I think it’s high time for an update on what I’ve been working on outside the realm of Thread Theory lately! I’ve been a bit quiet on this front for the last year because Matt and I were foster parents from August until the end of this June…this took up every ounce of energy we had and so we pared our lives down to Thread Theory and caring for the children exclusively. Fostering also required that we keep our family life very private for the confidentiality of the children, hence why I haven’t mentioned this phase of our lives on the blog yet.
Now that the children have moved on to more permanent situations, we are delving into making things in a big way! The biggest project I have in the works is this:
Our baby boy, due on October 10th!
Thus, my sewing projects in the last couple of weeks have been much smaller and cuter than what you might usually see on my sewing table.
Perhaps you recognise some of these fabrics from our shop in the past…what a great way to use up off cuts! The patterns I’ve used for this cute little wardrobe are as follows:
Booties: Twig & Tale Animal Baby Shoes. I highly recommend this pattern, it was so much fun to sew and the instructions were impeccably detailed.
Pants: Sew 4 Bub Grow With Me Pants. A free pattern!
Hats: How Does She? Knot Hard At All Hat. An easy tutorial.
Scratch Mittens: 5 Little Monsters No Scratch Baby Mittens. Another great tutorial.
Menswear sewing will recommence shortly since Matt really needs a new pair of shorts this summer. I also hope to finish a fresh Goldstream Peacoat for him to wear this winter. I’ve been sewing it very slowly and photographing the steps as I go to create a Goldstream Sew-along to launch this fall.