Monday, December 27, 2010

the gloves

were a hit!!

I was a little concerned;
the black gloves gloves (made from swimsuit material)
were a bugger to get on
and Lily thought they were too tight.
But it turns out the blend and weave of the white fabric
is just perfect.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I just couldn't help myself

I know.
It'll take away a little of the thrill 
when she digs through her stocking.
Lily is going on a date with Daddy tomorrow
to see the Nutcracker.
So, you see,
I just had to....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

butter bottom

It's no secret 
Lily has an ample derrière.
Ready made panties aren't a great fit for her.

When I finished the princess gloves
the house was still sleeping
so I wondered what else
on my Christmas list
could I tackle?

They don't take long and I could easily
get rid of any evidence as soon as I heard Lily get up.
I dug out some shirts I'd bought 
just for this purpose.
I'd spent $1 total on all three!

In hindsight (hindsight haha ~ I kill myself)
I should have cut out the backs individually
instead of trying to save a few minutes
and stacking all the shirt fronts together to cut them out.
They're still fine
but the design should've been a bit lower down on two of 'em.

I don't think Lily will be as thrilled to pull these out of her stocking
as she will be her gloves
but they'll cover her booty
without crawling up her crack
and I'll get a kick out of 'em when I do the laundry.

fit for a princess

Like most three year old girls,
Lily is all about princesses.

She recently discovered Belle
and loves her long princess gloves.
So far
she's been content to use socks
or my disposable kitchen gloves.
Good imagination, 
that one.

I could have just ordered some online
but at $8 a pair
they seemed a bit overpriced.
Add to that
the sizing didn't seem to be real accurate
so I wanted to find some locally
to be sure they'd fit.
After the 7th store
I decided I'd just make them myself.

I started with a men's athletic shirt
- one of those polyester jobbies that  keep you cool and dry
while you work out.
It was a cheap-o one I bought on clearance at Dollar General
for a dollar.

I'd planned on making a nursing tank with it
but I never got around to it

I turned the shirt inside out and
using the hem of the shirt as the top of the gloves,
I traced my cut out
just-barely-enlarged tracing of Lily's hand
right onto the shirt

It probably would have been smart to use a disappearing ink pen
but I couldn't find it, so I just used a pencil.
Leaving the shirt intact and well-pinned 
I used a triple stretch stitch
and stitched all the way around the gloves.

I carefully cut out the gloves
about 1/8 of an inch away from the seams.

Turned 'em right side out
and that was it.
Fancy dress-up gloves
perfectly fit for a little princess.

I think she'll be pretty happy to give me back my socks!