It has been a beautiful November for us! I love the Fall.
This week I did not do any repurposing. I actually made some new items from fabric that I purchased from the store. I do have more repurposing to come, but I did not have anything that I could use to make pajama bottoms for Cameron and a new Sunday Dress for Leatha.
My children love to go to the store with me and pick out their fabric for me to sew their new items. Leatha enjoyed watching me sew so much, that last year for Christmas we purchased her, a sewing machine on Black Friday. The sale was fantastic! If you have a child or teenager, that you would like to get a sewing machine for, check out the Black Friday sales. Get a great deal!
Now Leatha has her own sewing machine, so I do not have to share mine. Leatha used to take all of my scraps and sew them into stuffed animal clothing, doll clothing and aprons for her brother and sister. Now she can take my scraps and sew what she wants, when she wants. She has even made a few layer ruffle dresses for school. I am glad that she enjoys sewing as much as I do.
Cameron hit a growth spurt this summer and fall, so all of his pants and sleeping items were too short. Now that the weather has turned colder I thought I better get him some PJ bottoms made. I purchased just 1 ¼ yards of 60 inch fabric for each pair of pants. Cameron just uses an undershirt for the top. I like the warmer fabric so I choose one fleece, (the light blue) and two were made from sweatshirt fabric (the navy blue).
I sewed all three in the time it took Cameron to do his 2 pages of homework. The best part is the navy blue fabric was only $2.00 a yard and the light blue was $2.57. So I spent just about $7.00 for 3 pair of PJ bottoms. TO purchase them new, I would have spent $10-12 each. That’s $36.00! I saved us $29.00 in just over 60 minutes work! Plus I have some great scraps left, that I will make into something else. It was a great investment and money saver! Plus as you can tell Cameron loves them!
Leatha’s dress is a beautiful blue satin dress, with a pearl overlay. Leatha picked out the colors herself. There is an underskirt that is a polyester light Blue that works as a slip. Leatha looks beautiful and she said she feels like a princess in her dress. Well I think she looks like one!
I am also working on some new baby quilts for the website. I have 2 sizes and 7 baby quilt tops already made. 2 classic pink with flowers tops, 2 blue and yellow tops, 2 yellow, green and red tops, and another blue top.
I hope you like what I have made for you this week!
Take a look around my website and let me know if you want me to make something else, or you have any questions about any of my projects.