Done and done: the every day tunic

I call this the “every day tunic” because it quite literally is. Since I made this, I have worn it at least three times a week. This is the easiest top to go over leggings and doesn’t look too bad when jazzed up with accessories. It also doesn’t cling to my postpartum belly, which is a bonus.

Sew every day challenge: week 3 (or “don’t use the eraser end of a pencil to turn a drawstring right side out.”)

Most of my sewing this week involved racing to have handsewing to do while camping over the weekend. Spoiler alert: I did very little of that sewing while away. But I got a lot of knitting done?
Date: Monday, July 24
Time sewing: 1 hour 5 minutes; 30 minutes; 10 minutes
What I did: Remember the button hole I had to move last week. Well, it turns out the bleeping thing was in the right place after all! This was especially bothersome as we are out of caffeinated coffee and the pot of black tea I chugged is sooooo not cuttinf it. So, today, I re-did those fricken holes one last time and decided I would sew some fricken seams if it would kill me. I think the Baby sensed my desperation and mercifully conked out for a good, long nap which allowed me to get all the vertical seams (except sides) and the shoulders sewn and pressed. Later, I managed to get the pockets sewn to the sides and understitch them. After supper I found ten minutes to pin the side seams so I could get straight to sewing the next day.

Done and done: another babywearing sweater

Earlier this year, I made my husband two babywearing hoodies and only got around to blogging one!
For the Breaking Ground Blog Tour, I made a wearable muslin out of polar fleece before making another out of a thinner knit. The idea was for Mike to have one warmer sweater and a lighter one for those mild summer evenings.