An Award! (AND I made something!)

Well people I am now in possession of an award. Yes, really. For blogging (or commenting). Some of you will know Carolyn who provides such wonderful sewing inspiration, instruction, and also alcohol recipes. And if you haven’t been to her blog I know you will be there soon – if you haven’t already gone and I am now talking to myself. It has taken me a while to get this onto my blog as I was dim about how to do it. (Cut and paste woman!)

The award is to thank people who comment on your blog and is to be passed on to the last nine people to comment on your blog. So, thank you to:

Tanya at Chica Andaluza who not only sews – she cooks and shares recipes.(I had one for tea tonight – delicious!)

Rhonda at Rhonda’s Creative Life.  Too much inspiration in one place.

Melissa at Fehr Trade . Boat dweller, sewer extraordinaire, and runner. I hope the marathon in Amsterdam went well on Sunday!

Alison C seems to choose all the clothes I want to sew – but she actually gets them made.

Ann at Everything Sewing makes the most delectable Rodeo Queen outfits. I love them. I want one. Check them out.

Bev at  sdbev is another Stitchers Guild devotee. She shares lots of her fitting advice – worth paying a visit there.

Pretty Grievances is a blog that always makes me laugh. She sews great stuff for herself – but is great at showing a ‘designer showcase’ as you might sometimes be thinking yourself (and didn’t dare admit).

Anne at Mercury – Handmade Fashion  also sews. And uses Winnie to draw her patterns too. Well done that woman!

Pauline at P’thrifty make an amazing amount of fabulous things for such a busy person (puts me to shame) and also negotiated an enviable deal with her beloved involving shirts and a Chanel handbag. Respect.

There are others who really deserve to be given an award too – but by the rules I am restricted to nine. All of these blogs are well worth a look – and all have links. How about you check them out?

And I made…..

Now then, anyone who remembers my last post knows I intended to have a wardrobe edit. And what an edit! There is now an echo in my wardrobe – but I know that everything in there is loved. There are a few things I separated as I think that they can be adapted into something I will wear, rather than just wardrobe insulation. I will fess up to those at a later date.

I also saved a few t-shirts of the ‘washed until they are too soft to get rid of – but too shabby to wear in public’ variety. And also some ‘souvenir’ types that really will never be worn outside. These I intend to wear with PJ trousers which I have already started to make. I decided to use the same poly/cotton that I had in stock, and had used for PJ’s before. One pair are all finished and another are cut out. This was identified as a gap (I threw away my long ‘winter’ PJ’s at the end of the cold weather and hadn’t replaced them).

PJ Project

One done, one cut out

PJ Project

I really thought I would wear this…

I made the striped pair today – and included pockets for myself. I have been putting them into the DD’s PJ’s so I thought I deserved them too. I did mean that I couldn’t use my pattern without the side seam but hey ho. The checked pair are ready for another day and already have elastic cut and buttons chosen from the ‘vintage’ tin.  The t-shirt has been in the drawers for years (no surprise there) as I bought it on a theater visit and honestly thought I would wear it. I think there may have been wine involved. They go very well together and should be very comfortable (and warmer than the shorts suits I have been wearing – it is cold here at night now!)

PJ Project

Oddly well matched

After consulting friends (out at lunch with other sewers – nice!) I have decided to go with the Patrones ‘trench’ style cape from the last post. I will get going on that as soon as the PJ’s are all done.

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5 Comments on “An Award! (AND I made something!)”

  1. sewbussted says:

    You are so very sweet to think of me. Thank you for the “award!”
    I love your striped pj bottoms and I think Willy would be quite proud of your pants as well;)
    I think I said this to you before but come see me and help me delete!!!!! I’ve got wine!

  2. prttynpnk says:

    I’m totally digging the jammiest! You are so sweet to mention little me! Aw shucks!

  3. ejvc says:

    Hilarious t shirt! Enjoy your new jammies.

  4. […] second offering is another TNT pattern (First shown here). I felt I needed new PJs and when I was in Birmingham I found this glorious brushed cotton. […]


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