The serger is out and I'm starting to work through all the projects that I cut out for it. I don't leave my serger out all the time so to use it I have to clear off a table and set it up. I don't like getting it out for just one thing so I'm calling this week "serger week" and I plan to get a lot of things done.
I started with these mastectomy drain bags that I'll donate locally. This was a fabric that Mom gave me and it really lent itself well to this project. I enjoyed making these so I might cut out more before I put the serger back. These went together so fast. They get tagged and bagged individually before I drop them off at the donation center.
Next I was on to doll outfits. This top is called California Baja and it's really easy. I had cut out a bunch of walker caddies with some leftover denim and there were enough scraps for 3 jeans for the doll. I found this ikat weave in my stash for the top. Do you see how perfectly that pocket matches up to the orange and purple stripes? That was complete accident! I've got to get some black velcro for the back opening to finish this one off. I'll probably save it to give to her until the fall since it's more of a fall look. I also think I will make a headband to go with it.
After that I put white thread on the serger and will work on all of the rest of the projects needing white thread. First up is another pant but I decided to add patch pockets to the back of these because they are going to be "garden pants" and it made them so much cuter.
A few weeks ago they were giving the Little Gardener pattern for free so I downloaded it and found this perfect fabric in my vintage fabric collection. It's a pretty darned involved pattern but it's really cute and the instructions are really thorough and clear.
Here's the back of the apron. The straps are snapped on behind those blue buttons. If we need to adjust it to fit the doll I'll only have to move 2 snaps.
The pattern also had a sun hat. It looks kind of weird here but it should fit. You can see it on the pattern cover.
And gardening gloves! Once I change the serger thread to something darker I will be making a tshirt out of the same blue knit that I used for the cuffs of the gloves. After I sent this photo to my brother he suggested therapy.
Here are all the garments together. isn't that cute? But that's not all!
The pattern also comes with a page to print on card stock to make seed packets. They thought of everything! I cut them out, glued them together and put beads in them so they will shake like real seed packets.
Now I will switch to pillowcases for the boys because I have to have gifts for the boys when I take Ella her new outfit. I'll get back to the serger today after I empty another truckload of mulch this morning.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.