Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Making a baby coat
I love thrift stores!!
When I lived in NY I would find deals in Woolworth on fabric and make my children clothing in a heartbeat. In the area I lived there were no yard sales but there were resale shops. Sometimes I could find a yard of fabric for less than a dollar! Because I could not always afford a pattern I would use their old clothes, by cutting just a little larger or draw out a pattern on waxed paper.
A few weeks ago I bought the pictured pattern and some pink corduroy for a dollar. (Click on the picture to enlarge.) Mariolina did not want to make a jacket, so we are making a coat instead. Just skirt out the sides of the front and back rather than cutting it straight. We have only dedicated a couple hours to this coat so far. We still need to add the hood, facing, hem and snaps. I got a whole roll of bias tape with the snaps already on them for $.50 so we can sew them along the front. We may add pockets. We plan on making our next coat slightly larger so we can insert a lining.
Here are some of the tips I have given her:
That's enough for now. I don't want to bore you. :-) Not everyone loves sewing!!
But if you have any questions we will be more than happy to try and answer you.
This post linked to two questions Thursday.
1.) I would like to know what your favorite way to save money is?
2.) If you could have something hand sewn, what would it be?
Thank you for your visit. Take care, God bless, and stay healthy!!
BTW - I just had another great grand! This time it was a boy! This is the first boy for over 5 years!!! Congrats little Landa!
Little Landa is the second girl from the end on the right. This was last week end at Te`Love's baby shower (turquoise tank top). He, her baby, weighs just 4 lbs. 11 oz. Prayers please for our little guy and his mom.