Everyone else seems to have been putting up Christmas trees this weekend just gone. I've been sewing up t-shirts for the boys, in a frenzy of activity! They now have matching penguin ts to wear to tomorrow's Christmas party at toddler group. I've also done a train version for Oscar. Poor Felix is a bit left out but he doesn't know or care. My fake layered sleeves are looking better than ever so I'm pleased in general- but my necks are a bit on the saggy side and I'm still working on why.
I've got a list of bits I need to get sewn up before Christmas now.
1. A Bimaa top for a friend's little girl. I have a gorgeous candy-print jersey in funky colours I hope she'll love. She's an artist so the pressure's on to make something really fab!
2. Another Dolman T-shirt. For a little boy of some good friends of ours. It's going to be Viking print and amazing.
3 and 4. One each of both of the above for Oscar as a Christmas present. I have a half metre of pretzel-print jersey and he's mad about pretzels. So I'm going to do a short-sleeved Tee (so he can wear it when we go to Austria to eat pretzels next summer!) plus a long-sleeved bimaa to go underneath- green with pretzel cuffs- so it can be layered for winter wear too.
So far things are not going so well. I have cut out one measly garment and cut my finger with my rotary cutter. I bloody hate cutting out. Determined to get everything cut out first- then the sewing can be my reward!