Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Hat & longies
With my husband laid off, I don't necessarily have more time because I have more work to do, but at least I have more time to do things uninterrupted, like sewing, while he hangs out with our son. I thought I didn't enjoy sewing that much, but now that i've experienced uninterrupted sewing i'm loving it! I am sure a few moms out there are nodding their heads knowingly right now. My son needed a pair or 2 of longies (and really didn't even need those), so I made 5 pairs. Oops! I've discovered that I enjoy making them & i'm not too bad at it. I'm thinking of making some to sell in my shop. What do you think... honestly (I can handle constructive criticism)? The last pair I made is the style i've decided I like best. I made these from a thick moss green cashmere sweater. It was so thick that I probably didn't even need the extra wet zone, but I always like to add it for added protection, since he only wears them at night. They are so cozy that after modeling them for me he didn't want to take them off!
I also made a hat today. I started it off with a merino sleeve, like the easy baby hats tutorial I featured a while back, and tied a knot in the top. I sewed on a piece of ribbed waistband, added 2 half circles (lined with cashmere) for the ear flaps, and some braided scraps dangling for a fun nordic ski look. I have limited sewing skills, and this took me about 15 minutes start to finish. Easy peasy! I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but I think you get the idea.