Monday, May 30, 2011

Kimono Pajamas

AGH!  What a nightmare.  First, let me say that this is my first time making pants of any kind.  I got a little stuck on the pant pattern, but a very nice lady on the sewing forum was able to help me out! 

     The end result?  Scarlett's kimono pajamas!

     The pattern for these came from one of my books, "Making Children's Clothes" by Emma Hardy.  I have to say, as far as books go, this one rocks!  I can flip through and stop on any page... and want to make what's on it.  Patterns are in the back of the book, and the only downside is that you'll have to use tracing fabric to trace them before you can cut your fabric.  Minor gripe, really... and I think it's just me being lazy.

     This project was one that just could NOT go right.  Seemed like every step was an uphill battle, and not because it was even really that difficult.  I just wasn't paying attention and ended up doing everything the hard way.  Perhaps I should've read the book I just raved about, instead of just jumping in and bouncing around in the steps. 

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  1. Awesome kimono SArah, very challenging but it was worth the effort.

  2. That is so stinking cute!
    I always try to rush sewing and it ends up taking twice s long!

  3. Thanks!

    Funny how some shortcuts aren't so "short", huh? (laughing) I messed up so bad with the sleeves. Sewed the side seams first, THEN read the directions and wasn't supposed to do that for another 2 steps. Whoops! That was a real time-sucker there!

  4. Cute Kimono pajama, LOL you sound like me when sewing.. Don't you just love seam ripper? hehe

  5. Oh these are my favorite so far, Sarah!