The great thing about KCW (for me anyway) is that it inspires me to finish a project that I either threw aside in a fit of frustration, or that needs some more attention or tweaking. Take these parsley pants for example.
I made them two weeks ago, and Grant wore them once, but complained that the waist was too tight, and that they were too long. He was on the verge of rejecting them forever… and almost about to give me this gnarly look if I didn’t do something about it:
So I spent about 30 minutes yesterday opening up some seams and adjusting the elastic length to make them a bit roomier.
And I fixed the hem by bringing them up about 3/4″.
And now he’s happy about wearing them. And it makes me happy to make stuff for him- he’s always really sweet about it and appreciative. He’s a gem.
How I obtained that fabric is sort of a funny story… I had seen 2 posts by sewing extraordinaire Sanae. This great tunic, and these adorable baby shoes– both made in the same ticking fabric. Then about a week later, my friend Ann called me and asked if I wanted any blue ticking fabric. She had some from a home décor project and had some leftover. I remembered Sanae’s posts and decided that she made it cool, so of course I said sure!
So Ann dropped it off one day.
TEN YARDS PEOPLE.
I was like, “Ann, did you forget to recover your SOFA??”
An entire roll of blue ticking fabric sits next to my sewing table.
Anyone want some free fabric? No, really… anyone?
Leave your yardage requests in the comments. I’ll have it shipped out faster than it would take to wait in the cutting line at Joann’s on coupon extravaganza day!
**update! I’ve actually had some interest in this fabric (including a local friend who I’ve promised some to as well)… glad to unload it on you guys so we can deck our kids out in some home dec! haha… thanks gals for participating in my sorta-giveaway!**