Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Another Year is Here

Happy New Year to all.  Isn't it exciting?  So much potential.  

The following photos are of the Christmas items I made.  I wanted to share earlier around mid December, but I didn't want to give any secrets away.


I tried hard to align the plaid, but here at the seam where the back yoke connects to the back  I didn't manage it.

   
My first time making a placket in a sleeve.  This flannel is very heavy.  I ended up using a walking foot.


Finished and received.   I love this son of mine.



I bought this stretchy rib knit to make this same son a sweater.  You see, I was planning to knit one for him, but I kind of gave up knitting.  So when I saw this pattern from Thread Theory Designs I decided to sew a sweater.  Morgan Meredith there also gave me wonderful suggestions for places to buy sweater knits.   If you like sewing for men do visit this site.  So very helpful.  There was even a sew-along for the Finlayson Sweater which is what I made.



Wonderful to see him in his sweater.  He lives 2000 miles away from me.

I made aprons for my girls.  I started with my daughter-in-law as she lives farthest and so had to mail early.



The 30's reproduction fabric has bunnies sailing in leaf boats.  Also I made the bias binding using one of those binding makers I borrowed from a friend.  Then I promptly went out and bought some for myself.

My oldest daughter wanted a holiday apron,  'a different holiday'.




So she has a reversible St. Patrick's Day apron.














The other side.












Younger daughter was wanting a Christmas apron






So hers is also reversible.  Candies on one side and . . .














decorative reindeer on the other.



I will close for now. Tomorrow, if you choose to return, I'll share the sewing that was done for my three granddogs.  It was lots of fun sewing for Christmas.  I want to do it again next year.

2 comments:

  1. you was a busy bee with all that sewing. the plaid match looked good to me. is the doxie yours? c2

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    1. I was busy, but loving it. What doxie?

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