The weather cooled down some last night (boo!) so M was able to wear her new jeggings to school today.
all dressed and ready for school
K had been complaining that her store bought skinny jeans were too hard to take off when she dressed out for PE at school. She begged for some jeans that were boot cut so that she could take them off easily. I admit, I looked in the stores first, but as I've complained before she's difficult to fit (skinny and tall). The store bought jeans that she likes (except for the difficulty in taking them off due to the tight ankles) are a 12 slim super skinny jean from Old Navy. I looked there and at a few other stores but the boot cut jeans in the same size are not long enough. So, I pulled the Sarita Jeans pattern out that I used 2 years ago...
Sarita Jeans, Ottobre Design 01/09, #36, size 140
I used a black, slightly stretchy denim that was in my stash. The fit was pretty good, much better than it was 2 years ago when I took the jeans in 3 inches around the hips. I did make a couple of small alterations to ensure that they would fit...an inch out of the back center seam to prevent gaping and I added 4 inches to the length.
I didn't use contrasting thread for my topstitching as I was in a hurry to get these made so K could wear them to school this morning. And I also didn't do the rear pockets like the pattern calls for.
almost ready for school
Next project(s) for the sewing machine will be Halloween costumes. I'm keeping it pretty simple this year and only need to alter a thrift store find shirt for P and make B a blouse. Check out some of these costumes that others have been sewing: Rapunzel Dress by Katie, Hedwig and an Undersea Fairy and Dinosaurs by Julia,. I love fancy costumes and both Katie an Julia have done a great job making theirs.