Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pumpkin Britches

Untitled Here’s a little something I began working on last night. I have very little experience working with knit fabric, but really wanted to change that, so I asked my friend Suzanne, who just happens to own my favorite little fabric shop and is an excellent sewist. (That was quite a long sentence, no?) Anyway, we arranged for a lesson that happened to be last night, and I had a blast! You see, I’d had this idea to learn to make little knit leggings for my niece out of tops I don’t wear anymore. I have been wanting to do this for some time- before I even knew she was my niece and not a nephew. ;) So, I purchased a pair at a thrift store & brought them along with me to use as a guide for cutting out the pieces, and then Suzanne gave me some tips, went over stretch stitches with me, and then showed me how to construct! I need to finish off the waist band, still, but am happy with how they’re coming out. I have a few more tops with a great stretch that I plan to use for the same thing and then hope to send them off to my Evie, or whom her momma calls Pumpkin Britches in this CUTE! video.

3 comments:

  1. Super cute pants! Good job, Auntie Mandie! ;) Also, I love the fact that Emily calls Evie "pumpkin britches"....adorable!

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  2. Pumpkin Britches might be my new favorite nick name. She is way to cute!! And so are those pants. Way to go!

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