Oh my gosh! It’s 2016 and I hope that it brings you all the very best of everything, but that it includes heaps of sewing fun, of course!
I have been on a non stop deadline driven December before finally finishing my job on 31st. It is only now, on the 2nd January that I can look back & recognise that this has been the most stressed I have ever been- moving house three weeks before Christmas, leaving my job of 15 years – but not the relaxed ending I had imagined – still to experience ‘gardening leave’ – & then as a maker, Christmas is usually a time of making gifts. What pressure we put upon ourselves!
This year I could not make everything I wanted and had to give fabric – the wonderful potential- & the promise to make…January plans. I did however make a few pairs of posh boxers & even made this pair out of Liberty lawn on Christmas morning!
I have sewn them all with the label on the front waist – to avoid any scratchiness but I also thought it looked cool. Oh I got grief! The recipient didn’t take that perspective! But in a joking way.
Here are some of the others.
All of these were made using Simplicity 9958 & various sizes from small to large & using my fabric reducing trick, all took only 1m of fabric. There are a couple more to make as part of my January gift-sewing catch up!
I also made a few things out of gorgeous brushed cotton/ flannel from Croftmill. Remember Simplicity 1502 was one of my ‘Year’s supply of sewing patterns’? Well I made the nightie out of it, using this fabric.
It’s a size large & I followed the instructions to the letter except for using a self bias neckline facing & sewing it so that it showed on the outside as a nice contrast. It was a really satisfying make- quick to sew. Sadly I didn’t have enough fabric to match the checks, but that just made the sewing quicker ‘;-)
And finally a quick pair of PJ brushed cotton/ flannel shorts for the hubbie of the nightdress. He wears shorts a lot around the house & I thought he might like these- plus with the elasticated waist you don’t have to be so precise with making the right size.
See the label on the outside again ?
So folks, that’s it on my makes. Are you interested in January sewing related sales? Well Weaver Dee is one of the many to be offering some tempting discounts across the range – fabric, patterns & habbie. Remember to use the code ‘SCRUFFY’ to get a further 10% off….
And a brilliant summary of where to find other sewing related sales is here at the Foldline. Me? I have had to keep it clean. I have been buying lounge furniture & after seeing how much fabric I have in my stash (pictures to follow, I promise- I need to confess!) I need to reduce that first …oh, but what am I like? I did succumb to the John Lewis fabric sale when out furniture shopping…Am I beyond help?
So I am going to leave it there & wish you all a happy new year. I am taking a much needed holiday so when I come back it really will be a new start- for work, for running and most definitely for sewing & blogging. What a lot of fun we are going to have! PS what this means is that I really won’t be able to reply to any comments or queries until I get back xx