This project was finished a while ago, but I haven’t had much time to do a write-up post. And since it was commissioned as a gift I wanted to make sure there was plenty of time between the delivery and posting to avoid spoilers. I haven’t really heard how well the gift went over… It’s been a crazy few months so far this year. I think these PJs turned out pretty cute in any case – especially considering I made them as a garment copy, without a pattern or instructions, and sort of made things up as I went along.
|Cap PJs! The fabric is from Michael Levine in LA,
and the patch was bought on Etsy.
|I made special effort to match the plaid on the side seams.|
|And plaid matching on the bum. I’ve been watching the
third season of The Great British Sewing Bee, and, while
there are many, many other issues they could pick on,
I think even Patrick would be pleased with my plaid matching here.
|I even added pockets, because pockets are awesome.|
|A button fly, which, I will point out, I’ve never made before,
and I made up my procedure as I went along. So I was
pretty happy when it turned out somewhat functional.
And that’s about it as far as this project goes. It was a bit slapdash, but, I think it turned out ok in the end.
On a slightly related, but somewhat meandering tangent – I feel as though I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit. I’m behind on writing up my book reviews, and I am itching to actually post more sewing related posts to my sewing blog (I know, what a concept). But most (all) of my sewing right now is commission work, and I don’t typically post that here. I just finished a skating costume that required the application of over 5,000 individual rhinestones. It took forever, but I was quite pleased with the result (and so was my client), so I suppose all is well in the end? In any case, I’ve been sewing, but this is the only project that I’ve felt comfortable posting about in quite a while. That combined with work, skating, and the online #WhoClass I’m taking, not to mention general life stuff of eating and sleeping, has made me a bit less active on the blog. With the skating season ramping up, things are likely to only get more hectic over the next few months, so I don’t expect to be posting as much as I would like. I’m back at the point where I am just trying to get through August.