It’s a Wild One!

This is my first Ottobre children’s garment.  I have been sewing with the Freedman-OttoSummer09 women’s patterns for some time but just ventured into the children’s.  I have 3 DGS who are all 7…or just about one is just 3 weeks away.  I thought I would enjoy myself and save the mamma’s some money by making some school clothes.  But…I need to test sizes.  So..the boy who likes animals is going to get this shirt made from a cotton fabric from my stash that was very popular with sewing DGS for making pillows and bags.  The buttons were from the stash too so I think I get extra credit here.  Oh Pam…not quite competition for you yet, but I must say the excellent draft of Ottobre makes me look good, don’t you think?

On a side note, much of my sewing room is packed and stored because our house is on the market…you know what…I really am more productive with fewer choices and more room for the creative juices to flow so I don’t get all caught up in trying to choose something from the endless piles.  One thing I have noticed in the past is that some of my favorite garments were challenges from leftovers or too little fabric…I think I like problem solving as much as sewing.  I really do have to figure out how to manage the stash better. 😉




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