Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday: Sewing Pajamas

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

It's Tackle it Tuesday over at Five Minutes for Mom, and as I wrote in my last post, I've been tackling a lot of unfinished sewing projects this week. The latest, a bunch of little girls' pajamas, cut out ages ago by my husband's grandma. The pajamas are too small for my girls now, but should be a perfect fit for my sister-in-law's two little girls. And they have birthdays coming up soon. Perfect!

I got one set finished over the weekend:

But now I have this left:

Three more sets of pjs to sew, one purple, two blue. I may be overestimating what I can do in a day, but I hope to finish these up and reclaim my dining room table. I'll post an update this evening. Wish me luck!

Update: 10:00 p.m.

Well, I almost made it. I got the second purple set done, then started on the blue, only to find it was a different pattern than the purple. I had to figure out which pattern it was, because the actual pattern pieces weren't attached, and there were four different patterns in the bag. Turns out, the blue ones were a little more complicated, with collars and facings. I finished one blue set, except for the buttons and buttonholes. The pants are done for the second set and the top is about halfway sewn. My table is still a mess. ;o)

All in all, not a bad day's work. I probably need another hour or two to finish the whole job, but I had to give it up for today. Maybe tomorrow...

I don't think I'd have made it this far without Tackle it Tuesday. Thanks for the motivation!


SweetAnnee said...



corrin said...

awwww...those are adorable.

Anonymous said...

Cute pjs! Hope you finish the other pjs today! Your dining room chairs look a lot like mine. :)

Jamie said...

I'm jealous, I can't sew :-( I've tried more than once things never turn out *lol* those look great!

Micki said...

Cute jammies! Reminds me - I need to get some sewn up soon. Your quilt is beautiful too.

Sometimes the hardest part of getting things done is the mess it leaves behind, kwim? I spent so much time on the projects that I don't have time to straighten up :)

Joanne said...

Hey! Why didn't I think of that? Sewing for Tackle it Tuesday! Those PJs look awesome! Thanks for stopping by.

Donetta said...

Good Morning,
Thank you for you kind comment and well wishes.
How beautiful , you must just glow in those colors. That is a wonderful gift to give yourself. The mess is the longer part to clean up. It is fun in itself too though. I love the end result when it is all cleared. It is the dread of clearing that is worse than the actual job of doing so for me.

Anonymous said...

I love the pjs. They are so cute. Thanks for stopping by to see my notecards.

Also, I saw your "chocolate quilt." that is beautiful!

Leah Courtney

Sharon-Momn4boys said...

I notice that these projects were started ad finished much later. Doesn't it feel GOOD!

I am such a non-sewing momma..... I've tried.... and tried.... The last time I tried to sew I had the great idea to use my boys old jeans and make a quilt. It is still sitting on my shelf.