Saturday, July 14, 2012

Winter nighties

We have one night dress pattern that gets used again and again in this house, it's easy to sew, a good loose fit and can be made for summer or winter... I bought the pattern (and one lot of flanelette) here... it's the McCalls pattern. I have made the blue owl fabric into a nightdress for Amelia and she is still wearing it 2 winters on, we might get another out of it but I will have to remove the elastic in the wrists. Using the same pattern I made a dressing gown as well. Then this year I made a night dress as a trade off for something with one of Amelia's friends and I also made another for Amelia in a pink fabric but it hasn't been photographed for some reason.

With one winter night dress we needed more so I made these 2 this week. I cut them out about a month ago but was 1 arm short on the brown fabric so ordered that to arrive while we were away and then made them up in tandem the other night. They take about an hour to sew, the hardest part is the gathering on the ruffle, I 'need' a ruffler foot for my machine I think!

 This is a Sandi Henderson print I think, it is SO soft...
 Less than 5 minutes off the machine it was on the kid and off to bed.
This print is a little 'old lady-ish' but Amelia loves it. She chose it so I will get used to seeing it on her and in the wash.

And here is an updated project list for 2012 as we are half way through the year...

Considering the other stuff I have made this year that isn't on the list, I am pretty happy!

And a list of the projects to complete for 2012...

Finish the Polar Fleece jackets I cut out in 2004 (*embarrassed much!!)
Blossom Creek complete block 2 (oh so close), then 3, 4 and do the log cabining
Make the Toofies up to sell in my store Belles Familles
Make some fabric table runners to sell in the 'shop' too
Placemats or cushions for Coral's b'day
Saving pouches for squirreling money for stuff like a holiday
2x winter night dresses for Amelia
2 skirts for sisters - Rachel and Sarah
Blouse for me (fabric and pattern on their way)
Raincoat for Amelia (fabric on its way) STARTED
Over skirt for my sari skirt so I will wear the skirt and it won't sit in the wardrobe...
Another skirt like this one  for me (fabric on its way)
Cushion for my Goddaughters brother at the request of his mum
Fabric placemats for us for outside
Fabric napkins in a pretty floral for afternoon tea parties - no idea why...
Apron for Katie

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