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Friday, January 15, 2010

baby steps

Last july i bought a book, Metric Pattern Cutting for childrenswear and babywear by Winifred Aldrich, great book!

My intention was that when we moved into our new house, that i would have hours of time at my disposal to go with my specially dedicated studio room to learn how to cut patterns from this book.

Not so...

However, this past week i have been giving it a shot, just a hour or so at a time, while the little one has a brief cat nap, and i am so proud of myself to have created from scratch, a very very simple pants pattern! i have made them to be drawstring genie pants, i'm so chuffed. I know i could have just bought a pattern, or perhaps even just winged it, its so simple, but what i have now learnt, is some good foundations. Very pleased with myself.

These are a tad too boofy, making her look a bit meaty in the thigh department, so i will adjust the pattern, but these are some pj bottoms for the summer..


Cuada Design said...

You're off to a great start Sarah - I bought that book at least 4 years ago - and it still looks new!one of these days I'll make use of it....!!

marty and sharon said...

well done they look pretty. so does the new banner ;)

ilovestitches said...

They look great! I was lying in bed this morning..telling my husband that I need to learn how to make my own patterns..Yay...I'm going to buy that book! Thanks!

sweet emmelie said...

You go girl, you should be very proud of yourself!

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