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Crafting On

I've been sewing lately, and finally turning out some results!

I made a pair of overalls for Roan.  This involved some new skills for me, or improving ones that were not often practiced.  I edged the underarms with bias tape to make them sturdier, as the pattern instructed.  I also put in two button holes, which wasn't so bad after all.  I hope this corduroy holds up to his use.  I added pockets to the back side, as Roan always seems to wear out that part of his pants.


Willow got a pair of her own, too, which she really likes.  That amazes me, honestly, because she has never been one to like things with loose legs.  I suppose it helps that the fabric is pink and has a really soft feel to it.  I think it's about forty years old.  Her pair went a little faster, since I had made the pattern before.  I've got a small pair cut out for Laurel that is a blend of this pattern and the one in The Children's Year.

More Overalls!

There was some sleeping bag fabric in The Big Haul.  At least, I think that's what this is.  Either way, I sewed up the sides and hemmed the tops and have two twin size sleeping bags for the children.  No zippers, but I think that's kinder on us all.  And who knows where I would find sleeping bag zippers?

Sleeping Bags

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Lucy Bowen
Aug. 12th, 2015 05:50 am (UTC)
Love those dungarees, and brilliant models! I bet they get lots of wear.
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:16 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Aug. 12th, 2015 06:29 am (UTC)
Both pairs so cute!
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! I bet Laurel's might top them.
Aug. 12th, 2015 07:24 am (UTC)
They look beautiful. I love overalls! I've seem the pattern on the children's year but never mustered the courage to try it. I might give it another look :)
Suzy Mae @ httpscrapsofstarlight.blogspot.com
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! I will say the pattern seems to run large from the book, but I compared it with a pair that I know fits to balance things.
Aug. 12th, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, these are SO cute!
( 7 trees — Plant a Forest )

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