27.12.16

Some teen sewing

I have made up a couple of quick sews for my teenage daughter over the past few months.  Mostly from leftovers, without using a pattern.  I have rather enjoyed the quick gratification of these projects...and really, I don't want to spend a lot of time sewing for a fussy teenager who may never wear the garments.

First up, a skirt made from a couple of rectangles and given a curved hem.  I have used wide elastic in the waistband.  The front is narrower than the back.  I saw something similar online.  Sadly, my daughter is going through a no-skirt phase, so this has not actually been worn yet, but I still have hopes that it will.



Next up is a top made from leftovers from my wrap dress.  The proportions were dictated by the sizes of my scraps.  I used a little bit of entre-deux to join two pieces together at the top and sewed some yellow pom-pom trim over an over-locked edge to make quick work of the hem.  She loves this and has been wearing it several times a week since it was made.  Pretty good for a freebie.


I traced off a pattern for some beach shorts of her cousin's to make these rayon shorts.  There is elastic in the back waistband only.  I copied the RTW shorts in finishing the hems with a rolled hem on the over-locker.  The fabric is leftover from a kimono that my daughter made herself, so these were another freebie.


 And finally, I raided my stash for cotton voile to make her a new nightie.  I didn't have enough of any one fabric, so had to use two different fabrics.  This was to replace a nightie that I made when she was about 3 years old and has been getting progressively shorter over the last 10 years!!!  Finally, the fabric was so threadbare that the holes were indecent, and I threw it out. The pattern is from the Japanese "Girly Style Wardrobe".


Here is the original.  See all the holes ripped in the bodice.  She was upset that I threw it out, but has started wearing the replacement.  Which is good news, as she never wore the previous replacement made from a cute quilting cotton, because it was not soft enough for her.


3 comments:

  1. Some makes are so so very satisfying!
    Mary in Thailand

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  2. Love all the bright prints! And there's nothing so satisfying as blowing through a bunch of scrap fabrics.

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  3. I love the yellow top.. it is really gorgeous and what a great way to use up good small pieces. I like the embellishments too.

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