I’m feeling quite accomplished with all the sewing I’ve completed lately. Most of it is not very fancy, but it’s still a good feeling to get things done. Once again, I only have crummy photos. In order to be sneaky and not let the kid’s see their presents, I had to take them at night.
I used this Amy Butler pattern to make a tree skirt. I made this a bit smaller than the pattern, in an effort to save fabric/money. I didn’t feel like using 7.5 yards of fabric!
Christmas PJ’s for the boys…..and flax filled bears…J has been begging for one ever since I made them for the craft fair. I used the “lay a pair of pants down” method for the pj’s. I’m kind of thinking that JJ’s pair has way too long of rise. I guess I will find out on Christmas. The bears are my own pattern….an online friend gave me the idea. They are so cute!
Corduroy pants for Happy Baby…..I used Butterick 6030. I added the back pockets and made the front fake pockets into real ones. I did a lot of topstitching on these (at least a lot for me) and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. I think they are a little puffy through the hips, though, so I might try to fix that next time around.
A skirt for me….I finished this up right before Thanksgiving and was going to wear it, but them I wimped out. I’m really hesitant to wear things I’ve made. I know it’s silly and I shouldn’t be so self conscious. I guess I’ve always been that way about things I’ve made. In college, I hated writing because you would have to have someone read what you wrote. What if they hated it! Hmmm….I really should be over it by now! Really, though, I love this skirt and have since worn it several times.
This top was oringally a dress I made. But I didn’t love the way it fit. I was trying to squeeze it out of a one yard peice I won from Sew Mama Sew and the bottom just didn’t drape properly because of that. So I unpicked the border, hacked off the bottom, sewed the border back on and voila, a shirt. It’s still a little poofy, “are you pregnant” looking in the front, but not nearly so bad as it was! Other than that, I really like it and plan to make more with a little tweaking.
Now, hopefully I can finish J and JJ’s quilts! The tops are all done. I just (just?!) need to piece together JJ’s backing, then quilt and bind both of them.
Also, orders placed by 12/17 will get to you by Christmas. Actually I would guess that orders placed as late as 12/19 would get there, but I couldn’t guarentee it. I have lots of things in my Etsy shop, plus some things here also. 10% off all orders over $50 and free shipping on all women’s skirts. Plus a free surprise with all orders over $25!