Oh boy have I been sewing this week?! And I've been loving it! During the weekday, while the kids were at school, I knocked out 6 pram liners (all custom orders), which was no mean feat in itself. So when the weekend rolled around I was determined to make it all fun/personal/selfish sewing.
Can you guess what this is?
Here is another clue.
The velour transfer came from the bargain bin at Spotlight.
Yeap... Psycho bright PJ's for George. This is an Ottobre pattern. Its the Night owl PJ/Long John set from Otto 6/2009. The top is pattern number 34 and the pants are number 35. I made the size 116 for George, who is smack on that height. They are a perfect fit with a couple inches grown room in the arms and legs.
Ok... for the fabric. I used some whacko character print from Textile Traders. It was cheap and really not very good quality, but I thought it was fun so I bought some anyway. I'm pretty sure all the faces are rip offs of TV/Book characters- but not exact copies as that would breach copyright ya know? I can see Woody and Sponge bob square pants. The green knit is also another thin and cheap jersey from somewhere (I forget). The black stripe is a Michael Miller knit (lovely quality) and the red rib is just that, a red ribbing.
Making up the PJ's was so quick and easy with the overlocker/coverpro combo that I decided to make another pair. This time I used a thrifted mens t-shirt (the grey green stripe). I am bummed that I forgot to match up the stripes at the sleeves. Grrrr I hate it when I rush the cutting out stage and forget to match stripes!
The skull and crossbones fabric came from Spotlight this season *I think*. Again its not fabulous quality but sometimes you just cant turn down an interesting print.
The t-shirt I cut down had short sleeves so I reused the sleeve hems and added pirate fabric to make it into a long-sleeve PJ top.
The blue ribbing was stash busted, but I would have got it at Textile Traders or Spotlight.
I've made a couple of things for Elizabeth's birthday, but I will wait to blog about those so I can get some modelled photo's. I am also working on a few items for me.