Hi ladies and gents,

I realize it’s been awhile.  The thing is, I’ve been sewing.  I just haven’t had time to post about it.  Fear, not!  I am back…

I made my kids some pajamas for Christmas, and they love them!  I think that’s what inspires me the most about sewing for other people–seeing the excitement they get from something I made.  It makes me happy.

These pajamas are awesome.  I used Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop‘s Alex & Anna Winter PJ’s pattern.  It was easy to use, especially since it’s a PDF download.  And it comes in a huge range of sizes!

Finished jambesThe monster knit fabric and ribbing was from JoAnn’s.  They didn’t have actual ribbing, so I bought a knit with good stretch for the cuffs and neck.

ShirtThe best part about these pajamas was that I got to use my serger for the ENTIRE project.  I’m pretty sure (two months later) that my regular machine didn’t even touch a seam, except to sew on the label.

cover stitchI even got up the nerve to use the cover-stitch on my serger for the hem (i.e. read the manual to use that stitch!).  It top-stitches on the outside, and serges on the bottom to create a stitch similar to using a twin needle.  It’s freaking awesome!

And the sizing was spot-on!  No adjustments needed, as demonstrated by my two models:IMG_1108

After seeing how well they fit, I promptly went out and bought more knit fabric to make a couple more pairs of jammies!