Elf meets Japanese Craft Book
I have made a few things from Japanese Craft books in the past with success. My one HUGE failure was a dress for myself, but children’s clothes seem to work well. Good thing, because that’s what I tackled tonight. One of my daughter’s wishlist items was this skirt she tabbed in my Girly Style Wardrobe book.
I had picked up some fabric at the used fabric store near here a couple weeks ago (this store, run by to benefit a local senior center, is a recent discovery for me, and wishing I would have found it years ago), but wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it, although I knew I wanted to use it for my daughter; it turned out to be a wonderful match for this simple skirt.
I also made another nightgown for my girl. She is out-growing all the ones I made about a year ago, and so I pulled out my favorite nightgown pattern, Simplicity 4767, and cut it one size larger. Usually I do the elastic in the middle part to create a peasant blouse type of top, but left it off this time. I also made it a bit longer than usual to give her some more grow room in this one, and to accent this great flannel with a border I’ve had tucked away for a couple years.
All in all– a very successful sewing night. I’d like to whip up a couple pairs of jammie pants for me, my son, and my daughter, as well as a matching blouse for the skirt, but time is running short, and I’m not sure I will get to it before Christmas morning. I could start a new tradition and give jammies for New Year’s Eve. Yes. That just might do.
Of course that means I’ll be back at these machines next week too.