Out with a whimper: Jammiepalooza, etc.
Last I spoke about Jammiepalooza 2012, I had to fit the pants individually for each kid (5 total) and add the ruffle hems for the girls’ pants (3 total). Since the cousins arrived on different days and were amenable to trying on things only after begging profusely, my Jammiepalooza limped along until two days ago. I will admit that I am jammie’d out at this point. We attempted to take pictures of all five children in their jammies for my Mom’s New Year’s card, but couldn’t get Thor to cooperate at all. We only have 4 of the kids in the picture and couldn’t get all of them to look at the cameras all together once. Very frustrating.
I’m sorry to report I didn’t take many pictures of the pj’s up close. I only have a few detail shots of one of the girls’ pants.
After writing my 2012 retrospective post, I had a hankering to make another version of Burda’s batwing top (6-2009-109). This version is more faithful to the original, but this time I added length to waist and rounded out the neckline more. I used my coverstitch machine to bind the neckline and hem the top and sleeves. This knit was really thin and difficult to work with. It curled when you looked at it and tunneled when I hemmed it. I love it though. This was a deep stash dive fabric. It was one of my first purchases made back when Wendy was still doing tours of the garment district, probably sometime in 2008. I bought this knit at Paron’s Annex and have treasured it ever since. It’s a burnout knit that I knew would be a great layering piece. And last night I thought to use it as another batwing top. I love it! I’m wearing it tonight for our New Year’s Eve festivities.
I don’t know if you noticed my Christmas present to myself in the pictures above. It’s a sewing machine necklace. I heart this necklace and have worn it almost every day since it came in the mail. It was an Etsy purchase from Ball And Chain.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a happy and healthy New Year. Go get ’em!