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Christmas pajamas

Pattern:  New Look 6861 Child Pajamas
Size:  Pants size 6 with added length; Shirt size 7
Age: 8
Cost: ~ $11.00
Fabric: JoAnn
Buttons: Walmart variety pack





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Trying to keep true to my self-inflicted tradition of home-made Christmas Eve pajamas, I bought this folky Christmas fabric at JoAnn during one of their 50% off sales.  The intention was to pull off two piece sets this year, but I made it about half way.  My middle son, got a new pair of flannel pajamas for a dance recital so I gave myself a pass on that one, and by the time I got to the little one on Christmas Eve, I only had enough steam for the pants.  But Monkey Pants turned out the privileged one once again.


I really liked this pattern for the traditional details.  Also because there is a girl and a boy version of the top with both short and long sleeves.  I would have made the long sleeve for her but I had a bit of confusion from the time I bought the fabric and when I…

Santa's workshop

My sewing studio is now Santa's workshop.  Look, I'm even wearing a green sweater. Which is totally coincidental. I'm really not trying to look like an elf.

I was forced to put the door back on my sewing room, which I had previously taken out as it just got in the way, and so that I could keep a better eye on the kids.  Unfortunately, it has no handle, so I've covered up the hole with a bag.  I know.  Really efficient.  It's more stressful this way, every time I think the kids are coming and they might discover everything I'm making.  If I had a knob with a lock, it would just be too easy.

This is a trunk my dad made for me when I was in high school. It was covered with some old Victorian-looking upholstery fabric which was totally OK at the time.  We stripped it all off and I'm re-inventing it as a treasure chest for the kids for Christmas.  There's been decoupaging (for the first time), power-stapling (for the first time), elastic ruching (for the fi…