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Friday, April 26, 2013

Kids Clothing Week: Days 3 and 4

So...I was happily sewing these adorable little hats together
when "CLUNK"
my sewing machine made a noise it should definitely NOT make..
And then it started feeding the fabric backwards!  BACKWARDS!!!
A quick disassemble, clean, reassemble of the bobbin case area didn't solve the problem - you never know, sometimes it does!
So, sadly, in the middle of kids clothes week, my machine has become a patient at our nearest sewing machine hospital.  Hopefully she will make a swift and complete recovery.
Now, what to do for kids clothes week without a sewing machine...
Maybe I'll cut and pin some pieces that I've been wanting to get to and let them pile up awaiting my machine's return home.
In the meantime, I can share some photos of a few projects that are already complete but I haven't posted about yet...
Here's the first:
Donkeys in Boots Spring Coats
I posted a quick photo here when I completed Avery's coat during Celebrate the Boy.  But I've since made one for Zander too.
They make quite a pair...
 the boys...
and the coats.
I'm so glad it's finally warm enough for spring coats!  I almost thought we were going to go from ski jackets straight into bathing suits this year.
Thank goodness for a little springtime weather!
I used the 2-in-1 jacket pattern from Sewing for Boys.  The fabric is Jack and Jenny by Laurie Wisbrun with a dark wash denim on the reverse.
I used the flannel from a couple of old receiving blankets to add a layer of warmth between the fabrics.
Don't you love how we've accessorized with the backwards fireman hat...
and these sneaks...
And we used delicious rocks as props.
Just kidding, ha-ha-ha-ha.


  1. The hats are adorable!! And so are the coats! My machine broke down during PR&P too -- so aggravating when you've got momentum and have a "deadline!" PS: are the hats O&S?

  2. Thanks! Yeah, it's really frustrating! The hat pattern is the "Let's Go Fishing Hat" also from the Sewing for Boys book.

  3. Love the hats - Echino fabric is a big favourite of mine! The donkey coats look fantastic!

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  5. Love the donkey fabrics and love the hat fabrics - so cute! But, I'm sorry about your sewing machine - I hope she's all fixed by now and back home where she belongs!


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