Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Photo: Past and Present

There is a photo of my and my twin taken when we were about a year old. We are wearing yellow overalls and sitting on Santa's lap. I've always thought it was a cute picture and loved the yellow overalls.
For the past couple of years I have been on the lookout for yellow overalls and hadn't been able to find any. I think I saw some at Wal-mart when I was pregnant with my son and at the time I didn't know if I was having a boy or girl or how big the baby would be before it would be able to wear the overalls. When I had an idea of what size I might need for them and went back to get them they were nowhere to be found. It's one of those things: should've gotten when I saw it because it's no longer there when I want it. I hate it when that happens.

So, I've been on the lookout for yellow overalls ever since. Then it dawned on me one day that I could probably make them. I searched blogs and other online resources for tutorials, instructions, and possibly a pattern. Ashley, from Make It and Love It, had made some overalls for her son. She used the same pattern for the pants I was going to use from Dana, She didn't have a tutorial or anything but her post was a great place to get me started.

I found some corduroy fabric in white, couldn't find the yellow I wanted. I knew Dana,, had a tutorial on dyeing fabric so I read that. I even emailed her a question and she answered it. She was very helpful, so thank you Dana.

Getting a response from someone who inspires you is awesome. It's kind of like when I taught gymnastics and one of the women's Olympic champions called to give us some information about a camp the team girls were attending. I'm thinking, I cannot believe I am talking to Svetlana Boginskaya, Olympic gymnast. This is so cool! You know that feeling?

Ok, back to fabric. So I dyed the fabric yellow and eventually got the color I wanted. Then cut out my patten and tweaked my design till I got what I wanted and created two cute pairs of yellow overalls.

 Yea for me!

I took the kiddos to the mall yesterday to see Santa. The main goal was to get a picture of both of the kids wearing yellow overalls with Santa.

Mission Accomplished!

The girl wasn't happy about being left with Santa but the last photo that was taken she wasn't crying. It's a winner! We gave her some bells to play with, which helped calm her down enough to snap the photo.

It's not exactly the same but my goal was accomplished.

You guys look so cute in those overalls!

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