Monday, January 3, 2011
Ok so that title is a bit of a cop out...I can never spell pajamas or pyjamas or what ever way they are meant to be spelt...spell check tells me neither is wrong....!?
Last year, I made the 4 kids jammies for Christmas, all the while I visited my elderly Aunt twice a day, as she was at the end of her battle with cancer in a nursing home. Needless to say I made several mistakes...for those of you who know Ottobre, I used the pattern from 4/03, which are traditional flannelette jammies. That's 4 collars, numerous buttons and buttonholes...they got finished by Christmas, but only just. I found them a chore, mainly because my mind was elsewhere.
So this year I promised that I wouldn't do the same, and strangely enough, I stuck to my guns, but on St Stephens Day (26th Dec) I took out my machine and made these...
......no pressure and no distractions. However I only made the little ones jammies, and I used the pattern from 6/09, which is a long-john style bottoms and a raglan sleeve top...so easy to make and they fit sooooo well...I love that about Ottobre.
The spotty fabric and the pink ribbing came from Dots'n'Stripes a while ago.
The petrol blue ribbing came from Myllymuksut
The pattern is Ottobre magazine 6/2009 #34 and #35, in size 98cm.
Happy New Year to everyone who stops by here...I hope it is a happy, healthy and safe year for all of you.