Snow pants

Jan. 6th, 2014 11:48 pm
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Today was supposed to be back to work and school, but we had a light dusting of snow and subzero temperatures, so it was canceled. Tomorrow, too. I must admit that it's pretty nice to have extra time off at the end of a vacation, but I will be bummed at the loss of those random extra days off that our school district has every month. They start taking them away as soon as you miss one snow day, which I think is a bit harsh.

And now I have spent an unbelievable amount of time trying to get this picture to work, so I don't have much time left to write stuff. Here we go:

My snow pants! I used this tutorial from Sew Can Do, and I also made matching mittens, also from that site, to go with them. They're not pictured, as I just finished them tonight and they're not pretty enough to photograph anyway. I have not added suspenders. I'm going to try not to because they don't sound that cute to me. I might add supplemental elastic in the back if they really won't stay up. They did turn out too large in the waist--I was allowing for growth and wearing over jeans, but I got a little carried away.

(I also just cut her hair, but only in the back so you can't tell, plus it's still a little damp. It looks pretty good for a random whim though--it was getting a bit wild.)

I made both her and M a balaclava (you will have maybe have seen his on facebook today) for Christmas so she should be ready for playing in the snow if it ever gets around to snowing. It's -2 or something right now. It's supposed to be 55 on Friday. Weather is weird. She wants a "snow shirt" too, but you really have to draw the line somewhere, right? :)

Off to bed, before I turn into a pumpkin!

Date: 2014-01-07 03:39 pm (UTC)
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I wonder what a snow shirt would look like? A sweater, maybe?

Those are super cute, nice job!

Date: 2014-01-07 04:34 pm (UTC)
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I picture a snow shirt as very similar to a winter coat. She has two of those and I have NO desire to try to make one, in any case. ;) Pants are one thing. A winter coat, I can't even imagine.

(Having said that, I did look at my favorite fleece jacket the other day and think HMMMM... but it will most likely never happen. I don't sew for myself.)


Date: 2014-01-07 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Those are so cute! Great work! You are really very productive with the ole' sewing machine. :)

I saw the balaclava on Facebook, and thought that looked pretty cool, too. Did you use a pattern or make your own? Nate has a commercial Spiderman balaclava. it has two separate eye holes (spiderman shaped) and a separate mouth hole. Lily insisted on wearing it out to the doctor with Rob yesterday, but it was really too big for her, so she had her whole face sticking out the mouth hole and tufts of hair sticking out the eye holes. Yes, we let her go out like that. She seemed quite happy with it. Poor neglected second child. Ha! :)

Date: 2014-01-07 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure she was adorable as Freaky Spiderman!

The second one I made, for Evie, only took me nineteen minutes. The first one, for M, took a bit longer since I was figuring it out and reading the tutorial as I went along They were fun. I am not always productive with the sewing machine but I'm trying to be, right now, because I'm in the mood for it. Usually, when I am in the mood for it, I sit down and read things on pinterest instead.

(Not everything is fun. The pants and balaclava just both happened to be that way. The mittens were not fun at all.)

Date: 2014-01-08 02:24 am (UTC)
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They definitely turned out cute!

She's a cutie too!

Date: 2014-01-11 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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