Saturday, May 22, 2010

Who needs a pattern when...

you have Holt bloodlines! ;) My last attempt with a pattern went awry, so today I drew my own pattern out of plain white paper and made a summer top for Kaylee.

Believe it or not, this one is actually my "test" shirt because I didn't want to ruin the fabric I really want to make the top out of. I have a couple of things to adjust about the pattern, but this one turned out great! I am really proud of my sewing skills...who knew I had this in me!?! I get really excited when the buttonholes work. I still had to get out the sewing machine manual to walk myself through the steps, but they came out perfect!

The fabric is from my mom's stash. There is so much of this particular fabric that I "might" make the same top for me! Matching mom and daughter outfits! We'll see...that will take a lot of white paper to make a pattern for my size. ha!

**UPDATE** I suppose I should have waited to blog until after I tried the shirt ON Kaylee! I had to add 2 pleats in the front to make it fit. It actually makes the shirt look even cuter, in my opinion. The arm holes are big enough and it's long enough that I'll be able to let out the pleats and the top can grow with her!

And here is the next project! I can't wait to put this one on her! Stay tuned for pics!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Kate, this is so cute! I can't believe you just drew up your own pattern and then tossed in a few pleats (as if that is easy) when it wasn't perfect! It definitely must be in your blood...


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!