was pregnant, I couldn't find anything that I liked.

Anyway, saw your pics of knitted hats in an older post. Do you have a pattern for knitted hats? I have been making scarves for a little while and thought it would be fun to have some hats to go with them.

Our blog is

Would love any tips you can offer!
Jenna :)

At 2:17 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Hey Rach! :) God brought you to mind today and I just wanted you to know. I am praying for you! How is the pregnancy coming? Hope all is well.

Love, Julie

P.S. you are an amazingly talented woman! those tops are great!

At 4:56 PM, Anonymous amanda said...

UPDATE!!!!!! :) :) :)

At 12:51 AM, Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Your tops are really nice. Sewing is so rewarding isn't it! Your boy is sooo handsome. I was looking at an old post and came across your comment and thought I'd pop over. smile...


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