Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lucia and the three pairs

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lucia.

Her mother decided she needed new undies and stitched her up a pair, size 6.

But they were too big.  
So, her mother made her another pair, size 4.
But they were too small.
So, her mother resized the pattern and made size 5,
And they were just right.

And then the real work began and she made 8 more.  Because no little girl (or grown girl for that matter) can survive with just one.

And they all lived happily ever after.

The specifics for those who care:

The pattern is That Darn Kat's Childrens Undies pattern.  It's a great pattern, but it would be nice if it came in every size (it comes in 2, 4, 6,...).  The fabric all came from my stash, from my friend's scraps and from old onesies.  The last pair has decorative elastic, because I just couldn't do one more pair.

The funny thing is that, even though Lucia wears them, they are really for Juan.  I'm pretty sure that when I first made her a pair a year ago it was the most excited I've ever seen him about something I made.  What can I say, he's practical.  And, the underwear you buy for little girls is so skimpy.  That said, I will not make another pair of these underwear until I own a new serger with a coverstitch (Juki, if you're listening, I would be happy to review the Juki MO-735).  

What's the most practical sewing you've done lately?

1 comment:

  1. You keep us in stitches! What a great story!
    loved it from another pair...Oma and Great Oma