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Friday, March 22, 2013

Stripy Tunic and Flannel Stashbusting


I think this is one of my favorite Ottobre makes in a while. In an effort to help Sara branch out from wearing a black turtleneck and jeans every single day (she has more than one black turtleneck), I made her a tunic and leggings last week. So now I've made her another tunic, this one more to her liking because it has black.



The skirt is pleated in both the back and front, and Sara was pleased to find there are inseam pockets. Very cozy!

It was kind of interesting to do the v-neck with a fairly wide piece of ribbing. It works the same as with narrower binding, but it's, uh, wider, haha.

The black and gray stripe is a soft jersey from Girl Charlee.




And in an effort to get rid of some of the 1 yard pieces of flannel clogging my cupboard, I cranked out some winter jammies. You can't make much with 1 yard of 44" inch fabric, unless you're a serious crafter (I'm not, apparently.) Yeah, I made only 4 sets. The fifth kid didn't complain, so it's all good.


Above, they're pretending to be tired.

Then, I told them to "make a muscle". I think Alex misheard me and thought I said, "Do yoga."



Patterns used:
Stripy Lines Tunic (Ottobre 6-2011-27)
and
various Ottobre pajama pants and tops

18 comments:

  1. Cute! Love the tunic!!

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  2. The tunic is really cute. What's not to love about new PJs? What a good fifth kid you have not to complain!

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    1. Right about new pjs - they don't stay nice looking very long!

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  3. So funny that a 9 year old has to be coaxed out of black! I foresee a very chic future for her.

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    1. Yeah, it's funny. It's black and grey for her!

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  4. The tunic/dress is very smart. Your daughter looks gorgeous in black, I can see why she wants to wear it every day.
    Fun jammies.

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    1. Thanks! Black certainly is nice, but I'm in danger of not being able to use up my kiddie fabrics, except for pajamas.

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  5. Such cute PJs and such a clever way to use up those scraps (isn't it funny how, for seamstresses, 1 yard counts as a "scrap"?)! I hate apparel fabric remnants so much that I usually buy exactly as much yardage as I need, sometimes 3/4 yard to make a skirt. So stingy! Also so ambitious - because can't afford to make mistakes, which seems to always happen exactly when I'm being stingy.

    P.S. I am soooooooo tired of winter and winterwear and winter fabrics. I am ready for summer. So ready. Forget about spring already. I've been sufficiently mocked this week - 9 degrees = the start of spring? Come on, Minnesota! You can do better! Hope you're all weathering it out okay over where you are.

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    1. Let's just say I "plan ahead" when buying fabric, so it's more of an estimation than a buying of exactly what I need.

      Piles of snow go away!

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  6. She knows what she likes, doesn't she? I love that she has already found her style! The tunic and leggings combo is so comfy and cute - I love the stripes and I think she looks great in them.

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    1. Thanks! And yes she - stubbornly - knows what she likes!

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  7. They are all looking very fierce - and happy.

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  8. Brilliant!
    i don't know how you manage to make so many clothes for all of your children!!

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    1. Well, sewing clothes tends to be at the expense of something else, hehe. However, I don't blog about my housework!

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  9. I think you did a great job of catering to her taste yet sewing something that she will happily wear. Love the tunic!

    And that last picture...such great expressions!

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    1. Thanks! I guess that's what sewing our own clothes is all about. Sara turns her nose up at all the girls' clothes at Target or Children's Place.

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