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Another cross wrap nursing tee

I finished the pale blue one. I basted the side seams (there are, at one point, four layers to get right) and realized the bodice, which is the closest to the body, was on top. OOPS). Thank goodness I basted first!  Ah at least I never serge first any more. That’s what being slightly sleep deprived will do for you.

I nearly finished the Christine Jonson flare leg pants in a heavy ponte knit – I just have to try on, and hem. I omitted the back zip and they are looking VERY fine if I do say so myself. Next up, in this pattern, the superdark wash denim (with iridescent gold on one of the weft threads).

I should interject in here I bought skinny  jeans today. Not just a size 4 (was I ever a size 4?) but slim jeans. And I think it’s been 23 years since I wore a pair of jeans like that. But again, they look mighty fine on 😉

But next up, first, are two flannel nightgowns. Yeah, they’re not the sexiest things (but frankly, neither is the ratty tee and boxers hubs sleeps in). I am going to make some classic PJ’s with piping on the collar as well. Probably two pairs of each type (gown or pj) and a lightweight flannel robe for travel. We are on the road constantly.

As I was nursing the baby (for whom the pajamas are partly for) I thought about years from now, how there will still be nursing openings in those gowns, and how I might pass them down to her when she has a baby. It made me sad, so incredibly sad to think my baby girl is growing up! Not sad in a bad way, but sad in a ‘no! don’t stop this beautiful time’ sort of way. But they’ll be the sorts of pajamas that I’ll pass down to her. And maybe her grandmother will make her some too. I must get with my mother about sewing again.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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