Ahoy! Michelle sent sweet fabric with nautical paper boats that was just perfect for some lightweight duds.
My wee babe can wear his new clothes to pool parties, sailing trips and more likely, splashing in our backyard kiddie pool.
I am new to sewing, and with my trusty vintage “Slant-O-Matic,” I’ve been slowly learning how to create neat things. My favourite thing about sewing is the fabric. Luscious fabric, pretty fabric, cute fabric… I want ALL the fabric. It’s a blessing and a curse to have discovered L’Oiseau. I also have to give an honorable mention my new pins. Beginners, get them. Now.
Here is a peek into my newbie sewing adventure with the adorable paper boats. I am absolutely certain that there is little I’m doing “right,” but lets muddle through, shall we.
The shorts are my own pattern, and it’s ever evolving. I just can’t leave well enough alone. Yesterday it was fold-up cuffs, today it’s piping, and tomorrow it’s …. Pockets? Elastic waist? Buttonholes? (Eeep, hold me. )
The sweatshirt is a Shwin and Shwin pattern.
It was a risky choice, as I wanted something unique, with shorter sleeves but couldn’t find the right thing. So in my no-rules-sewing-beginner-naivety, I changed the pattern to suit me. The neckline was a bit challenging for me, and I am SO BAD at top-stitching, but I love the final product. Cute!
With two small boys, my sewing time is limited, but I really, really like experimenting and playing. And the moment when I turned the shorts right side out and saw the piping… Glorious! It worked!