This weeks challenge: Something Warm -Rejected (It’s the middle of summer in Australia and while I thought about making something warm I just couldn’t bring myself to do it)
This week has been super challenging to get any sewing done for me, the holidays are always a bit chaotic to begin with but I hurt my shoulder and have had to spend most of the week with it immobilized in a sling. I’m allowed to have it off for an hour or two a day and have strict orders from the doctor not to do housework while it’s sore.
So I got a little bit of sewing done and finally finished my first item for the year, just in time too. I found this cute cat print as a remnant at my local Spotlight and just had to get it for my niece. I chose to make the Sprouts Bloomies in size 4 with a few changes.
I wanted a wider cuff at the bottom, so instead of cutting the recommended cuff piece in half as directed in the pattern I cut out 2.
I added the belt from the MODS section at the back of the pattern but created my own belt loops by making a double fold binding from a 2 1/2″ strip and sewing it shut, each belt loop is 2 1/2’long and there are 4 in total. I attached them before putting the elastic in the waistband 3 1/2″ from the center seam on both sides, front and back.
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Happy Sewing xx