Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sewing for boys



The boys bought this book for me for Christmas. How thoughtful of them! I'd been eyeing it off for a while.

What I like about this book is that most of the patterns go up to a size eight which still gives me a few year's worth of sewing for both of them. It is also spiral bound which is great for being able to lie the book flat when you are working on a project and need your hands to be free.

The whole spectrum of boy clothes are covered - from pjs to a hat, coats, pants, t-shirts and shorts. In fact, a whole wardrobe just like the cover says.

There is a flickr group for clothing made from the book if you'd like to see more.

I have lots of projects planned to sew for myself first though before I crack open this pattern sheet.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 - The year of sewing for me (well mostly)

Grand plans.
Lots of dreams.
New patterns in the stash.
Perhaps less sewing this year, but more sewing of substance. I love sewing for the boys but clothes for me are so much more expensive and so much harder to find the right fit (I have expensive taste too!)
I have been reading up on making muslins (trial runs), altering patterns and pinning lots of ideas to Piniterest.
Now I better get to it!