Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas PJ Pants

Merry Christmas!  It has been 3 years since I've sewed a pile of PJ pants for Christmas presents.  Most of the flannel I picked out was in my queue for PJ pants for 2 Christmases ago!  It feels good to get a bunch done again.  

For this batch, I made 5 pairs.  I'm making 11 in total this year.  Including one for me!  I only had to buy flannel for 3 pairs this year.  The rest had been bought 2 years ago.  And this pink Snoopy flannel was in my stash.  I made my mom a pair out of this ages ago, and it must've been on sale, because after another pair, I still have a bunch left!  These are for Allee, my 14-year-old friend who loves to sew.  She saw this in my sewing room and requested a pair of PJ pants.
 This funky neon animal print is for my brother's girlfriend, Elisha.  This was one of the 3 flannels that I bought.  I found this at Fabricland.  Isn't it awesome?  I knew she loved animal prints.
 I made 2 pairs of these camouflage pants.  One for my dad, one for my husband.  
 And these Homer Simpson pants are for my husband.  He loves the Simpsons.  I honestly can't remember where I found this flannel.  Isn't it awesome?
Allee got her pants and posted this on Facebook for me.  She says they fit perfectly and they're her new favourite pyjamas!  I always love hearing that!
 Elisha absolutely loves her pants!  She wore them to bed Christmas Eve (we had a sleepover at our grandparents' house), and all day Christmas day.  They fit perfectly!
It's nice for me to see the pants on people.  It  confirms for me that the patterns I use fit really well.  The pants I make for myself are from a different pattern, so I'm glad to see that other bodies fit in them.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I'm not dead!! And on that note, Merry Christmas!!

This year has been full of challenges, so I haven't been sewing much.  Over the past few weeks, I've managed to finally get back into my sewing room, and the sewing bug is biting me!  I have 7 pairs of PJ pants cut out already, and have lots of Christmas sewing to do, plus some new stuff for myself.  It has been way too long (Feb/Mar 2012) since I made a garment for myself.  I'm ready for some new duds.
 This flannel is for my PJ pants.  Technically, it's the only flannel I can show you, as the rest is all for Christmas!
A few weeks ago, as a quick and easy new project to make to get my sewing mojo flowing, I decided to make a bag/purse.  The pattern is McCall's 4851.
Sewing it up was easy enough, although it turned out a lot bigger than I had anticipated!  You can fit a whole binder in the bottom of it!  And since it has cardboard in it to keep its shape, it sticks out a lot when carrying it.  It's okay for stuff when you need a lot of space (a weekend bag, perhaps?), but I took it to West Edmonton Mall during a crazy-busy weekend to go shopping, and all it did was get in my way.  
I'm not much of a purse person to begin with.  Any chance I get, I'll downsize and stick my wallet, phone, and lip balm in my coat pockets and leave the purse behind.
Anways, even though it's too big, I'm sure it'll come in handy.  It's fun and colourful and cute, and I enjoyed the simplicity of sewing it together.
I hope to have lots more to share with you in the coming weeks.  It's good to be back in the blogosphere!