Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pilcrow pajamas

I finally finished a sewing project...it's been a while, huh?  Little Guy has outgrown most of his pajamas and bodysuits.  He has several onesies, but they're mostly short sleeved which isn't really appropriate for this time of year without a cardigan.  Ottobre to the rescue!  I had traced off the "Naava coverall" (Ottobre 6/2009, #3) but it was already a size too small.  I "remedied" that by simply cutting it out a little larger all around and keeping my original seam allowance...a bit sloppy perhaps, but time-saving!



I actually cut out two at the same time from the same material.  I was going for practicality (something for the kid to wear!) rather than fashion.  The other one is nearly done - just the leg binding and snaps left to do.  Still, I needed to do something fun to spruce 'em up a bit.  The other one was voted by hubby to be video game themed, so I decided to make this one reflect my abject nerdiness personality.  Enter the pilcrow sign!  Also known as the paragraph sign.  I was originally thinking of a semi-colon or @ symbol, but after a quick perusal of Character Map the pilcrow won out.



They turned out so nice!  I used a soft jersey knit from Chez Ami and some rib knit that was given to me.  So cute and snuggly to keep my Little Guy warm day and night!

8 comments:

  1. I love the pilcrow sign. I think I will have to incorporate some typography into what I do this year. Awesome idea.

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  2. so cute! definitely not something you find in a store. ;)

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  3. The clothes are almost as sweet looking as that precious little boy.

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  4. Thanks! I'm tickled pink with how well they turned out...that and the chance to put my snap press to work!

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  5. so cute and I LOVE that applique!

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  6. I really like the pilcrow sign. I never knew that's what it's called. I always just called it a paragraph sign. Anyway, very nice looking pj's. And you're not the only one in the world with nerdiness as part of their personality!! *L*

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  7. [...] entered some of the clothes I made over the past year (here, here and here) and received ribbons on two of them. I was delighted to see that there was a lot more competition [...]

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