Some 70's Inspiration

... or, Back-to-school-outfits.
... or, Yes, I am still here!
... or, Yes, I still do sew!
... or, Yes, we have been having a great summer!

Can't believe it's been over a month that I have posted last. I am greatful, that once in a while people still stop by and take a look around here, on this non-happening blog.

I have been making quite a few more skirts and dresses for my girls. I will spare you the pictures, since summer sewing is over anyway and instead show you the girls' new Back-to-school outfits. They have also been called "back-to-bed" and "running-with-the-bulls" Outfits....
For these, I was inspired by: the training pants of my gymnastics coach, when I was about 7 years old. Look:

So, here is what I came up with. Pants and shirt sets.

I used super soft and stretchy cotton jersey knit which I got on sale at, combined with some owl-jersey from Joann's. No patterns were used, just did some eyeballing of their current size. Instead of the conventional elastic waist I made a wide and comfy yoga-band. Similar to how I made my summer skirt. The girls love it.

The sleeves are a little long right now. But, I think in a couple of months they will be just fine. This owl-fabric is really cute. If you have a Joann's around, hurry up. I think it's a pretty hot commodity.
... all done posing. Give us our candy, now!

Just three more weeks of summer, then school will start again! Luckily, we are still having the most beautiful weather: nothing less then mid 80s all the time! I am loving it.
I will be back soon (Promise!) with some pictures of a quilt I am working on right now.
Until later.


Mama Lusco said...

These are amazing! I love the ruffle and bell-bottoms. Very cute, comfy, and fun! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer :)

Lauranie said...

How utterly ADORABLE they are in their FABULOUS new outfits...YAY!! for a SUPER talented momma!! So glad you are having great Summer weather AND sooo is so HOT here!! Hurry up Fall!! You know, I have yoga pants, but would have NEVER thought of making some..even after doing the skirt..THANKS for the inspiration...AGAIN!! xo


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