Friday, 1 January 2010

First day of the year, 1st piece made

Happy New Year everyone.

I am not one for new years resolutions but among other things I have decided that this year I am going to make some time for me, every day, something I have not done for a long time. I really need to take time to slow down and have some fun, time to enjoy things like reading, sewing, walking in the fresh air, or just plain relaxing. I intend to do whatever needs to be done (housework, shopping, laundry, study etc) early in the day and once it gets to 2 or 3pm then it's my time until I need to start making dinner or have something urgent to deal with. I don't know how long this will last but I am going to give it my best shot.

I worked hard today to get things done so I could have some me time and it just happened I was finished with everything when my little one decided to have a nap.

Today I have sewn up a pair of pyjama pants in a stripe cotton using Simplicity 9505. They are nothing flash but I really need pyjamas. I altered the pattern slightly as I didn't want shorts and I didn't want full length either, I made them just under knee length.

It's time to make dinner now and I won't have any more me time today but tomorrow I hope to get on with making the pyjama top from the same pattern as the pants, view F. The top shouldn't take long, the fiddly bit will be making the drawstring but I made one today for the pants (not in the pattern but I wanted one) and it didn't take very long.

Once these pyjamas are given a trial run to see how they stack up comfort wise I will either make another set the same (with perhaps a different top) in the other fabric I purchased, or wait till the McCalls pattern I ordered a few days ago arrives. Either way I am so looking forward to have some new 'jammies and having two pairs to choose from will be nice.

What are you working on?

1 comment:

  1. Good for you to make some 'me' time, that is something we could all do with more of :-)

    Yesterday I cut out a simple A line skirt and plan to make it up this weekend - not a fabric I absolutely love but I still can't quite get my head round using my fav pieces when I know I will lose weight and they won't fit me anymore!!

    Pj's are a great quick but useful garment to make with your limited time.