Okay, so here's my first proper sewing post.
I have been sewing most of the Christmas presents we're giving this year, which hasn't been too difficult since mostly, we just give presents to the kids.
My brother, however, doesn't have a family yet so he gets presents for himself.
Last year I think I bought him some summer pyjama shorts. This year, I've made him some.
I did a test run by making some for my husband Andy. I traced the pattern off some he already had, and added pockets. I put elastic across the back waist and ties at the front.
The fabric is some Liberty tana lawn (lovely!) I got on eBay. It's slight seconds but still gorgeous nonetheless. I'm a little bit obsessed with Liberty tana lawn at the moment. The feel of it is so beautiful and many of the prints are just divine. Cutting into it takes a bit of courage but I think in the end it looks even better as made up garments.
I just finished off a second smaller makeup bag for my niece, and that's my Christmas sewing done. In total I made seven tote bags using this tutorial , a fully-lined handbag for one of my SILs, a sock monkey for a nephew, two pencil cases and two makeup bags. And the PJs. Phew.
Merry Crimmis, as Clem would say!