Nine years ago I started doing something that is now a tradition in my family; each year I make my daughters a dress for their birthdays. I give them a short list of patterns to choose from and I allow them considerable veto power over fabric choice and decisions.
This year B wanted overall-shorts but I re-directed her to just shorts.
These are longer than hotpants if you can believe it.
I personally wouldn’t have chosen sparkly stretch denim, but then I’m about 30 years too old for that to be my favourite.
And if you’re working with sparkly stretch denim then sparkly rainbow metallic thread is a good choice too.
I’ve never done that style of pocket before. Nor that kind of fly zipper. Last night was a steep learning curve, but a quick one. Start to finish was less than three hours. And B is tickled to death with these.
Done! And before deadline too.
If you look verrrry closely you’ll see that his glow in the dark. Because I love choosing fabric like this for my husband.
B is 9.5 and loves owls; I found “grown up owl fabric, not babyish owl fabric.” I also did a KILLER job on lining up prints and patterns.
And mine. I’ve never included myself in the family christmas pj round up. But I thought it might be nice this year so I picked out these cute grumpy bears.
And cocked everything up. They came out a bit snug. Wearable, but not baggy. And I shortened the legs as I am short. But I messed that up and got capris instead. So: tight, flannel capris for winter time. Head*desk.
I added a nearly six inch extension to the legs to make them wearable for christmas day. I might trim them down and give them to B instead.
But this project is ta-done! I hope that wherever you are and whoever you’re with tonight that you have comfy pyjamas. Sleep well.
And this is what the fabulous fabric looks like all made up:
She’s thrilled to bits. Hurray, and happy 9th birthday to her.
SEWING! Made three flannel nightshirts for Mr. Handwrought today. I started them back in January so it’s nice to have them finished. And I’m sure he’ll appreciate being warm at night.
I cut them out in Jan, got stumped by a few badly place holes in the yardage, and let them sit. No idea what possessed me to finish them today, but yay! Ta-done!