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Thursday, October 24, 2013

14-piece wardrobe


Flakes have been falling off and on this week. Before long, this ideal photo-taking spot will be inundated for 6 months with piles of white stuff. (Oh wait...last year we had snow here October through May, uh, 8 months?) So I'm enjoying the green grass and fall leaves while I can!



I made a wardrobe for big sister this summer, so now it was middle sister's turn. (Although sister's summer wardrobe is now useless....)




I pattern-traced, cut out, interfaced, and stitched these all assembly-line style. There's not a whole lot of variety and moving through efficiently is the only way to sew this many basics and still avoid death-by-boredom.




I made three styles of tops:
Girls' t-shirt (Ottobre 4-2004-36)
Blueberry Choco Hooded Sweatshirt (Ottobre 4-2009-17)
Linen Blouse (Ottobre 5-2006-14)

and two styles of bottoms:
Neat Beat Pants: (Ottobre 6-2009-17)
Jump Sweatpants: (Ottobre 1-2008-19)

The pants are much-used patterns for me and much-worn garments by my girls. When I'm going assembly-line style, why not stick with the favorites?




The blouses were an excuse to use up some quilting cotton. Grace was not too impressed with getting button-up shirts; she likes the fabric but envisioned something a lot more...well, a lot less "button-up shirt style".




Grace was thrilled with the rick rack embellishment, though. And who wouldn't be, right?



21 comments:

  1. So awesome! I love the brown stars and the blouses :)

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    1. Thanks! The brown star shirt was the favorite, here.

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  2. Beautiful!! I love all the fabrics too! It is hard to work on so many at one time. Last week I made one of my girls 5 pairs of pants. I was very happy to finish!

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    1. Thanks!
      Yeah 5 pairs of pants can get old, but it's very satisfying once you're finished!

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  3. I knew you must have been sewing up a storm when your blog was a bit quiet :)

    These all look great - and how awesome for middle sister to get a new wardrobe!! I like the comfortable-ness of the l/s tees and hoodie's. The button up shirts are so cute with their fun patterns (something that is usually hard to find in knits!) Your pants look great - I may have to check out some of those patterns for K. The ric-rack is too cute :D

    Great job!

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    1. Yeah, I don't multitask sewing and blogging, apparently!

      Thanks! Grace really like the comfy clothes. I admire all the super cute stuff others make, but know what really gets worn around here is the plain, comfy stuff....

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  4. What a great wardrobe! My favorite being, of course, the matryoshka shirt. Adorable, and great job!

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    1. Thanks! I love that matryoshka print, too.

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  5. Fabulous! I have two pairs of those neat beat pants sitting on my sewing table right now! I love how you made a whole wardrobe. It looks great.

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    1. What a coincidence! The Neat Beat is one of my most made patterns.

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  6. Everything looks great. You have been very productive

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    1. Thanks! Productive sewing, maybe. Productive doing other things? Maybe not (:

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  7. Nice variety! That looks like a fun wardrobe!

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  8. Just as cute as can be, the clothing and the cute little model. I would wear the hoodie shirts myself :O)...

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    1. Thanks! I would wear the hoodies, too!

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  9. Assembly line sewing is the way to go! (especially when you have a big stack to make) I love the trim and pockets that you added to the Neat Beat pants..I might be copying down the road.;)

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    1. Thanks - I've sewn so many Neat Beat pants, I just had to embellish them a little to make them more interesting to sew.

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  10. Wow, you are awesome! Love the babushka fabric.

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  11. They are such cool kids to sew for. You really have been on a roll.

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