Wednesday, November 3, 2010

In search of better days...

Today is a rainy, yucky day where I live.  Besides that, I am not feeling the best.  Actually, I feel terrible.  The kids have been dealing with colds for the past couple of weeks (yes, weeks), and I seemed to be holding up pretty well.  I am one of those people that takes all her vitamins, herbs, supplements, etc., so I naturally thought if I did get sick, it wouldn't be that bad.  Well, it is.

So, needless to say, this puts a small dent in my sewing plans.  But, I will show you what I have been working on for the time being:

Many of you may know by now that before I became a stay-at-home mom to two little ones, I was a nurse.  Because of that fact, I acquired many "cutesie" scrub uniforms that I no longer wear.  This one in particular is a nice monochromatic scrub top that is now too big for me.

Well, what's too big for me is perfect fabric for my next project!  I am using this to make another skirt for my daughter.  This time I will be using one of the Kwik Sew patterns from Sewing for Toddlers again, but I will be making some modifications.

Here is the fabric close up, as well as a dotted cotton fabric I plan to coordinate with the scrub top print:

I plan to also make a shirt for my sweetie, but I haven't decided on the fabric yet.  I will have to search my closet a little harder (smile).  I think I will re-visit the pajama pants pattern for the top I will make.  Remember that one?

I really like the design of the top, and with a little embellishment I think it will not look at all like pajamas.

Now you know all my plans once I am feeling better...which I hope is soon!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. That is going to be really cute! I like the fabric pattern of your scrub top a lot :) You are really smart to use these item this way. I am about 3 hours from you and hoping that rain comes my way.

  2. I hope you feel better soon. It's so hard to be sick and still have to care for the little ones. I do like the fabric for your next project. It will be super cute!

  3. Oh Vanessa!! Hope you're all feeling better soon!

    I'm think I'm going to have to look into that "Sewing for Toddlers" Kwik Sew book. Sounds like you get a good amount of use out of it.

    Isn't it funny how much our wardrobe changes upon becoming a SAHM? I LOVE the scrub top fabric! Can't wait to see what you remake it into.

  4. Hope you feel better very soon. I love the combination of black and white fabrics for your next project.

  5. So that's where you got that super cute fabric! Nice refashion m'dear.


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