Friday, June 5, 2009

Orchid Longies

Ok, so I might have a bit of pride over these - but really, aren't they the most adorable longies you've ever seen? And while these are longies, intended to be used over a cloth diaper, they would also make a great baby gift for a baby girl.

It was a little tough to lay the patterns out just right, but I think the end product is nice. I hee-hawed over how to finish the hemlines as well...and as I was contemplating putting a rolled hem on, my daughter came over and I noticed the lettuce edges on her shirt - ah hah! I set my machine to a tight satin stitch, stretched the wool as I sewn, and went over it a total of three times.

I have to give credit to my dear sweet mom, who knows how I love to sew wool into longies. When she saw two lady's shrugs that were 100% wool and for a pretty reasonable price, she purchased them for me. On the shoulder of each shrug were these pretty flowers. I was so delighted when she gave them to me. I almost hated to cut them up, but then again, I could envision the longies they would make. I am more than happy with how nice they turned out.

I was able to get 2 more pair of longies out of these shrugs, but they are plain, with no flowers. I have the materials on hand to needle felt, and since I've been wanting to do that, I think I'll give it a go. Since the red and burgundy are pretty girly colors, I'm thinking of felting hearts onto them...what do you think?



  1. Wow! There ARE the most amazing longies I've ever seen. Fabulous job! ;)

  2. pretty pattern for longies. great as gifts for baby girls. ;)