Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fun stuff

I've been more excited about sewing lately, than actually sewing. For better or worse, this culminated today in the online purchase of a used coverstitch machine. Until, a couple of months ago, I don't think I had even heard of a coverstitch machine. And until recently, I didn't even realize my humble Kenmore serger couldn't do this stitch, so naturally, a necessity emerged for the, now trendy, coverstitch machine. I got the Brother 2340CV, which I think is the least expensive in this category.

I was also pretty stoked with the latest issue of Ottobre magazine (1/2013). There's a few things I'd really like to make. I'm easily won over by the fabric patterns and colors.

I have been meaning to make a trench coat for Monkey Pants for several years now after she outgrew her size 3T on from the GAP at the age of six.  It was adorable.  It even pushed me to buy my first issue of Burda, for a kid's trench coat that I still haven't made.  This one is not in a style I would ordinarily be drawn to (a little frilly for Monkey Pants), but the whole ensemble is irresistible.  I have to make it.

These boys' undies are supercute! And I have to make them with this fabric which is, of course, available from Ottobre's Etsy store for a small fortune. Who to make them for? The five year old, or the recently potty trained two-year old.  I can probably only afford one pair. Especially after the coverstitch machine purchase. These will be the most expensive underwear ever.


I also couldn't resist this chef's outfit, which will be so cute for my little guy that loves to make me food in the play kitchen and bring me my orders. Of course, I don't think he's ever seen a chef's outfit before, but who cares, right?

I already made the apron in two colorful quilting cottons for a birthday gift. I missed the chance to take a quick photo as I'm the queen of last minute projects.


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