Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year and Christmas Sewing.

Happy 2015 to all who drop by to have a look. I've taken a much needed break from all things blogging but I'm back and as my energy returns after the hectic Christmas season, I'll be sewing some special pieces made from my fall online fabric shopping spree so please check back  in a week or so.

I tried my best to stay away from Christmas sewing to lessen the stress and fatigue of the season but I just couldn't resist the lovely , light weight faux furs that Fabricville stocked this year. A twisted infinity scarf seemed like the perfect gift for sisters, daughters-in-laws and grand-daughters. I remembered to take a few pics so here they are.





These were easy and fun to make except for the fur flying all over the place!  I should stress that not all faux furs would work well . The ones I chose were light weight and not too thick.
In case you want to make one, here are the dimensions that I came up with that seemed to work just right...34"long by 16" wide. I bought .4 meter for each scarf but cut off from the width as the yardage came in a  60" width.

I sewed the length of the scarf, turned to the right side , twisted once and joined the ends matching up the seams, the half way marks as well as the quarter way marks . Of course there is always a length that has to be done by hand but I finished off using a very wide zigzag stitch and sewed off the  fabric.

I made a princess dress for little Poppy, and little fur capes for her and Riley to go with their Frozen princess dresses.( The dress is suppose to be Anna's dress from Frozen. ) No model pics unfortunately.





I had a gorgeous jacquard knit bought in Montreal a while back and one of my sisters really liked it so I decided to make her a topper using View A of McCall's 6844.I used the reverse side of the jacquard for the front band and on the pocket trim. ( I added pockets but they are not included in the pattern. )



I made one last item. I copied a RTW poncho that I own for one of my daughters in law. The fabric is a rather heavy fleece-backed  sweater knit from my stash.I used the selvedge for the hem finishes.


Because of the thickness of the fabric I made the collar single layered .Essentially, this poncho consists of two squares with a neckline cut out at one corner. The collar is a simple rectangle.



Well the grand kids are coming for a sleep over so I'm off.

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14 comments:

Ann (SewBabyNews) said...

What great items! I particularly love your scarves. Thanks so much for sharing the dimensions that you used. I have some remnants that will be perfect for this. Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

All fun pieces, Diana. Love the poncho, it looks so warm and cozy. Happy New Year!

Amanda S. said...

Wow, you made a ton of gifts this year! How awesome! I had not thought to do an infinity scarf out of faux fur but think it's a great idea.

Mrs. Smith said...

Ooooh pretty goodies!

Vicki said...

Wow, you make lots! The infinity fur scarves are fun. And the young ones would have loved their outfits. Happy New Year!

Gail said...

I've just realised that your blog was missing from my list, so apologies for not commenting all year! happy new year.

KellysSewing said...

That is a lot of Christmas sewing! Great job. Handmade gifts are the best. Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Diana, you made a lovely combination of presents this year and sorry I missed complementing you on your Christmas Dress and jeans jacket, they both look fantastic on you.

shams said...

Very nice! I made a faux fur infinity scarf last winter and it's a lot of fun!

sarahlizsewstyle said...

What a lot of lovely holiday goodies:)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Happy New Year Diana. All beautiful gifts you made!

Donna W said...

Your Christmas sewing items are beautiful. Love those scarves. Great gifts. Also love the other items. Can I be on your list for next year.....lol

Leigh Wheeler said...

Brilliant on the faux fur infinity scarves! Is the zipper one just a big tube partway unzipped?

Happy New Year!

Jean said...

What wonderful gifts! I love the faux fur scarves, and that little Frozen outfit is so adorable. Happy New Year!