I love getting hand-me-downs! The thing I've noticed, however, is that as my daughter is getting older and clothes are worn for longer by each person they tend not to last as long. When I pulled out the bigger size jeans for my daughter they barely lasted a month before there were holes in the knees. So in a effort to make them last longer I decided to patch them, nothing new or unique about that, I know But it is the only sewing I did this week. I pulled out my scraps and some steam-a-seam and here is what I came up with.
My goal was to make them look cute as well as be functional. I wanted to use a dark fabric in order to hide dirt and stains but still be multi-colored in order to match most of the tops she has. I also attached a square of fabric to the inside to really prevent the tear for getting worse and hopefully make it a little more comfortable. I'm happy with how they turned out and she just thinks it's fun to have mom sew things on her clothes (let's hope that attitude lasts for a few more years) :)
Posing for the camera. Notice the mismatched socks... yeah she's dressing herself these days. I swear she has plenty that match.
See you next week!