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Snippet Sunday

This has been the week of Sewing.  I made pajamas (top and footed bottom) for Sprout for Christmas...all without a pattern. Why yes, I did have a lot of headaches during this process, thanks for asking. :P But the result was well worth it. I'm not promising I'll get a photo of her in them, but I'll try. I've already had to wash them twice; I need to make her change out of them before she breakfasts to keep them clean and and I don't have the energy for that. Why does she have to be messy like I am? Why can't she take after her papa in this case?*

I also helped J make himself some pajama pants. To top it off, I made a nursing pillow for Junebug today. I didn't have enough fabric in my stash to simply cut out and sew together two pieces of cloth, so  I had to do some patchwork piecing and ended up finishing too late** to take a photo.  Again: Maybe later.

* She is a total comedian/actress, and that she does get from me. Today, she was pretending to be Coral, Nemo's mother, who got eaten by a barracuda at the beginning of the movie. J had to carry her to the car (Coral was totally devoured, but apparently there was enough of her left in Sprout's incarnation for J to bring her home from their slackline outing), drive her home, and tote her upstairs to me, where he proceeded to tell me what happened. I acted the part of grieving son (I get to be Nemo and J is Marlin), but even TEARS and sobbing did not make the kid budge. She would not be revived so steadfast did she hold to her role. I'm telling you, the kid is good. :P

** Had an appt with the gyno today. Just started my 8th month. The doctor tells me that at the moment, Junebug weighs 2.29 kg and will likely gain one more kilo before birth. That will make him/her 100-200 grams heavier than Sprout.  Not too big. Junebug still hasn't turned yet, but there is time for that...


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Dec. 29th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
I would imagine pajamas are difficult to make even with a pattern. I'm impressed!
Dec. 29th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
Echoing this!!
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
The beauty of the net is the plethora of tutorials one has to get ideas and help with all sorts of sewing problems! :D
Dec. 29th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Well done on the jammies! If I had to make them (especially with footies), everyone would freeze to death at night before I'd get anything done that was wearable. I used to sew a bit when I was much younger, but didn't get much beyond the beginner stage, even then.
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Pajama bottoms (lounge pants) are actually super simple to make, especially these days with all the tutorials online. The footies were where all the difficulties were; even the top was easy in comparison. Now that I have experience, I'm going to try to make myself a pair (won't get around to it for at least half a year, I'm sure) and I'll try a different method. Also, making them for an adult will be much easier, given that the foot will be bigger and easier to sew. All those layers of fabric and curves around a tiny space...tough!
Dec. 29th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
Does S try the slackline too?

And glad to hear about Junebug's progress! (and about the pajamas--you're too good!)

(also, I love your icon)
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
She does it holding J's hand. :P

I actually thought Junebug would be bigger, but I looked at Sprout's birth record tonight and saw that I misremembered: She was not 3.100 kgs; she was 3.310. So both babies should be about the same. :D

(that is a painting I did while trying to get more open and relaxed while painting and not so uptight and fixed on a "perfect" vision :P )
Dec. 30th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
I really love it (the painting)
Dec. 29th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Busy, busy!
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you know me...
Dec. 30th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Perhaps the messiness and the acting ability go hand-in-hand?
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
That is an interesting theory! :P
Dec. 30th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
Good to hear about Junebug's progress! As for PJ's--I never made any, but I have fond memories of the ones my mother sewed for us kids when we were small.
Dec. 30th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
I never can find ones that fit me well that I like; I've definitely got to make some for myself.
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