Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What To Sew, What To Sew

Last year during the last few months of my pregnancy, all I did was sew sew sew! I loved it. I made Olivia so many cute dresses. The fun part was seeing how cheap I could make them. I even made them several matching outfits - with Landon's being a john john and Olivia's an a-line dress. But this year, I'm not so sure the john john is going to be the best for him. Being potty trained now (yay) he needs to be able get his clothes on and off pretty easily.

So, I thought it would be fun to make him a bunch of cute shorts. Then get some cheap tops from Target or Wallyworld and monogram them or get an applique put on. The cute fabric shops here can quickly run up your credit card. I mean at $14/yard, I can buy the stinkin' shorts!

So...instead of the rather expensive fabrics ($14/yd) like these from a shop here in town: (Which are all extremely cute I might add!!)

I found these.

Each of these cost me $1.50. And I could probably make them for even less. (I think I got too much fabric.) HELLO!? I'm not even sure I could buy cute shorts for $1.50...even if they are on clearance at Walmart! Next, I'll try to find a few colored shirts to mix and match with his name or initials on them! Put some red keds on him and there's my sweet boy! Lord knows he won't let me do this to him much longer. ;-)

Another thing I would love to do is to make the three kids at least one matching outfit. It's very hard, in my opinion, to find gender neutral fabrics. I might just have to find something blue and put frills on the girls outfits! The only thing is Lillian is set for life being Olivia's little sister. She doesn't need a thing.

Watch out sewing machine, here I come. Now, if I can just find my shorts pattern..........


  1. How cool that you can sew! I SO want to learn!
    You should make your own appliques. You'll save even more money. I just learned how, and it looks so easy! You could totally do it!!!

  2. where did you get this cheap fabric? i am taking sewing class now just for fun even though i dont have kids! you are too cute!
    Carrie (Johnson) Anderson

  3. I can't wait to see what you come up with! You are very talented!!!

  4. oh, you are a girl after my own heart. i just left the smocking bird with fabric for shorts! i love love love the smocking bird but i am always looking for cheaper fabrics! where did you get those cute prints for such a great price??? Kim

  5. Don't know if you'll remember me or not but I used to be Peggy Catt.
    I love your blog. Your family is so sweet!


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