Friday, January 9, 2009

December Creations

Just wanted to post some of the things I made last month, like I said I would:

Some of these were orders, some were my own gifts. My favorite fabric to work with was the top middle pink paisley corduroy mei tai (by Michael Miller?). It was so soft, but sturdy, and I found it for like $3 a yard in an American Fork fabric store.

The top right was an order and I dared to do my first interchangeable panel mei tai. I followed this tutorial from, which was easy. You can make as many panels as you like, just adding velcro to each panel, and change 'em depending on the baby, or your outfit...great idea. Only thing I would change next time is make mitred corners (sew 4 strips together to make the front frame). With this tutorial, you cut the middle out to each corner, leaving the corners vulnerable to unraveling, so I had to reinforce them. I also added batting for padded shoulder straps. Here are some more shots:

Ok, I've been dying for months to get to a thrift shop and find a cute sheet to make pajama pants out of, both for me and for my kids. I made it to Saver's in Orem one Friday, and found a cute sheet, washed it and made these for Kiki using a pair of pants she already has:

Here are two of 4 nursing covers with bibs (I made a couple more I didn't take photos of). And my new business card:
A "haircutter's" apron for my little sister in Hawaii out of thick, sturdy purse lining. She made me promise to crop her face out:

Last but not least, I made my sister-in-law, Lyn, a pair of wide-leg lounge pants from Amy Butler's In Stitches book. I used a $4 twin sized sateen black sheet (brand new, BTW), and still have enough to make Ryan a pair. I don't have a photo of them, but here is what the shape is. I made a pair for myself some time back and love 'em. Here are others' creations:
I definitely need a sewing break, but feel like I have little time before Baby Kalei arrives in May, so trying to get as much done as I can. You'll be seeing more of my creations on here in the next few days, and in person, bigger bags under my eyes!


  1. You are so talented! I love every single thing you make. The pink paisley corduroy is my favorite, too. I hope you're feeling well and not getting too tired. :)

  2. Hi nancey!Awesome! I've been wanting to make a mei-tai with detachable panels but I always get anxiety when I steer from my normal pattern! It looks like you've been having a lot of fun sewing!
    Keep up the fun and hope your pregnancy is going good!Aloha!

  3. Those are some fun lounge pants Nancey! Great job! You inspire me!


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