Last week B and I both took holiday from work, but stayed put. We were in Cambridge for the weekend, but then we just hung out at home - lived a little. It was marvelous, and I had a good amount of time to spend sewing.
Firstly, this hat out of snuggley red fleece for M. Again, it was from (an increasingly well thumbed) Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing. I hadn't realised that the fleece had one side that sewed well and one side that didn't. So, obviously I only got one of the four pieces of the hat the right way round! Ah well, there is always next time, and anyway, it looks cosy! At first, disappointingly, M wouldn't have it anywhere near him, let alone on his head, but we went for a lovely walk this evening and the hat remained in place for the entire journey... it made me very happy.
Then, after a good friend of mine directed me to this book in Oxfam, I suddenly had notions of sewing him an entire wardrobe of cute dungarees and jackets, and away I went. Now, I have never made clothes before and as a novice sewer I was a little nervous, but hey, the only way to learn is to get it wrong.
It was all going marvelously. Who couldn't get excited by a blue corduroy autumn jacket with yellow lining? In an evening, I got this far:
And this is where I am stuck. The shape seems very wrong, and as it is too big for M at the moment I am struggling to work out how the proportions are wrong. The arms are long and the jacket is short and wide. It is a very sorry sight! I will come back and conquer, though. Even if I have to start over!
And to finish, a couple of pics of the next round of bunting... as requested by Kitschen Pink! I love the mix. I can see it coming together... flags flapping in the wind. It's going to be brilliant. There's nothing I love more than bunting! And look at those all stacked up neatly. Lovely.