Monday, February 3, 2014

Vintage Simplicity 9788 ~ Under the Sea

Can you believe I found more flannel in my stash. Urg. I thought I had gotten rid of it all, but alas more has creeped out.  I found 6 yards of this Ariel print.  I think I originally wanted to make a blanket for K out of it?  It was purchased 3ish years ago.


I wanted to try out a vintage ©1980 Simplicity pattern (which reminds me of Punky Brewster so much). K had picked it out at Goodwill one day.
The pattern has a 2 piece raglan sleeves a button closure in back, and a "U" shaped hem.


I followed the directions for the most part. I also tried out a narrow hem foot; on flannel. LOL. Let's just say it didn't work well because the fabric was too thick and it also didn't like the curves on the hem.



The neck bias cut of fabric was never going to fit the neckline so I had to add a good 4 inches to it.  It is a size 10 so a bit big on K right now - she will grow.  I added cute Ariel bows to the front that we have had for-ev-er in the stash. I made a fabric loop in the back instead of a hand-stitched thread loop. "bling button"


here is the 2 piece raglan sleeve

All in all it went ok but I don't think I'd use this pattern again.  It worked well for the wild print but is really such a plain pattern.  K loves it. She wore it straight after school today and even asked to take pictures.


 (side note: I love this banana couch. It was my great-grandparents!)


My beautiful peanut also turned 8 on Friday :-(   *stop growing*
She received her first sewing machine :D

Stash fabric used: 2 yards.

Total stash used in 2014: 10.5 yards

I also updated my "upcoming" page with lots of goodies I hope to tackle. The list will keep me on track and help when I have those days where I'm not sure what to sew.

~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~

16 comments:

  1. Now that's adorable! A plain shape is ideal for nighties. I personally don't like to spend too much time on making nightwear so it would suit me fine. You've really prettified it with all your finishing touches as well. I know what you mean about them growing up too fast - my son started university last year!! Happy birthday to your lovely daughter :)

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    1. Thanks Philippa, I feel the same about nightwear.
      I can't figure out if I'll enjoy the time I have when they are gone, or cry all the time because I miss them!! :D
      Thanks ;)

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  2. This is cute! I could see my girls wearing this as well. Into the house and into comfy clothes is what we all do!

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  3. I adore this. The "bling" button is a super cute idea and the fabric is so sweet for a girl's nightgown. Hope we get to hear how her sewing efforts work out with the new machine -- happy birthday to her! :D

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    1. Thank you Aleksandra :) K needs a bit of bling, it makes her feel happy. lol.
      I'll try to post some of her sewing escapades from time to time. She's working on 18" doll clothes :D

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  4. Happy Birthday to "K"! My son turns 8 in a couple months. It is hard to believe!

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    1. Thanks Brooke :-) Happy early bday to your son too!

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  5. Happy birthday to your girl! Did she really get a sewing machine? How cool!

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    1. Thanks Gail! She did, a Brother XL2600I. It was a great amazon deal and she had been asking for one. plus, I have a brother and she can use my feet :)

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  6. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I hope K had a wonderful birthday! Has she used her sewing machine yet?:)

    The night shirt is a good way to use up a fabric that you're not so enamored of anymore.

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    1. Thanks Cindy, she did have a good one. She has the "friend" part tomorrow. She used her machine the first day - was raring to go. She traced her pattern just like mom and dug into the scraps. She is fearless and that freaks me out a bit! But she did a great job. It is so fun to watch her

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  8. K is a week older than my Grace! Happy birthday!

    It's a cute nightgown and certainly a good use of flannel.

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    1. Thanks Joy and Happy Bday to Grace too! I would be curious to know what sizes you sew for her in Ottobres ;-)

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