Ok, backstory first: last winter (2008) I was pregnant, very risky so I wasn't aloud to do any sewing or crafting whatsoever - taking care for a 1 year old was considered more than enough
So new years came and so came cold and my DD had nothing warm to wear. We wanted un overall since they are the most practical winter garment ever. We went to 2 different stores and they didn't have it. I also phoned 2 other stores and NO OVERALL OF THAT SIZE was to be found! I had a dejavu into my childhood in socialism
. So - what to do?
my 2. DD rushed things and after she and I were in 2 bodies I could do whatever I pleased - so I sewd
- this overall for my firstborn:
It is made of orange (in case you haven't noticed
) waterproof - kind of ruberry - fabric and lined with faux fur. The waterproof fabric is a pain in the ass to work with since it was slippery like hell and the machine feed dogs couldn't grab it and I needed to do quite a lot of topstitching... I was loosing my mind with it but at last decided that it's more important WHEN it's done than HOW it's done - at least for children's clothing - due to the simple fact that they're growing like weeds
. So the stitching is not perfect - but overall it's not that bad, I hope.
I looked at an OM pattern but than changed everything so it is not that pattern anymore (no snaps at crotch, zipper instead of snaps in front, sewn first part of two front pieces and so on and on and on...).
In action on our first long walk in the national park at the seaside (hense no snow
) The second baby is being carried in a winter sling - I'll post that one later:
PS: I'm sorry for this overload of pics I guess sometimes I have no limit and we just feel like the song says: "every step you make... I'll be watching you" - and photo it
Here are some this years pics where this same overall is worn by my younger dd (as you can see it holds well although it was really worn a lot - two really cold winters here) - some action photos (the "big kid" is the same as the one on the first photos - she just grew;):
she just started walking here
and it was hard for her to walk outside on the snow:
sister came to help:
PS: if you're interested in the sister's coat, you can find it here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342999.msg3984937#msg3984937