Out of my comfort zone

Ellis is almost one year old …

and what a year it has been!

As I did with Parker, I have requested E’s outgrown clothes in hopes of making a patched coverlet. But the reality is that the littlest ones wear mostly knits, and the few outfits that are made of woven cloth are teeny tiny, which means I am far from having the requisite yardage.

But knits there are (or were) in abundance. So, I’m working out of my comfort zone …

Even going so far as to use the sewing machine …

Not one of my strengths, but hand stitching will bring it all together in the end.

To be continued …

17 thoughts on “Out of my comfort zone

  1. A year already! How fast they grow.
    I know what you mean about knits….it will be fun to see how you cope with them.

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    1. I love this book …. read it several years ago and decided at the time that stitching knit cloth wasn’t what I wanted to pursue

      But you work with what you have, right?

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  2. Wow! One year already! Those knit, while they may prove tricky, will be so soft and comfy when you’re done! Have fun with the process.

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  3. Birthday Blessings to Ellis! You, Don and family look well. Grateful! Enjoy your challenge- looking forward to the journey.

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  4. I think the knits are different, but they will feel great and look great when they all come together. Hoping your patience and know-how get you thru the challenge-y bits! Another adventure awaits!!!

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    1. I’ve read many articles and books that detail how to stitch a spine (as a book was the end-goal in all this) … none of it ever made sense, but putting my hand to it, I came up with a solution that worked for me … and now I want to try some more “traditional” techniques

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  5. what a great photo of you all together!
    I’m sure you’ll find a way to make the fabric work for you, I’m guessing it will feel wonderfully soft

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