Last Makes of the Year!!

I have a random mish mash of makes to share with you today, but I needed a spot to put them all! These will be the last makes I share this year and I will be back next week to reflect a bit and share some goals for the new year.

First let’s start with Christmas pjs! Of which I don’t have pictures of yet, well except for this cute shot of Sam trying his on.

I ordered us all t-shirts from this shop with Elf quotes and made up Hudson pants for everyone out of this fabric from Stylemaker. Sam got a straight 3T, the twins are both in the size 10 with length added as needed and Chris is a straight 34 but I add like 6 inches to the lengthen lines. This pattern is everyone’s favorite and we wear these pajamas all year round (until they grow out of them!) My goal is to get a pic on Christmas Eve!

Next up, another Christmas make but a very different vibe. I made myself a Christmas dress! I got the idea of a slinky but still comfy rib knit dress and knew I had this Ultra Plush Stipe Texture Sweater Knit from Stylemaker that I bought last year. The Cardinal color is sold out, but there are a lot of other colors and this fabric is fantastic. I could see making a cozy lounge set out of this. It is thick enough to work for clingy patterns and still feel comfortable in them.

I made the True Bias Nikko (one of my faves) in a size 8. I scooped out the front and back, really just measuring and going for it!, then changed up the sleeves because I had limited fabric. I shortened them and also widened them a bit and added a cuff.

I love how this turned out! I don’t usually hack patterns but it’s something I would like to get more comfortable doing in 2022. I sewed this up really quickly last Sunday and had time to also make…

Another Patina Blouse by Friday Pattern Company! I had cut this out a few weeks ago so it only took me a couple of hours start to finish. I bought this amazing cotton lawn from Blackbird Fabrics this summer with the intent to make it into a dress, but I could never commit. After making the Patina Blouse last month, I knew that’s what this fabric needed to be.

I love it so much. It’s perfect and one of my most well made garments inside and out. I love it with my high waisted yellow pants but think it will work really well in the spring with a lot of other pieces I have.

I make a size small and lengthen the arms almost 4 inches. Otherwise I don’t have to make any adjustments and it fits me like a dream! I feel like this is such a specific look that I don’t know how many more I can get away with making… but it is my closet I guess and people that follow me here would probably be the only ones that know.

There are my last makes of the year! Thank you for following along with me here and I hope you have a great weekend. If you celebrate- a very Merry Christmas! If not, I hope you get rest and relaxation to close out this difficult year.

January Refashion///Pjs into Pjs

I want to try and refashion a garment once a month. To refashion is to take something, maybe you thrift it, maybe it’s already in your closet, and turn it (refashion it!) into something you love and want to wear non stop.

I love thrift flips, and that was what I first thought this series would be, but after cleaning out my closet last year, I came up with a pile of clothes that I thought would be great, if only refashioned into something else.

I’m starting with a very simple refashion. I’m taking old pajama pants from Chris and me and very creatively turning them into… new pajama pants for our daughter and son!

The pink pants are old Gap pjs that I’ve had at least since college. I rarely wore them, I think because the elastic is so skinny. They just never fit great or felt very comfortable, but I never got rid of them because the fabric is great. I love the colors and it’s a great weight to sleep in. Soft but not too hot!

These pants of my husband’s are so old, so so old, and I stole them from him in college and wore them to death. Literally the side seams are falling a part and this is probably the only reason I don’t wear them anymore. But the fabric is great and I knew it would make Chris smile to see our son wearing them.

Maybe not the most exciting of the refashions, but I wanted to go ahead and post them because you can refashion basics too! Sizing these down means I’ve stretched the life out of these pants just a little bit longer and that’s always a good thing.

Before you throw something out, give it a second look to see if it could become something useful for someone else!

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