The tutorial included making your own piping however I chose not to do that since I had never sewn with piping let alone try to make my own. I figured my first experience I should use store bought. I used a sewing machine foot I had never used before and I was surprised how easy it was to sew with piping. Next time I think I will give making my own a whirl.
I love the look of big buttons however big buttons equals big button holes which I don't love. Especially when they peak out from behind a button that has slid out of place. Next time I do a big button I am going to use a hidden snap. Plus, snaps are easier when wrestling with a child while getting them dressed. If you don't understand what I mean about hidden snaps I will show in a future post.
I couldn't resist duplicating the yellow pocket. Sure I could have picked another color. Red would have been good, its classic, but makes me think 4th of July and I wanted something that looked more every day. I think yellow and blue are perfect together so I went with it. Plus, like the yellow button, I already had some in my stash.
|Oh Hannah, so silly.|
I recommend the black bird tutorial and pattern. I really enjoyed making it and love how it turned out. Big bonus the pattern is free however only in a 2T size. For you skilled folk I am sure you would have no problem scaling it to the size you need.
Shwin & Shwin had a pattern sale not to long ago and I bought a handful of their patterns that I plan on making for Hannah's fall and winter wardrobe. When I do I will post them for you to see.
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