Wednesday, January 16, 2008

reconstruction

I love making clothes for Vivian, but it can be hard to have enough time and energy to sew something complex in the time from when she goes to sleep and I fall into bed.

I was going through my fabric stash when I found an old pair of Richard's jeans. I noticed that the width of the leg was the same as the width of Viv's jacket.
So with a few cuts, and a couple of seams, I turned one leg of his jeans into a vest! After I sewed it together, I broke out the embroidery floss and stitched her first and middle initials on the front, and her name on the back.

Front:
Back:

I loved how this project turned out, especially given that it took all of about 2 1/2 hours to complete.

And to finish on a completely different topic, I leave you with a photo that depicts how things are going at home, now that we've introduced Vivian to solid foods.


This is what Vivian thinks of carrots!

4 comments:

Annika said...

I love that vest! I've had great fun using Will's old jeans for projects, but never thought to make clothes with them.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahahaha! What a perfect picture of Little Miss Fuss-Budget!

The denim vest is inspired, Sara!

Uccellina said...

The vest is fantastic, and your daughter is a very lucky girl, even if she doesn't think much of carrots. Someday you should ask my husband to do his impression of his son's first encounter with grapefruit for you. Such a punim you never saw!

Mel said...

The vest is awesome! And the angry baby carrot face has me cracking up. Can't wait to see you guys. Babies and otters and fish, oh my!