Good morning! Today's plan is to make some pj pants for Frankie. We've been talking about it, and yesterday we went out and looked for a cute pattern. We have an old pattern from back in the kid days which works really well, but makes a bit of a funky pant, perfect for fleece or flannel but not perfect for a daytime lounge about pant.
I've been sewing clothes since elementary school. My mom taught me, and while I did take sewing in school, most of what I know is from mom or trial and error. We never throw away a pattern, lots of times we just cobble different patterns together to make a franken-outfit. This collar on that dress, those sleeves, this bodice. I loved mixing up prints as well.. I just love fabric, always have.
Anyway.. I picked up this pattern from Kwik Sew. I've seen them in quilt shops recently, and I'm most comfortable with traditional tissue patterns. I like being able to see through them so you don't get that ill placed motif! And the multi sizes are nice too. Frankie is petite, and I forgot to look to see if it was 'petite-able'. It's easier when the markings are already there, but I can work it out. I hope!
So here's my question... I always fold back the sizes I'm not using so that I can make the pattern again in a different size if necessary. Do you do that or do you just cut with wild abandon on the size you are using. I always want to do that, but have that old time fear of wasting those other sizes.
Ok, better get to work! Have a good day peeps!