So, there I sat looking at a relatively simple pattern for pajama bottoms. I was on my way to making adorable bloomers for my costume. I was at my friends house who is also in the play. She is a wonderful seamstress but I was doing my own so she didn't have to.
She gave me the pattern and told me to cut out the ones labeled "9" and "10". I proceeded.
She came over to look and mentioned that something didn't look right. Then we noticed that I was cutting out the skirt instead of the pants. That was a good laugh. I had wasted a little time but that was ok.
I cut the out the correct ones and pinned them on, cut out the material and you know, I was confident. I knew what I was doing. I have sewed before. It's not like I am a novice. I started to sew little tiny stitches on my new machine I got for Christmas. After I had finished, I held them up to me. Tash started laughing and said I had done great if I was making the skirt after all! I had sewed clear to the bottom without leaving legs!
Needless to say, I felt brilliant! So I had to unpick all those teeny tiny stitches. The back spacing was really hard. I did get it though and I finished the pants without further ado.
Next came the elastic. Did fine there until I realized it was twisted. I didn't even bother unpicking that! I just cut it and sewed it again.
When it came to the ruffles at the bottom, I told Tash she had to do it! So I took her dress that she was unpicking, to do that for her while she did my ruffles. My next comment to her was, "you don't mind a little hole in your dress do you?" I had accidentally gone through the material just a little tiny bit!
By this time I had had it !!! Now I remember why I got a D in sewing when I was in 8th grade!!!!
The finished product is adorable! There is a cute pink ribbon and lace around the ruffles and pink bows on the outside. You don't see them much anyway during the performance but you will see them during "the Butterfly Ballet"!
I love how my closest friends are so good at cooking, sewing and all those domestic things! It helps me out when I am required to use their talents!!
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