Just 4 weeks till school starts here in California and Arizona. I have grand children in both states that will need clothes for the upcoming school year. So I am busy cutting out and sewing this week.
Today I sewed this outfit. I did not get it totally finished. I will need to hem the top tomorrow.
My sister loaned me several patterns last week to copy. Of course I was happy to save some money and copy the patterns. Thanks SIS! I spent the rest of last week and first part of this week copying patterns. It took some time but my frugal mind was enjoying the idea I did not have to buy a lot of patterns this year.
The out fit I will start with uses the above 3 patterns. If you do not have someone to give you patterns check out Ebay and Etsy. I have gotten some really good deals on patterns there. I love the older patterns as they give step by step instructions that are easy to follow.
The first pattern was Butterick #6105 . I used the "skirt" part of this pattern.
My sister also gave me some pieces of fabric she was finished using. Do you see me Smile :) As you can see the fabric already had pieces cut out of it.
With years of people giving me fabric (when they find out I sew) have taught me to maneuver around pieces of fabric and use what has not been used. I also like to save as much of the material as I can. My mind was thinking maybe a purse to match the outfit with the extra. Maybe with some used denim pants with what was leftover. So many ideas going through my mind as I cut out clothing.
It was a fairly easy pattern to sew. I was happy with the results. A beginner should be able to do this one.
In the next pattern I used only the "knit top." It was Simplicity #2242. For a beginner it might be a little more difficult. The directions would be easy to follow though and I believe a beginner could accomplish it.
I was pleased with the outcome of this knit top pattern too.
The skirts are getting shorter so I will make some leggings for my grand daughter to wear under the skirt so she can hang from the monkey bars. I will use Butterick Pattern # 3389. I will only use the "leggings of this pattern." I cut them out today but did not have time to sew them today. Maybe I can add the pictures of them tomorrow. That is if I get to sew tomorrow.
Not bad for an afternoon. I think my grand daughter will like this.