The purple and red outfits you have seen before, but they are important to the 'mix 'n match' theme. The blue pjs with the red hearts was one of my disappointments when I first started. It will be just fine for sleeping in. I haven't put the snaps/velcro on all the outfits. That will come soon.
Here we are with a slightly different combo. The first outfit on the left shows that the t-shirt can be turned around to give a totally different look. Kara's daughter has paired her red shirt with a school themed gathered skirt. The red t-shirt in the middle, is the jacket from the first picture, turned around. The green pants on the right are paired with a purchased SIS top.
Another look. Julian and the girls can share t-shirts. I also made yellow pants, that look really good with the SIS purchased top. There are so many combinations! The little girl on the left shows the more casual look of the red dotted skirt that Zahara wore in picture 1.
Julian is sporting his lumber jack shirt. This was another shirt that was in the inital disappointing sewing time frame. I will make him another one that fits better. I started on the toddler wardrobe. I was pretty wiped out, and decided to work on his wardrobe another day.
Yet another outfit that was in the disappointment pile. I made this dress for Tina, but it was a little snug. Thank goodness for all those different body sizes I have. This ended up fitting BB 2.5 better. I can see this with a belt and some accessories. I decided I would have a little line called "The Cut and Sew Line". I literally just took a piece of material and cut out a shape and sewed this little dress. This was the first time I did it that way.
I know. It's a little short, but I think she can still pull this off. After all, with that sexy husband she has, she wants to make sure she is still turning his head.
So all in all, I am happy with the direction my sewing is going. I have a long way to go, but I can see a path forward. Once I get comfortable 'cutting and sewing' outfits without patterns or with minimal pattern usage, I will start embellishing more with lace, ribbons, chiffon, buttons, beads, etc. We are not quite there yet, but that's where we are headed.