Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trial t-shirt

Just completed Ottober 2/2006 #1 v-necked t-shirt. My measurements don't slot nicely into a certain Ottobre size, so I made a size 42 as a trial. Fit needs some adjustment:
- sleeve is a bit tight
- sleeve needs more depth
- shoulder seam is correct length, however bodice needs to be narrower between shoulder and start of bust
- need a smidge more room over the bust, but going up to the next size would be too much.

I should have cleaned the mirror before taking these photos!

First time I've sewn a v-neck, and I had to redo the point of the v three times before deciding 'enough was enough'. After trying it on, I have to say that I'm really happy with how the neckline turned out. Next time I'll leave some chalk marks on the centre-front line to help centre the v.

While I was stitching it together, I was also concerned the v-neck would be too high. It is a lot higher than my RTW t-shirts, however I certainly don't dislike it! I'll definitely make more shirts with the v at this level.



Here is a sneak peak of what I'll be working on over the next few weeks... The first 5 fabrics will be turned into t-shirts for myself. The solids are 100% cotton knit. The stripes are polyester knits. The last fabric is 100% cotton drill which I'll make into a skirt or trousers. I'll probably do a skirt first to check my Ottobre sizing BEFORE embarking on a pair of trousers.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Games

We've inroduced some new home-made games. Ruby (4.5 years) has been enjoying them. The other kids (3.5yrs and 2 yrs) have been having fun playing with dice and counters.

Alphabet Bingo - using an 'alphabet dice', which came from our Scategories set. I've been using Bingo cards printed from: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/alphabet_and_number_strips.htm I'm planning on making some new Bingo cards, which aren't in alphabetical order.

Numbers - matching digits to dots- Using a 6 sided dice (with dots on it), we rolled the dice, counted the dots and then found the correct digit on our printout from http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/number_chicks.htm. Ruby then coloured in that chicken. She loved this activity and did it a couple of times.

Ruby has also spent a huge amount of time practicing colouring, cutting and gluing. She has been making and dressing Paper Dolls. I printed the dolls and their clothes from: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/paper_dolls.htm
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