I can never seem to walk past the fabric pile at an op shop, without a good rummage through it. Not one to pass up a good fabric bargain when I see it, I've often come home with a small collection of unused good quality fabrics. But those small collections do add up to a slightly overweight stash.
So it's always a good feeling to complete a project that has come from this stash. To turn something that was once unwanted into something practical and useful. And good to get that pile down just a little. Because cupboards overspilling with fabric does not a happy marriage make.
Take these few pieces of unused cotton flannel for instance. Perfect for a few pairs of pyjamas for Violet. Have you ever shopped for pants for a cloth nappied toddler? You will find that most pants are just too teeny tiny. The good news is I quite like toddler sewing, and pants are very easy to whip up.
So I sewed these up over a few days, using the Quick Change Trousers pattern from Handmade Beginnings as a rough guide. I traced the 24 months size, but added an extra inch around the nappy area. Good for those bulky night time nappies.
I then found a few tops in the drawer that weren't being used all that often, and cut out a few pieces for applique, which were then zig zagged onto the front.
So we now have some (kind of) matching little pyjamas that cost next to nothing. Warm but not too warm for this little co-sleeper.
I can't help but smile when I see them.
Do you find it hard to resist fabric too? Do you sew or have plans to? What are you working on or planning right now?