Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Making PJs

I needed some new, modest PJ's for a trip away so I set out to make them myself...

I found an online pattern for boxer shorts and printed it up. The pattern was slightly too small for me, so I measured it and adjusted the size. (Online patterns can be a little tedious to work with, but if you want to save money, they are the way to go!)

The pictures below are from the finished articles of clothing with notes as to their construction. I find it difficult not owning an overlocker or serger, but I am becoming fairly adept at finishing seams in more couture ways as a result.

PJ top finished: a simple sleeveless, yoked pattern
PJ pants finished: a simple boxer short pattern

Pocket on the back of shorts
French seam detail inside the shorts

Flat felled seam detail in crotch of shorts

Waistband facing for elastic 

Yoke detail at the front neckline

Machine overlocking stitched down inside the front yoke
Self bias binding to finish off neckline and armholes

Flat felled seams down sides of PJ shirt with bias binding on armhole

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Silver and White Christmas

I love Christmas, and I love the preparations for it.... making sweets, decorating and listening to all the Christmas music that I can find. Christmas is a beautiful time of year from remembering family and friends, for celebrating and most importantly, for remembering the birth of Jesus Christ. I have pulled together some images below to inspire decorating for a white Christmas. Where I live, Christmas is very hot, so I love the illusion that white and silver decorations give!

 Nothing could be prettier than a lovely dress from Christmas Eve and Christmas day to suit the occaision. White, red and silver make a wonderful, festive combination for Christmas clothing!