To make the capri's, I refashioned a pair of khaki's I don't wear anymore and used my son's jeans as a pattern. I've never done this before, but read about people doing it all the time. To any of you seamstresses that have done so, I need to ask a question. I wanted to save time, and used the existing side and leg hems. So, when cutting out the pattern, do you use the front of the pants as a pattern, or the back? The back of a pair of pants is a little wider to accomadate the rear end. The front isn't as wide. This sounds like an easy no brainer, and I should use the back, but I was afraid of extra fabric in the front. Needless to say, I used the back of the jeans for my pattern. It would have been even better had I remembered to allow for a seam allowance. Oops!
just before cutting
Parker knew just what to do with her baby! After giving her lots of loves...
I made her doll a change of clothes and hairbows to match. The bows are attached with velcro that goes around the dolls pig tails so her baby always matches.
My bobbin ran out of blue thread in the middle of sewing, but the black thread, which was the next color on my bobbin somehow managed to pull up and continue where the blue thread left off. I've never had that happen before, but thought Parker wouldn't be too critical of my mismatched thread.
Back to the winner of the Minnnie mouse apron. Congratulations to
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