Happy New Year everyone. My only wish for 2016 is that time slow down. It's racing by just too fast.
We're almost back to normal here. We just hosted our last dinner for the season and now we'll settle in for the probably very long winter. Thank goodness for Netflix !
I sewed a few things for Christmas but mostly easy stuff. The favorite thing I made was for my DGD, Jessica. It was this skirt. ( V1247) Don't you love it ?
The two beautiful zippers (exposed ) I added to the pockets were found at Fabricville and at $5 a piece quite pricey but so worth it. I think this mini skirt is perfect for an 18 year old coed's wardrobe.
And she looked adorable in it, IMO. (Sorry no pic but this is how we styled it.
I used the same fabric for this jacket for DD, Tamara shown here with Jessica's skirt..
The pattern is B6134 and not a jacket but a tops pattern. I added a CF zipper to View D and it easily became a casual Friday type jacket..I want one of these too.
On the Crafty side, I made many hair towels. (One bath towel makes two of these much appreciated hair towels .), sleeping masks,and a couple of these thingy's that wrap around a mug or mason jar because a friend gave me one and I find it's perfect for putting my make-up stuff in.
Both DD and DGD got a set of all three.
For my sister-in-law, I made a ,what I call for the lack of a better term, reading shawl.It keeps your shoulders and arms warm when reading in bed at night. I have one and love it.
Here is how I formed the cuff on what is basically a tube
The fabric is a cozy sweater knit which has a fleece underside.
If anyone wants to know how to make any of these items , please let me know and I'll post directions on Diana's Sewing Lessons.
I'm really happy to get back to normal and I've already made three pieces which I'll show in future posts. So happy sewing everyone from