Sunday, February 10, 2008

V is for......

V is for : Very creative! Here Bumpkin's is modeling her new skirt that I finally finished for her.
Janet's pleated skirt for preschoolers
Self made pattern
Take a 1/2 yard of material, trim 4 inches from top for waist band.
1 inch from side seam start making pleats across back. Each pleat should be one inch wide.
Attach elastic to waist band in back. Than fold over waist band and attach to skirt. Try on child to see how much front is needed than cut for side seam. Sew up side seam and then hem.
Time took 4 hours.

V is for: Visually unappealing. This is the back of the skirt. I forgot to measure each pleat as I sewed them down. Will be ripping out most of the stitching and only leave 2 inches of stitching to hold pleats in place.

V is for: Virtually impossible.
Am attempting to make a SIMPLE circle skirt for Bumpkin's and a doll baby. Cut them out fine- but am having serious problems attaching the waistbands onto the circles! If I can get this pattern to work than Princess can have a skirt for work.

V is for: Vertically challenging.
Made an attempt to make this drop spindle from something I saw over on youtube. I cannot for the life of me figure it out! Doesn't help when a stoned kitty and a 3 yr old try to help! While I was winding the yarn into balls Athena kept attacking the cone. So if anyone makes this darn thing work let me know. It spins- just doesn't wind the yarn up.

V is for: Very cold still. This morning was -20 again, seriously thought we were done with this stuff. Blogless Frieda is up in Fairbanks and that has been Wicked Cold. (-60 a little further North than where she is -72 was unofficially recorded, tires pop somewhere around that temp.)

Breakfast: chocolate chip muffins, scrambled eggs, sliced sausage, and sliced fresh oranges. (should have bought more as they are juicy and sweet and 8lbs. for $10.00).
Dinner: Chicken browned in Allspice and butter and cooked on the stove top for 2 hrs. Mashed potatoes, broccoli, and homemade biscuits.
Tomorrow guess I'd better clean the house up.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I love the look on Bumkins face!! LOL And I'm mighty impressed with the skirt. and you did it w/o a pattern to boot!!