Monday, May 6, 2013

Week Sixty Eight

I'm still working through the basket of projects-in-progress.

Here is a pair of pyjamas I cut out for my daughter months ago but have only just completed.

 The white cotton is called "Dandelion Circles" (2009) by Saffron Craig. I might have bough this from Zigo Zago.

It is matched with a very short piece of Liberty Tana Lawn in Mitzi Green. I had just enough for the bottoms and a little bit of bias edging. This pyjama top is sewn closed, it is still very easy to get on and off without fussing with multiple ribbon ties. The ribbon bow is purely decorative.

This is the second time I've made this pyjama and it won't be the last. its a perfect loose stye to use up coordinating fabrics. Its McCalls M6239. My pattern size goes from age 7 up to 14, so I will have plenty of use in coming years.

I have been very encouraging of both the kids doing art and craft. On weekends the materials are often left out on the work table.
On Sunday morning artistic inspiration hit my daughter and she got caught up in her painting before breakfast.
Unfortunately this was the first time wearing these pyjamas and artists acrylic is now smudged over her cuff.

Ahh well.. its the price to be paid for art and crafts at home.

I continued on Flo. I'm a little further on than this picture shows. It is now sewn up and only missing the buttonhole band.

I have chosen the buttons. They are hand carved resin from All Buttons (my favourite shop in Newtown). They were bought a year or so ago with this yarn in mind, but not this cardigan design.

In the photograph they are just loosely held with safety pins whilst I contemplated their size and colour. And I thought about how they will look with the addition of the pale blue ruffle detail. 
I have seven buttons in stash but I think I'll only use five.

Here they are in more detail.

This coming week I hope to be finished Flo and I might cast on a new project.

I bought some new fabric and hope to quickly make up a sleeveless dress for our overseas holiday in June. I am starting to think about travel wardrobe and what I should be packing in order to have plenty of suitcase space (for purchases) but not be so limited as to be thinking about repeated laundering.

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