I'm starting to receive holiday invitations and thinking
"What will I wear?"
Join us in a Holiday Sewcial
Look at your pattern book and see what you can turn
into a holiday outfit, a holiday gift, or just some fun sewing!
In the spirit of a No Stress Holiday
there is no need to sign up for
this sewcial and no deadlines.
Our fashion beauties came from a Dec 1933 French fashion magazine I own
Pam from South Australia
The top is #117 from the current book and the pants are from Supplement 257, #31.
Ann managed to get some gift sewing done the week before Christmas
My friend says she's lazy about putting on sunscreen so she requested a rash guard. I just used a raglan sleeve turtleneck pattern and shortened the sleeves.
I always make flannel pajamas for her son for Christmas too!
I used the same pajama pattern for my niece and girled it up with some lace. Because I used a rather boyish print I wanted to change the shape of the top to make it more girly. I used the exact same pattern but folded it at about mid armhole level. I added 1/2 inch seam allowances and cut separate top and bottom bodice pieces giving me a yoke and a skirt piece. To add more fabric for gathering the lower bodice I didn't lay that pattern piece on the fold. Instead I moved it away about 4 inches giving me plenty of extra "ease" to gather onto the top bodice. My niece loved her new jammies and had not a word to say about the boyish print. Guess I can still get away with this with a five year old ;)