Thursday, October 16, 2014

And still more stockings!

We have previously documented my love for the StudioCherie Burlap Stocking pattern (minus the burlap).  Well, I'm at it again.

First up, monogrammed stockings for a wedding gift: I don't know the couple's tastes and preferences, so I didn't want to use novelty fabric.  Instead, I went more classic.  She has always liked more of a bright blue or turquoise, and he is a soldier, so I chose a darker blue.  Both colors are remnants from my last set of stockings, and the red print used for the piping was also a remnant from the last set.  All I had to buy to make these were the linen blend and the muslin lining.

While I was getting my sewing mojo back, I decided to throw in a stocking for my buddy.  She's into martial arts, and I had made her a scrub shirt for her birthday, using fabric I found on eBay.  I still had plenty of remnants left, so I used that print for the cuffs and back of the stocking.  The red print used for the piping on the above stockings is the one used for the front here.  I found a black print in stash which became the piping, and I bought another black print for the monogram.  Here's hoping she loves it!

And the back....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I'm back!'s been forever, but I'm finally back.  The palate cleanser project to get me back into things was a new pair of PJs for Thing 2.  I did some retail therapy awhile back and bought two one-yard cuts of Angry Birds flannel to make him new PJs.  And I bought the coordinating T-shirts around the same time, so that I could get these done....and then they sat.

But here is the first one!  The shorts are from KS3042, size M - they're long on him, but that just gives some room to grow.  And I chose one of the motifs to add to the shirt to tie them together.  Thing 2 is wearing them now, which makes me happy.  A good way to ease back into the sewing....