Saturday, October 17, 2009

Maternity Pants

So, this second pregnancy has been a bit different. My clothes are not fitting well and I'm only 15 weeks along. I decided to attempt to make some maternity pants from this tutorial. I took two pairs of jeans that I haven't worn since Dan and I were dating (I was skinner back then). The first pair I did were already low-rise and when I followed the tutorial to cut below the zipper I wished I had not cut that low. On the second pair I cut mid zipper and liked how they fit better. Also, the first pair I didn't make the waist band tight enough, it's a bit lose. I'll be ripping that band out and re-doing it. Overall I'm very please with my homemade cheap maternity jeans. Comfy. I also did 12 inch bands folded in half. I might make the band 14 inches next time. It really just depends on the jeans and where they fit to begin with around the waist/hip area.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Craft Fair

A woman from my church asked me if I wanted to make some bibs for a craft fair she is holding at her home. I was a little reluctant because I've never sold anything I've made. I decided it was a good reason to use up fabric scraps I have just sitting around. Plus, I can just use whatever bibs don't sell for my next little one or give them as gifts. It's a win win situation and I may just make a few bucks. I'm not sure what price I should charge per bib. I got on etsy and most are between $6-$10. I thought I'd charge $6 per bib or 2 for $10. Is that high, any suggestions???

Here are a few bibs I've made so far and a changing pad.