This parcel of PJ's landed at its Sydney destination yesterday so I am safe to blog it now.
Firstly some love heart 'Superwoman" jammies for my sister.
With all that she does in a week she deserves a Superwoman shirt - so I made her one!
It's done using a reverse applique. So I pinned the flannelette to the inside of the shirt, traced the logo onto the front using washable marker then stitched around the logo.
Next you carefully cut out the hirt from the sections you want to appear in colour and you're done.
Check out this tutorial from "That Darn Kat" which I used if you want to see more.
You can use this technique for any shape you like, they're easy and fun to do.
Next up some yellow birds for one of my nieces - I sent her a shirt and some fabric to make up her own shirt design as she had some great ideas for herself.
She's a clever and crafty kid so I hope soon to post what she has made (hint hint, Imogen!)
This green and purple combo is for my other niece - with an extended cuff as she's quite tall! These are her favourite colours, what were the odds of finding this fabric!
I love the checked cuffs on these, and was really pleased to find a coordinating contrast for him.
I used black twill tape instead of ribbon in the top of these pants so it's not too girly!!
For reference - the small size was a perfect fit for my 12 year old nephew, and I used the medium for my 14 and 16 year old nieces - adding an extra 2 inches onto the pants for the tall young lady!
The kids prefer the elastic to be attached to the waistband so it has no chance of rolling, so I did this for theirs. I sewed the elastic on before folding over and securing the waistband and then inserting the ribbon.
It has made the waistbands more stiff, hopefully it will loosen up but I have to say I prefer the finished result doing them the way Toni states in the pattern, by putting the elastic in a casing.
Now it's on to more summer sewing for me, though there are still one or two winter projects calling my name...
Find the more decisive crafters at Kirst's place, where she is deviating from her quilt for a bit of speed crafting.