I’m back! Have you missed my posts? I have. I love this hobby and I love this outlet.
So I’ve sewn a little in my absence but not enough. First off I finished my pajama project. I’ll post a separate blog post about that soon. Summary, I hated pajamas until I made my own. Now I have a drawer full of me made, perfectly comfy pajamas that I love.
I also sewed some costumes for two of my boys this halloween. The littlest declared he wanted his store bought and since he wanted to be a dragon, I had no problem letting pottery barn solve that issue.
My middle son wanted to be a wizard. I don’t have a wizard costume in kids sizes so I sized an adult pattern down. This was both challenging and made me use resources I already had. The bottom tunic turned out to be too small to get over his head so I added a front cut out and it turned out to be a unique and perfect feature of the costume. It was a construction technique I picked up from a previous project and showed me why I love sewing different and challenging features, you never know when you will be able to utilize a previously acquired skill.
The hat from this pattern was made just as directed by the pattern and the pattern was SOOOOO wrong. I ended up having to draft my own.
My oldest son wanted to be a vampire. We had the vampire cape left over from a previous halloween so he just needed pants, shirt and vest. I decided instead of buying a vampire costume that I would make him black pants and a white shirt that he could reuse in daily life. Then I found this gray shiny fabric in my stash and used that for the vest.
The result was perfect . . .
So that was the sewing I did in October. I’ve finished my first November project and I’ll share that soon!