Sunday, 27 December 2015

My Year in Sewing {2015}

My year in sewing 2015

As the year wraps up I’ve been reflecting on a lot of things, including the things that I’ve made during the year. As usual there are a lot of things on my ‘to make’ list that I never quite got around too (most of which come from the so called ‘selfish sewing’/ sewing for me category.)

It’s definitely been the year of  undies and pajamas, with me making Noah three pairs of PJs (rabbit, night-time adventurer and batman ), Isabelle two (merino pair 1 and 2) and Pipi just the one pair. And as for undies, I’ve literally made hundreds this year! I’ve also made quite a few baby gifts this year.

If I had to pick a favourite make it would have to be Pipi's wool coat. This was also the most technically challenging for me too. It’s closely followed by Isabelle's 'Belle' dress.

My year in sewing 2 2015

Looking back at these photos it seems that I do have a particular style, sticking to mainly a pastel colour palate, with soft pinks and mint, lots of floral, and also lots of navy stripes, black and white triangles and a bit of mustard…. and as always, a lot of grey marle!

my year in sewing 3 (2015)

I’m looking forward to sewing a bunch of things in 2016, including, hopefully a few more things for me and I’d love to learn a few more skills and acquire some lovely new fabric too of course!

What was your favourite make of 2015? What are you hoping to sew more of in 2016?

Jen x

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Noah’s Bat Man PJs (and 7th Birthday)

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Last Sunday was Noah’s 7th birthday! I am really not sure where those SEVEN years have gone, I know it’s cliche to say but it really does feel like yesterday that he was my little baby!

Noah’s birthday present from us ended up being rather ‘bat’ themed. I bought the Batman Lego alarm clock and Little Pop Studios bat hanger online, found the batman mask at the op shop for a dollar and made the PJs (the day before his birthday!!!)

Talk about leaving things until the last minute! At least they were a super easy sew. I used the Little Kiwi’s Closet 4 seasons tank and tee for the top, and the free Oliver & S Sunny Day Shorts pattern for the pants (modified to be sewn in knit with a yoga style waist band.) He loves them (so much so that he asked to wear them to church this morning…. ahhh no!)

We had a nice subdued day celebrating, after what has been a pretty hectic last few weeks! No fancy party and amazing cake for him this year, just this simple yet delicious banana cake (below) and an afternoon playing Lego. I should really have cropped the Mcnuggets pack out of the shot. Yes, there may have been a bit of that too #soclassy.

But all in all it was a lovely day.

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Happy Birthday Mr Noah we all love you so much!

xx