Hello neclected blog - I must admit I'm constantly cheating on you with my favorite Instagram..
Merry belated christmas and happy belated new year to you. I hope you had a wonderful time. I had almost two weeks off from work and spend the time with family and friends - and quite a few hours in my sewing room. Such a bliss.
My new year resolution is to update this blog on a more regular basis. Let's see how that goes.
I have shown the below pictures of the christmas gifts I made for friends and family on Instagram before, but I like to make a blog post with them all - at least I'll then remember not to make the same next year...
I made quite a few christmas gifts this year. I try to make something I hope the recipient will like - and something that doesn't require too much fitting.
This year I have been most happy about the laceblouses I made. They are all made from elastic lace purchased locally from shops with no website - sorry. The two blouses are from a turtleneck pattern from the november issue of Burdastyle and the cami is selfdrafted. The two turtlenecks have a zipper in the back and are closed with a small button.
And the kimono craze continues...
I made this size 7 kimono in polar fleece for my niece with a matching one for her teddy.
I made this blue kimono for my husband. He has been asking for one for a long time, so it was about time to make him one. He has been using it almost everyday since, som I guess he likes it! I would have liked to show you a picture of him wearing it, but he couldn't be persuaded to pose in it on the www.. He mumbled something about future job options...
This last kimono is my favorite. I made it for my sister in a lovely liberty tana lawn - a long resident in my stash. In fact I actually gave her a toiletry bag last year from the same fabric. About time she got the matching robe right? She's on maternal leave right now and lets be honest - There are quite a few days you never get out of your robe when entertaining wee babies, so the robe better be pretty.
This last gift is a woolen scarf for my mum and almost doesn't qualify as sewing. It came with a pair of silver snowflake earrings. I almost kept this scarf to myself since I like the fabric so much. It's a teal wool blend with subtle flowers from Stofdepotet. I'm afraid the fabric is now sold out.
I have already started planning my sewing for spring. More about this later - had to wrap up christmas first! Have you started considering what to sew for spring? Right now I'm mostly thinking about dresses, floaty blouses and a new spring coat... So many options, so little time..