Hello... is this thing still on?
It's been so long since I have blogged, I am worried I might have forgotten how. Here goes nothing.
Honestly, it's all this little girl's fault.
Let me explain, I was pregnant with her, and my biggest symptom was exhaustion. I could barely function. I wasn't hit that hard with my other pregnancies. When I finally felt like myself again in the third trimester, I decided to do some sewing.
That's when I threw my hip out and ended up in physical therapy and had to use a cane the rest of my pregnancy. Like who does that? Oh yeah, me. It was embarrassing. All from getting up and down a couple times from the sewing machine.
But that's behind me, Project Run and Play is starting a new season, and I have been dying to get back into sewing.
So here I am.
Week 1 is "Nothing but Knit." I love sewing with knit fabrics! When I first learned how to sew, I only bought knit fabric at the store because it felt more like clothing than quilting cottons. I didn't know I was supposed to be intimidated by it.
I did use my serger for most of the construction, except for hems, which I did with a double needle and woolly nylon in the bobbin. But a serger is not necessary, I loved sewing knits on my regular machine long before I had a serger. Knit is forgiving, comfortable, and doesn't fray. What's not to love?
There are four weeks in Project Run and Play. I have four children. My goal is to sew each week for a different child.
Kylie, my oldest, is up first modeling her new outfit:
Ponte de Roma fabric from Joann Fabrics
I love this outfit.
And this girl.
I love this girl too.
Even when she makes faces like that. She's so funny. She loves her teddy bear, I wonder if other eight year olds love their teddy bears too. I guess that doesn't matter. I wouldn't change a thing about her.
I had so much fun with the stripes on the shirt. It was like color blocking with stripe direction. I even lined up the stripes pretty well on the side.
It was cold outside and she was such a trooper.
She was so excited that I put that floral fabric on the lining of the pants pockets.
What a fun challenge! Now I'm off to go sew some underwear left over from the scraps.