Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sewing Time!

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The spring Kids Clothing Week Challenge comes at a very convenient time for me. Chessa's birthday is in just a couple weeks, so of course I would be sewing anyway, but the challenge is fun and very helpful in keeping me from procrastinating!

I actually didn't get any sewing done on Monday, but I did think about sewing lots, my how contemplating patterns can keep my mind occupied for hours.


I made up for lost time on Tuesday when I started and completed this skirt for Chessa. Of course finding the time for sewing would be a lot easier if this wasn't secret birthday sewing, but somehow I managed.

You will probably be seeing a lot of this green corduroy. I got 8 yards of it about a year ago, for only $12. Or was it 12 yards for $8. But then it took me about a year to get green thread to sew it with...

The corduroy is supposedly vintage, 70's I would guess. The green floral is definitely vintage, another one of those great fabrics that reminds me of when I was a little girl. I am making a blouse out of it to go with the skirt, got the pattern pieces cut out today. Chessa says her favorite color is green, so this outfit should make her very happy.

So, I had planned to post pictures of our day in the forest, but have now been interrupted by sewing.

Here are a few to get started with though...




Cause there are many more to come...


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15 comments:

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

Dear Renee,
You are so funny- your mind busy for hours with projects- I am the same way! :)
I love this sweet green skirt, it looks like it's nice and long. I'd like to give this style a try, with the pleats. I know Ella would like it!
<3

w-s wanderings said...

I chuckled about taking a year to get the green thread. That's just the way that my projects progress as well. The skirt is wonderful, and green is my favourite colour too :-)

Blessings...

suzanne said...

Hello Renee'

I think every home should have something Tashery Tudor.... I love the skirt. I purchased quite a bit of fabric from Etsy this week...It is so expensive to have it shipped over here but I cannot resist the amy butlers and heather bailey fabrics. Now that these are coming, I better get reading up on how to sew. I have always been disasterous when it comes to that sewing machine. I hope to beable to share some of my skirts with you too.

Have a wonderful day friendly mama~!
Love to you
Suzanne
x

Heather said...

Beautiful skirt Renee, and so perfect for this time of year in Colorado.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

The skirt is just beautiful Renee - I so admire your sewing skills.
Warm wishes, Tonya

sheepish said...

While I love your mountain pictures, I really love your sewing...and reading about it's process for you...for I am the same way. Always many ideas going on in my head, just sometimes a longer execution time.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Well this post completely disappeared for a while (I think happened to everyone at blogger) and now it is back but all the comments are gone, so I think I will re-post the ones that I have in my inbox...

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I am new to your blog! I am fairly new to the Waldorf "way," so I love to read about how other families are living it out. As a Colorado native, your mountain forest photos make me long for home! I now live with my family in Africa, also beautiful. But I will always miss "my mountains."

Courtney (http://thezsfamily.blogspot.com)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from wonderful Melanie (our ash grove)...

Dear Renee,
You are so funny- your mind busy for hours with projects- I am the same way! :)
I love this sweet green skirt, it looks like it's nice and long. I'd like to give this style a try, with the pleats. I know Ella would like it!
<3

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from wabi-sabi wanderings...

I chuckled about taking a year to get the green thread. That's just the way that my projects progress as well. The skirt is wonderful, and green is my favourite colour too :-)

Blessings...

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from sweet Suzanne (down in the meadow)...

Hello Renee'

I think every home should have something Tashery Tudor.... I love the skirt. I purchased quite a bit of fabric from Etsy this week...It is so expensive to have it shipped over here but I cannot resist the amy butlers and heather bailey fabrics. Now that these are coming, I better get reading up on how to sew. I have always been disasterous when it comes to that sewing machine. I hope to beable to share some of my skirts with you too.

Have a wonderful day friendly mama~!
Love to you
Suzanne
x

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from my Colorado friend Heather (shivaya naturals)...

Beautiful skirt Renee, and so perfect for this time of year in Colorado.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from dearest Tonya (plain and joyful living)...

The skirt is just gorgeous Renee - I so admire your sewing skills.
Warm wishes, Tonya

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

from Sheepish, thank you for understanding my sewing mind!

While I love your mountain pictures, I really love your sewing...and reading about it's process for you...for I am the same way. Always many ideas going on in my head, just sometimes a longer execution time.

angie said...

That skirt it too cute!