Thursday, April 30, 2009

sewing as a stress reliever

Not only have I been stress-bashing with some knitting, but I've been sewing as well. It's something about Spring that makes me want to sew new clothes.

I've made a couple of summery skirts (that I don't seem to have pictures of, sorry), and some pajama pants for my son. He is a huge fan of the handmade pajama pant, it seems. I don't bother buying them any more, as he prefers the ones I've made him. (I wonder how much longer he's going to appreciate the things I do for him - I figure I have a few more years until he reaches the teen years, then I'm going to lose all cred.)
But I found this fabric, and since he plays basketball, soccer and now this year, baseball*, it seemed perfect.
And in his eyes, it was, on two counts. First, he loved the design. Second, (and here's where the make your own comes in really handy), they are SOFT! 100% cotton, prewashed, and man, these are cozy! (I'm starting to replace all my store bought pajama pants with handmade cotton ones as well...)

*Yes, this year, we have given soccer a pass and are trying baseball. He's pretty good, especially for a kid that has never played organized ball, but we'll see how he stacks up against the other kids that have played for years. And for me, I have to train a whole new set of parents that yes, I knit through games and practices. All the time. And no it's not hard, and no, I won't make something for you.

4 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

I was always a spectacular athlete - ducked every time a ball of some sort came my way.

Must get sewing some summer tops for me...

Brenda said...

Do you have a good summer skirt pattern you can recommend?

Sel and Poivre said...

I just came from Brenda's blog and I see Brenda's been here to comment just ahead of me! Anyway, we gave ol' soccer the boot last summer and my son gave baseball a try - I can't speak for my son but it was a nice change of pace for us spectators. We're back to soccer for '09 though - baseball didn't have enough running for his taste - just like his mother... (cough cough!)

Carol said...

I'm working on my sewing skills over her. trying out some bag-making. so far it's been laughable. But I expected that...