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  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Let’s see if this link to my IG post works…

    Lullaby Layette top and cuffed shorts for my niece.

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I made a top for my 3mo niece from the Lullaby Layette pattern! (The shorts are knit cuff from Brindille and Twig)
    She has so many clothes they e been given as gifts and hand me downs she doesn’t need more but I take my job of doting auntie very seriously!
    I did French seams for the whole top. It’s a light voile so that worked well. I could not…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I made a top for my 3mo niece from the Lullaby Layette pattern! (The shorts are knit cuff from Brindille and Twig)
    She has so many clothes they e been given as gifts and hand me downs she doesn’t need more but I take my job of doting auntie very seriously!
    I did French seams for the whole top. It’s a light voile so that worked well. I could not…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Replying to myself here to see if I can get this link to work for a picture..

    Luna Pants and Layette

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Replying to myself here to see if I can get this link to work for a picture..

    Luna Pants and Layette

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Loving the Lullaby Layette pattern. I’ve made two bodysuits and a top so far. One is with Cloud 9 double gauze leftover from MBR Luna Pants I finished today. I’m calling them my crazy pants because it’s s rather loud print, not my usual style but I kinda love them.

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Loving the Lullaby Layette pattern. I’ve made two bodysuits and a top so far. One is with Cloud 9 double gauze leftover from MBR Luna Pants I finished today. I’m calling them my crazy pants because it’s s rather loud print, not my usual style but I kinda love them.

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I made a body suit from the Lullaby Layette for my new baby niece, who is three weeks old today! I made the 3-6mo size anticipating that she can wear it over the summer (they live in Boston area). This was my first time doing a placket on my own and my first time using the snap setter tool. There is definitely a learning curve for me lol, and I’m…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I made a body suit from the Lullaby Layette for my new baby niece, who is three weeks old today! I made the 3-6mo size anticipating that she can wear it over the summer (they live in Boston area). This was my first time doing a placket on my own and my first time using the snap setter tool. There is definitely a learning curve for me lol, and I’m…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I made a body suit from the Lullaby Layette for my new baby niece, who is three weeks old today! I made the 3-6mo size anticipating that she can wear it over the summer (they live in Boston area). This was my first time doing a placket on my own and my first time using the snap setter tool. There is definitely a learning curve for me lol, and I’m…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    What about Paxson from Seamwork Mag? I’ve not ventured into sewing men’s clothing (yet!) but that looks like a good basic pattern, and it’s from a reputable source!

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    What about Paxson from Seamwork Mag? I’ve not ventured into sewing men’s clothing (yet!) but that looks like a good basic pattern, and it’s from a reputable source!

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    @cybele7272 Don’t make those Dalmation ears too nice and then you won’t be on the hook for more! Make sure the left is a bit longer than the right…or something like that 🙂

    This week I commandeered our new but unfinished basement room as my sewing space. It’s nice to be able to make a mess where no one cares! I printed out an assembled the…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    @cybele7272 Don’t make those Dalmation ears too nice and then you won’t be on the hook for more! Make sure the left is a bit longer than the right…or something like that 🙂

    This week I commandeered our new but unfinished basement room as my sewing space. It’s nice to be able to make a mess where no one cares! I printed out an assembled the…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    @justsewit Hi Tamara! I made nature walk pants for my daughter last fall and found that in general they run a tad small. I made a practice pair in one size, and went up a size for the final pair. We were pretty happy with the fit in the end, but I was surprised at the fit.
    I don’t like fiddling a lot with sewing patterns for my kids because…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    @justsewit Hi Tamara! I made nature walk pants for my daughter last fall and found that in general they run a tad small. I made a practice pair in one size, and went up a size for the final pair. We were pretty happy with the fit in the end, but I was surprised at the fit.
    I don’t like fiddling a lot with sewing patterns for my kids because…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Thanks for the thoughts and ideas, everyone!
    I sewed a second pair a size up for my son (12 this time) and they fit much better. He just turned 10, so I guess this particular pattern runs small, or at least with a slimmer fit than he prefers. The cover picture shows a fairly slim fit but I just wasn’t expecting quasi-leggings! Size 10 length was…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    Thanks for the thoughts and ideas, everyone!
    I sewed a second pair a size up for my son (12 this time) and they fit much better. He just turned 10, so I guess this particular pattern runs small, or at least with a slimmer fit than he prefers. The cover picture shows a fairly slim fit but I just wasn’t expecting quasi-leggings! Size 10 length was…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    It’s possible that seam allowance had something to do with the fit. I did shoot for 1/4″ but I use a stretch stitch on my machine and it’s hard to be exact with it because the stitch itself is 1/16″ wide. Even so, that could not have accounted for the 6″ discrepancy in the waistband. I know that the parachute pants are supposed to be more fitted…[Read more]

  • Susan replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    It’s possible that seam allowance had something to do with the fit. I did shoot for 1/4″ but I use a stretch stitch on my machine and it’s hard to be exact with it because the stitch itself is 1/16″ wide. Even so, that could not have accounted for the 6″ discrepancy in the waistband. I know that the parachute pants are supposed to be more fitted…[Read more]

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