Christmas Jammies and a FREE pattern for FMA


So, my kids needed some Christmas jammies.... because... you know.... it's almost Christmas? and I like to make projects for myself as any good sewist does?? Or maybe I just wanted to sew and needed a deadline ???

Any way you slice it - I made PAJAMA'S!!!! and The pattern is one sale this week! AND AND AND  - I have a freeee pattern for you!!! The "Beary Christmas" free motion applique pattern you see on the front's here! 


Ok. Let's talk pattern. As you know I'm a super picky person when it comes to pattern testing and what I post on here, so as is no surprise I'm sure - this is another Little Lizard King pattern. 


The Northern Lights Pajama Set includes:
- sizes 12 months - 12 years
- designed for knit
- knee or ankle length gown with optional hem/bodice ruffles
- simple top or gathered top with optional hem/bodice ruffles
- fitted or gathered sleeves offered in long and short lengths
- shorts/pants with optional hem ruffle


As you can see I did the gown option (no ruffle because I'm lazy! which all you regular readers know by now), and the plain pj top and pants! My kids of course wanted to each have new jammies.. but one likes gowns and one top and bottoms, and I'm HAPPY to see a pattern with both - because who wants to spend MORE $$$$ at Christmas time??? NOT ME! and if you don't either - this pattern is double duty and helps the pattern budget with all the options!


I used knit fabric from truenorthfabrics.ca (yep - even the sparkle background is fabric from there...)

The jammies both sewed up fast as can be, and super cute, as you can see. As usual - I enjoyed LLK's directions and felt they were laid out very clearly , which is sometimes a challenge in multi optional patterns; and the fit is as per the measurements guide. 


Want the FREE free motion applique pattern? Head on over to my facebook group! I uploaded it there as I find that the easiest right now. But, I'm open to hearing thoughts on other ways to do free patterns as well :) 

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Free pattern for Hoop Art!



I did a FREE pattern and tutorial for Fleece for Fun! Click on over to check it out!

Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan




Gosh I love this pattern. Flowy and comfy, but nice fitted sleeves - because when it is cold you do NOT want drafty sleeves!

I made mine out of cotton lycra! I am thinking of maybe trying a french terry one next in a bit longer length... Perfect for wearing with tights and then adding 5 layers of cardigans and sweaters and wearable blankets over... #Ihatewinter.... 


The pattern itself is a quick sew - and that bottom ruffle is a light gather so you won't want to murder someone by the end of it! Great directions as well to the pattern, so if you are a beginner this is a great place to start with knits!

I got this fabric from https://www.truenorthfabrics.ca/ and I think it is a lovely weight and the colours and fabric print are great! It has survived many washes already without any fading!

Just in time for #chalkandnotchturns2 - with which this is my sew to celebrate!


Gift Giving Season is here! Wrap up in STYLE!



I love a FAST sew - as you all know...  and when sewing up a bag to wrap presents in is faster and less frustrating than wrapping - I'm all in!!! (how do you really wrap wine bottles anyways??)

I made the Pluton and the Mercure from the Bento option of the new Jalie Galaxie1 pattern set.  



As you can see by the pictures - LOADS of options! 
3 Bento style options from small to a tall bag, a box pouch, 2 sizes of drawstring bags, and 2 sizes of tote bags!

AND ON SALE! 

SPECIAL LAUNCH / BLACK FRIDAY COUPON : Save 50% on the new GALAXIE 1 pattern, with coupon code 50OFF2017, valid from November 24th, 00:01 Eastern Time to Nov. 27 23:59 Eastern Time. This pattern will be available in pdf ONLY

Perfect for quick kid gifts, teacher gifts, and making that bottle of wine look a little classy on your countertop!

The pouches are so perfectly adorable with little box corners - that are super easy to do and no measuring involved! 


I'll be over here making a half a dozen more for all the small gifts to give! I think the small one will fit half a dozen cookies nicely and a pouch of hot chocolate mix.. that is a good neighbour gift - right?









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