Soooooo, after being thoroughly inspired by several fabulous blogs (here, here, and here), I decided to try my hand at clothing refashion. Granted, what I did is pretty basic and not exactly awe inspiring. . . but I had lots of fun making Sydney some new little pants and am really happy with the result. The weather is finally getting colder here and I thought Sydney could use some warm, comfy and cute play pants. I had an old grey sweatshirt that I refuse to wear any longer, some polka dot fabric, and some snazzy ribbon. . . voila: fancy pants! I also used my new serger to make these and only used the sewing machine to make the waistband and attach the ribbon. I am still amazed at how much faster things go when using a serger. I had these pants whipped up in no time!
What else did I do over the weekend? I organized! Sewing projects were taking an eternity simply because I was spending too much time digging through piles of fabric, searching endlessly for notions, and having to rearrange things to make room to work. I commandeered a plastic storage thingy from my husband's closet and bought another one. Now, I can pull out drawers to see what I have on hand fabric wise. I also found a thread and notions container on clearance and love it. Everything looks so neat and tidy. Well, other than the floor. Sewing and carpet seriously don't mesh well.
Here's a sneak peak of something I started last night. I found some really awesome tutorials (free!) and will share them with you just as soon as I finish this project up and have photos to post. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!