As luck would have it, a very kind friend lent me her sewing machine until I purchase a new one. Yes, sadly my 20-year-old Husqvarna is toast. Kind of a bummer, since it's the machine my mom taught me to sew on. *Extra sad face* To repair it would cost just as much as buying a new one. And new sewing machines have warranties. At first, using the replacement machine felt like I was cheating on mine. Seriously! I had a little pang of guilt while I was winding the bobbin. Apparently I apply anthropomorphic traits to my crafting tools. Of course, my conflicted feelings lasted all of 2 minutes. Haha!
Big Butt Baby Pant production over the past week (or two? I dunno, I've lost all track of
time) in the hopes of selling them. So far, I've got a verbal promise
from a store that they will stock them...so we shall see!
The denim is salvaged (mine old jeans, actually) and so is the purple knit fabric (tank top) I used for the ruffles. Ohhh, that was a good day. The day with the ruffles. I wish Rowan looked good in ruffles.
I love the green/blue/brown striped fabric. I was lucky enough to win a contest from Tonic Living's Facebook page and receive a delightful bundle of fabric samples (above). The stripe was the only sample that was light cotton and not a heavy drapery weight. Not that I'm complaining! I could use some new cushion covers.
I think these applique hearts turned out pretty well!
Unlike my first Big Butt Baby Pant post, I don't have a model for these pants. They're itty bitty (0-3 months and 3-6 months) and Rowan is.....not itty bitty. A clothesline of adorable pants is the best I can do.