Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Newsflash- I can sew!

Thanks to my friends, Kristie Yorke and Ashley Smith- I too can sew!! I just LOVE it!! Actually, please don't come over to my house right now, because all else has been put on hold until I finish just one more pair of pj pants for Jenna. Crazy me!! I actually thought my dad would enjoy a homemade pair of pj pants for his 60th birthday. I worked tirelessly to create the perfect pj's for him. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that when the pattern swears that I should use patterns 6 and 7, it doesn't tell me that there are TWO patterns labeled 6 and 7!! I ended up finding the PERFECT pattern for my dad... Golf balls and golf tees plastered on bright green fabric... perfect for the pj pants. Unfortunately, they now belong to my 7 yr old, Addi! I used the child's pattern and they fit her perfect.

Totally stressed out with less than 24 hours to go until the reveal... I found pin stripe lt. blue and navy fabric which I then FINALLY found the ADULT pattern and successfully (or semi-successfully) sewed the pj's. Here is the final result... not too pleasing... the waist is about 2 1/2 inches to tall and the pattern looks like clown pants. Oh well- a daughter's love continues as I fix the pants so they are not soooo embarrasing.

I even got creative enough to come up with a "designer name" for myself for all my projects. My dad used to call me "Roonie"- because my middle name is Renee. So- I chose "Roonie Ro". My dad said, "Who's Ronny Ro?" which I corrected immediately to Roooooonie. He then asked why I put designed by Roonie Ro and I let him know that I MADE the pants. He was quite impressed. Here is what the packaging looked like...


Kristie said...

Way to go Stacey! If you need any more help, just let me know!!! I am so glad that you are enjoying sewing. It is fun isn't it?

ash and ry said...

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to finish the pants! How come there's no pics of them though??