10.03.2007

sewing machine

thats right no love machines here i exist only to sew :)

and someone is not too happy about it...



neige doesn't seem to think that sewing and photographing the evidence is a worthy use of my time. she's been following me around and "hmphing" at me lately :)

i finished up mom's christmas present a couple of weeks ago.
we picked out the fabric together after she decided that she needed a new summer robe. he rold one was about 10 years old. yes i agree. she needed a new one. so here it is!



isn't it fun? i edged the robe ad sleeves with a nice mottled mustard color and decided to do the tie and pockets with the same. it took a while to figure out the construction on this puppy. the collar was way more confusing than i thought it was going to be but after an emergency trip to jo-ann to visit the nice lady who sold me my machine i figured it out.
then i whipped up the coordinating bottoms in about a second. that has got to be the easiest pants pattern i have ever seen. it is just 3 pieces and that includes the drawstring!!!! now i just need to find a couple of blue tee's for her and she can have this at last.

oh, didn't i mention that. it was for christmas last year. oops.
better late than never i always say.
now i'm glad i never gave mom the blog address. no surprises spoiled here!



just for fun i took a closeup of the fabric. i love the pattern. it reminds me of the curtains and tablecloths i saw in provence. if you ever go buy one! they are so fun and cheerful.
i love love love the blues and yellows!

for those of you silly enough to want to try this on your own the pattern is mccalls 3370 i made size medium. best of all, the robe and pants should be plenty long enough for mom (she's fairly tall and nothing is ever long enough it seems).

1 Comments:

Blogger WandaWoman said...

That robe is beautiful. I'm sure your mother will love it.

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