This time of year seems to be full of family projects. This is a good thing, but the sewing is not very interesting, so first I will talk about cooking.
It was the children's last week at school for the year. It is usual for the younger children to give cards or small edible gifts to their classmates and teacher. We make gingerbread people. My son is the only one left in primary school, so officially this was his project, but the girls took a few for their particular friends. We had great fun dressing the people with icing.
Here is the boy sewing - for Christmas gifts. The pyjama shorts are an old Topkids pattern.
Materials cost - Plaid fabric, very old from stash, about $4 per metre, $6
Solid fabric, free fat quarter from Stitches subscription, remnant piping, remnant bias binding recycled drawstring, allow $3 for thread
More Christmas gift sewing, aprons.
One for me, one for my mother in law, who says she does not want a present, and one for a girlfriend. The aprons are double sided, (reverse shown in the centre)and have an adjustable neckline.
The floral print was pricey fabric for me about 12 years ago, $15 per metre. I bought it in Sydney at a small fabric shop somewhere near Epping. It is a fabulous quality Rose and Hubble cotton twill that I had intended to use for little girl's overalls, but my husband called it histology fabric, and I just could not use it after that. It does not look quite so much like a diseased blood slide to me after more than a decade in the fabric wardrobe, but if he still hates it I can wear it with the checked side out. The reverse is a cotton plaid from Joanne's in Escanaba, about $2 per metre, and only a year or two younger than the print. It was a very large remnant. The buttons are recycled.
$34 ( I used the same thread as in the boy's pillowcase sets).