Well folks, I’m finally on the mend. It only took two days off of work and sleeping off some of my sleep deficit for my immune system to kick in finally.
I kept a steady stream of movies in the dvd player and Nick Jr on the tv for Jack today while I sewed (ah the luxuries of single parenting). But I am still super behind in my Xmas sewing. It took me 10 straight hours of sewing to complete the flannel pj’s for my nephew Thor. I used Simplicity 3584, the bottom left, View C.
Overall it’s a decent pattern. There was only one small drafting error that I encountered. It was the facing, which extended far too long. In retrospect, I could have cut it off to match the shoulder seam, but I had tunnel vision at the time and now it’s too late. Oh well. I think the pattern is pretty simple; there’s no collar stand after all. But I think it’s a little too intense or long of a project for Xmas jammies. The top has so many details that are fussy, like the collar (despite no collar stand) and the pocket. I’m on the fence as to whether the cut on facing is time saver or not.
The jammies are definitely cute, but a lot of work. And with my time constraints now, I am switching gears now and using last year’s knit jammies pattern, Kwik Sew 3510. The only change I’ll make is to lengthen the torso on the tops.
Apologies, but I can’t show you the flannel pj’s until after Xmas. My sister might check out my blog and I want it to be a surprise.
I hope everyone’s Xmas sewing is going well.
PS: I am so behind on reading blogs right now. I have over 300 waiting for me on google reader right now, at least 90 of which are saved ones on which I need to comment. There’s just too little time in the day.