This fall has been crazy busy! I have been busy sewing, not blogging a whole lot and training my replacement at my job. I will be retiring at the end of this year and hope to be more active in the blog world when I am not working 12 hours a day away from home. I really have been sewing, its just most of what I have sewn goes right into the kiddos drawers to be worn day in and day out and never get photographed, which I must say is quite gratifying.
During one of my trips to MN in the early fall, we ventured out to get fabric for pj’s for O and M. I thought it would be cool if they chose what they would like. It turns out that did not work too well for M, but O was excited to have some Spider Man PJ’s. We found some flannel at the local Joann’s and off we went.
I have a good easy pattern that I had made up for O before, Simplicity New Look 6090, and knew it would fit him well. I simply sized up . I added a long sleeve to the top since I wanted him to be able to wear them during the transition season. The flannel is medium weight and I knew this would work well through at least November. Then he will need heavy duty footie jammies too. I am holding out for the revised Classic Footie PJ’s from Amy at Peek-a-Boo.
The bottoms are a simple elastic waist straight leg. Nothing fancy. The top has a little more style with the crossover look on the top. This is easy to achieve. The front is one piece and then I simply applied the bias tape from one shoulder to the armhole and then from the center front to the other shoulder! Looks like a fancy piecing process, but shhhh don’t tell it was really easy.
The back closure is a loop and button at the top of the keyhole. The top is not lined, there is a simple facing on both the front and the back. So for a fast and easy project these cannot be beat!
Sometimes we just need to go back to what is familiar. I have been working on learning all the new capabilities of my new machine. I purchased a Janome Memory Craft. I have sewn with Janome machines in the past and they have served me well. I am sure this one will too.
Do you have favorites that you make when you just want it to work? No worries about trying to decipher a new pattern or a designer that you have never worked with before.