Upcoming Projects

Now that (most?) of my Christmas gift sewing is out of the way and my body is getting closer to returning to it’s pre-pregnancy state (I have finally resided to the fact that I may never loose these last 5-10 lbs), I’m finally ready to concentrate on doing some clothing sewing – (almost) just for me!
First up, new pajamas. I love pajamas & lounge pants – I could wear them all day. I have a ton of PJ patterns in my pattern stash, but I keep coming back to my very favorite, McCall 3019. This is the very first pattern that I made (successfully) for myself when I started sewing so I suppose that is part of the reason why I keep coming back to it – nostalgia! This year I’m using a rubber ducky ‘Santa’ flannel print that I picked up last year at Joann’s and a red thermal knit for the top (to see the version that I made 2 years ago, read here).
Initially, Taylor did not want to have anything to do with matching pajamas (I know she’s a bit old for it, but I thought it would be adorable to make similar pair to Easton’s). However, after she saw the fabric for my set, she wanted a pair of pajamas for herself. Since I didn’t have a pattern on hand for her, I hit the closest pattern sale – Joann’s who had Butterick (my least favorite company) on sale. Consequently, I settled on 5153, but I’m still unsure what pattern I’ll use for the top.
Lastly, I made a trip to Needle Nook this week and selected a pattern for the slacks class. Since in needed to be an elastic waist design, I picked Kwik Sew 3156. Anne took lots of measurements, so I’m anxious to see how the pattern will be altered…more on that after the 13th. At the same time I also selected my material – a gray jersey. I’m very excited to sew these up!
I’ll be putting the new projects up on the sidebar soon and will be keeping you updated on their progress. In the mean time, what is everyone working on?

4 thoughts on “Upcoming Projects

  1. dawn

    I didn’t lose the last of the pregnancy weight until I stopped nursing my kids. It was weird but my body held onto a good 10 pounds until they weaned which was about a year. I think things change for a couple of years after you have kids. With both preganancies, I felt like at two years, I was sorta back to normal.

  2. bernadette

    Your PJ’s will be so cute! I love soft, warm pajamas. I like to make just the bottoms and buy solid-color knit tops. In fact, though I am long past having babies, I bought two knit tops off a clearance rack and, once home, discovered them to be small-size maternity tops! You can’t tell, and they are so comfortable! So I got over my shock and kept them. LOL!
    With my second baby, it took 2+ years (and actually, he nursed that long, too!)

  3. MelissaB

    I’m was able to get back to my prepregnancy weight after having four kids and they were pretty good to me by being good nurslings and sucking the fat off (they all turned into little chubby babies so that was nice of them to my extra weight and put it on their own bodies). But after my last baby, my tummy just hasn’t been the same (now it’s 4.5 years later!). My waist is a few inches bigger and gushier, but I haven’t done much to try to get rid of it. I’d love a little tummy tuck, but I don’t foresee that anytime in my future. Oh well.
    So why did you have to pick an elastic waist pants pattern? That sure is a cute one, I look forward to reading about the progress. 🙂
    P.S. I’m jealous of your Christmas sewing being done. I still have to make two weekender bags – what was I thinking???? I might only get one done, my DD’s can wait as she has some other rockin’ things under the tree so I doubt my bag will make much of a splash.

  4. stephi

    I too love that pattern M3019! I made pants for the kidz two years ago and they are worn out, so our son asked for another pair this year! in the mean time we have picked up a girl-friend and a boy friend so I have 5 pairs of pants to make!!! I got some great Alexander Henery pin-up fabric for the kids and cant wait for them to open them!!! Going to grab some t’s and cami’s to complete the package!
    p.s. our son is 6’8″ so its nice that that pattern can be easily adjusted to fit him! his little waist is 32 and his inseam is 38! when i go to the store and ask for that size….they tell me i have my numbers reversed…no i dont i am the MOM!!!
    anyway merry christmas to my favorite blogger!!! and as always, happy sewing!
    stephi

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