Subversive Sewer

{January 26, 2009}   My next 2 projects

I’m currently getting over a wicked cold, and in 2 days I have to go to Jacksonville (5 hours away I think) for a 2-day training.  This all means I won’t have much output, but I am thinking about my projects.

The first is this hilarious pattern that Sofia loves:

This is so much fun for kids!  There are 2 bodies, 3 ears, 3 arms and 6 legs, plus different options for hair and facial features.  It’s a great way to use up scrap fabric and odd notions.  I have a bunch of animal eyes and noses, reasons for buying I don’t remember, and this is how I’m going to use them up.  Sofia had a great time designing her first Wacky Creature last night.  It’s going to take just a few minutes to sew the front to the back, and then stuff it.

Now that it’s starting to warm up again here in Florida, I decided to make a jacket.  I think I own one jacket, but I’ve had it for a while and it’s too long for everyday use (it gets caught in car doors).  I’ve had this pattern since it came out, but I’ve shied away from jackets because of fitting issues.  Here it is:

Erica B‘s review really inspired me to make this.  I plan to use a fabric from Amy Butler’s Nigella collection (a twill).  I’m going to actually do what is widely recommended and make a muslin first!  The big incentive is that Amy Butler fabric is hella expensive and I don’t want to waste it on a wadder.


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