Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Sew-in

Tonight I joined the Sew-in
that's advertised over at Handmade by Heidi

I've been looking forward to this evening of sewing
a new outfit for my little Sophia's 2nd birthday.

However, I neglected to really check out how the
pattern might fit Sophie.

I settled in to cut out the pattern,
but as I looked at the pattern

I realized that my little Sophia





Her daddy is 6ft 5 inches tall,
and her momma is 5 ft. 10 inches tall!

She's been measured at 90% in height
when she goes to the doctor...

So I looked at the pattern and it just didn't look right.

I measured it...

and thought about it...

...and ended up calling my daughter-in-law
to ask her to measure Sophie
so I could make sure it would fit.

Well, it wouldn't fit!

Sophie's the right size around the middle...

but waaaayyyyy taller than the pattern!

So needless to say,
my Sew-in became a bit complicated!

I had to match the measurements,
and adjust the bodice and pants,
by making them 2 inches longer on each.

I was so nervous...
I'm NOT a seamstress!

I caaaaan sew...
and do when I'm so inclined...

but really,
if I make a mistake...

the garment almost always goes forever unfinished.
I just hate ripping seams!!!

So in this case, I didn't want to make ANY mistakes!
Especially since I love the fabric.

what I got completed for my Sew-in
was the correct size cut out of the fabric!

Yep, that's all! That's it!

Now I'm pooped,
and going to sit in bed with a book.
I need to relax my brain from all the figure'n!

I will join the Sew-in again though!


  1. Good on you Vicki...I admire you for doing that...I think I may have given up on that one!!! Hope we get to see what you made?! Happy Reading and Happy Weekend to you, Love Dzintra♥x

  2. Well now that the hard part is over the rest will unfold in no time.
    I was moved by the tribute to your Grandmother... she had the most beautiful name.
    Enjoy your weekend in the garden, you lucky soul.
    Susan x

  3. Wow - thats all I can say.... I too might have just given up - photos????
    Love and hugs

  4. Cute fabric (and pattern). I am beyond impressed that you even got it cut out. I would have thrown in the towel, unable to alter the pattern.

  5. And now, cause I am reading your blog backwards, I know that you are successful in the end! The stress of it all paid off!
    Such a sweet outfit...I wish I knew how to sew. Took a class in school but only learned how to make a pin cushion. All I can do now is sew a button in place...better than nothing I suppose!