I've actually quietly been sewing along for this round of KCW. I've had nothing to show for all my sewing thus far though because all I've been making is undies. Lots and lots of undies (well, eleven pairs to be exact). Sadly O is just about to outgrow the last batch of undies that I made for her so I figured that I would use this week to whip out some new ones.
This is my third time using the That Darn Kat Undies pattern and I love it just as much as the first two times. I'm beginning to think that it runs a little small though since I had to make the size six for my four year old who doesn't turn five for another three months. I've also come to realize that the fun part of sewing this pattern is sewing the two main parts together. Sewing 33 leg and waist bands on undies? Decidedly less fun. I've also come to realize that top stitching with a good old zigzag stitch is the way to go. I used a straight stitch the first time around and I felt like it really limited the stretchiness of the undies. And while I love the double needle I haven't found it to hold up well over time. And these undies need to stand up over time because if they're anything like the last pairs that I made her, they will get a ton of use.
I also have to say that the first time that I made these undies I hadn't sewn much with knits so I had to go out and buy a bunch of knit fabric in order to make them. After spending fifty dollars on fabric (and another ten on the pattern) I was pretty convinced that I had lost my mind. I mean, who spends 60 dollars on kid's underwear? But it turned out to be totally worth it because the pattern uses so little fabric that three years later (and three rounds of undies later) I'm still using the same fabric that I bought the first time around (plus some scraps from other projects since I've definitely fallen in love with sewing with knits since that time). It turns out that that was sixty bucks well spent. Who knew?
PS - Getting 11 undies to all stay stuck to a wall is a lot harder than it looks.
PPS - I am so not a football fan but GO HAWKS!