My niece, A, has grown into a size 4! This means that my toddler patterns are on their last legs, and some of my TNTs are about to be bygones. As it is, I had to trace new leggings patterns and a new long-sleeve t. So - This week I made:
Don't get too excited - you aren't about to drop into cute overload.
A's in need of foundation pieces - Mom works at Gymboree
So not so boring as all that: First I made a trial run of 5936 and then a little matching 1/2 circle skirt on some sweet elastic I had in my stash. The fabric - decades old from my stash from back before I realized that boys need primary colours in their lives.
The half circle seems to magically fallen on the grain at centre-front. Woot!
There is a short zipper at the neckline and centre back - and I had a lovely, soft, rose coloured zipper to use in my stash. So, Hurray! Busted 1.5 metres, and invested no money at Fabricland!
BUT once I got going - who wanted to stop? Not this gal. I had some fuscia fleece left from the Baby Blanket Jump a Round Dress - so I made a simple pair of leggings/pants:
An I got cute with a short shoelace I had in my stash, cut it in half and attached it to some elastic I secured at centre back, and slipped it through a couple of quick button holes - the pants took me 40 minutes.
And of course - who needs sleep?
I looked at the bits left of the fleece and decided to make a top. But there wasn't quite enough... but there was a little of the Christmas Cutie Dress quilted jersey left - and then I found a pack of fuscia reflective tape!
So I took the pattern for the top, and got rid of the centre back seam, then I took the front pattern and added a seam allowance for a zipper and tahdah! cute little jacket.
The other shoelace is at the inside neckline seam. I sewed the reflective tape down. (it was iron-on grosgrain ribbon) a stripe at the front of the centre arm on each side and a nice fat band across the shoulders.
Totally Cute Jacket
I am going to say another 1.5 meters busted.
Meters Used on these projects: 3
Total Meters Busted 1/27/2015: 11