Saturday, May 7, 2011

Reversible Romper (Jon Jon)

I got this bright idea a couple months ago that I wanted to learn to sew.  I used to have a sewing machine and actually made a few things.  One was a poodle skirt that didn't turn out the greatest but considering that I had never sewn before (I had a boy "help" me with my pot holder in home ec) was actually pretty decent.  So I decided to give it a try again.  I no longer have my sewing machine and thought that I should probably see if I could actually do it before buying one so I borrowed one from a friend.  That was over a month ago!  I have been taking my sweet time with this project.  In my defense I DO have two toddlers running around this house.  Step 1: I decided that I wanted to make a Jon Jon for the boys to wear to Disney World in September.  Step 2:  I searched high and low for a pattern and finally found this one .  You Can Make This is a wonderful website by the way.  Step 3: Picked out fabrics.  I actually bought some really cute fabrics to use for the ones they will wear at Disney World but then I decided that I didn't want to mess those up on my first try so I found a really cute piece of Mickey Mouse fabric at Goodwill for $.50 and a navy blue remnant for a couple of dollars at Walmart.  When I finally finish I will put some sort of applique on the navy blue side.  Step 4: Printed out the pattern.  Step 5: Cut the pattern out.  Step 6: Taped the pattern together.  Step 7: Ironed and cut out navy blue fabric.  Step 8: Ironed and cut out Mickey Mouse fabric.  This is as far as I have gotten.  If you add a few days in between each of these steps you will see why it has taken me over a month to get this far.  Hopefully I will start to sew this week (fingers crossed!) and I will have a picture of the finished product to show you.  Wish me luck!

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