Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nine Months!

Well, technically, nine months and ten days. Wow, these photo shoots get more difficult every month! It's a good thing we only have a few months left (eek!), because it's chaos, people. Sheer chaos.

First, I tried to lay Maggie down on her quilt, but she didn't really love that.

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Sitting up. That's better.

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 Wait a minute. What's so funny, Maggie? (Hi Crouton!)

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Is that a very nude big brother Joe photobombing?

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He was very helpful, actually, in getting his sister to smile for the camera. Maggie thinks Joe is hilarious - with clothing on and without!

Wait. What? Hold on, Maggie. Where do you think you're going?

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Okay. That's better ...

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As you can see, Maggie is all over the place these days, crawling, cruising furniture, even climbing stairs. She's fast, too. Heaven help us. 

I was lucky to be selected as a pattern tester for Laura Titchener's soon to be released "Fancy Pants Leggings" pattern. Given my love for the Big Butt Baby Pants, and for sewing with knits, you can imagine how excited I was to try these out.

Maggie has, ahem, adorably ample thighs and rear,  and these fit her perfectly. They're great for moving in.

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She does have a little "visible diaper line" (VDL) here, huh? 

These are an easy fast sew, especially on a serger. And that contrast bum is perfect for using up little scraps of knit fabrics (Spoonflower, anyone?) you may have laying around. I got a few pieces of this owl fabric in a stash exchange with a friend. Cha-ching! A perfect use for them!


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And off she goes, after a dog. Whew! She is so much fun, but this age is a lot of work!


Speaking of being overworked, I am debating participating in this Spring's KCW (Kid's Clothes Week). Initially, I reluctantly concluded that I just don't have time, what with the job, two kids, and constant chaos. But I always enjoy participating so much, and although I don't think an hour a day is feasible for me on weeknights these days, maybe I could spare 20 minutes a day to sew during the week and longer on the weekend ... ? I'd like to at least try ... hmmmm.

9 comments:

  1. Love your fancy pants! I tested them too and love them! I've made several pairs already. You should do KCW. Like you said, even if all you can manage is 20 mins, it's lots of fun and a great excuse to get some things done!

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  2. Maggie is so adorable and that's some amazing photo bombing from Joe. I love this version of the Fancy Pants Leggings. Hope you do manage to join in KCW.

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  3. Such cute pics of Maggie and those leggings are the cutest!

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  4. Maggie is such a doll! And nudie brothers are hilarious :) Anyone nude in our house is fair game for a butt-slap, which is particularly hilarious to the 5y.o. Love the fancy pants!

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  5. well she really is adorable. those eyes are captivating! i love her expression in the first photo, too. nine months always felt significant to me because they've been out as long as they were in. happy nine months maggie!

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  6. Aw, look at the way she looks at her brother...so sweet! And she really does have the most gorgeous eyes!
    And those pants...I need that pattern :-)

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  7. Adorable! I love those pants too! I'm doing KCW but I'm only going to try to make one outfit, especially since there will be another chance to sew at summer (like I'll have more time then, ha!)

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  8. Oh many she is adorable!!! beautiful smile...Love the Joe photobomb! And yay for fancy pants leggings!! I got to test them too...and totally love them!

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