Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend Project: Halfsie

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
--Stephen R. Covey

As promised, a post with actual sewing content! I followed Mr. Covey's advice and started working on the onesie for my friend Susan's baby boy (due after the New Year). Despite the title of this post, I'm actually more than half-way done.

I think I already mentioned that the two fronts are not symmetrical - here is a shot of the right front (which will tuck inside):

And here is a shot of the left front, which will wrap around on the outside:

There were several pattern pieces for little strips of fabric, not cut on the bias, for edging around the legs:

Here I have the facing pinned onto the garment (right sides together). This is the seam that is giving me grief, as my wooly nylon thread keeps breaking every time I try to serge it... :(

There's a cute little tab snap to hold the right front together on the inside:

Other than the thread breaking repeatedly on that one seam, this has been a fun pattern to put together. I had to walk away from the serger for an hour or so, or one of us was going down... (No guarantees on which one, however, as that machine is darn tough!)

If I can get that seam done without any more interruptions, there is maybe 30 minutes left of sewing to do. I think I'll make this pattern again!

I hope you had a good sewing weekend! :)


gwensews said...

Your halfsie is cutesie!

SunnyQ said...

It's ADORABLE!!!! :)

Keep an eye out for the 7-month update later today ;) ...

Christine said...

Aw man that onesie is super cute!!! Great job!

Julie said...

Just found your blog today. Cute baby outfit. I have been toying with the idea of sewing for all my friend's babies. Thanks for the inspiration! Love your "Wedding Dress Saga" blog too. I recently finished sewing my own gown for Oct. 3 wedding. You will have to tell me how you finally were able to switch gears. I'm having trouble getting my sewing mojo back.

meredithp said...

That is a VERY cute outfit. One of the advantages of babies and children (don't have any myself--can't think of too many other advantages ;-)) their clothes are SO cute!

meredithp said...

By the way, I finally got to read the Wedding Dress Saga start to finish. I enjoyed it very much, and thought your results were fantastic! SO MUCH to think about with an undertaking like that. Brava!