This is the time of year when I want to sew ALL the pajamas! Flannel and fleece are both on sale and our family has already seen the first snow flurries of the season outside our windows. I know other people are also thinking about sewing up Christmas pajamas for their families, and I got thinking 'Hey, wouldn't it be great if someone made a huge list of PJ patterns so people could browse through to find the perfect one?' Then I realized... I'm someone! I already had a pretty big list of pattern options I liked for my own family, all I needed to do was organize it and find more. So... the pajama pattern hunt began...
My list grew from big... to huge... to EPIC! In this post, you will find over 80 patterns for the whole family in every style and fabric you could hope for! Pajama party time!
Sometimes, it's just a simple change that makes a design feel completely new. That's exactly how I feel about the latest addition to the Pollywoggles Pattern Collection!
It can't be a surprise to many of you that I love woven fabrics. I love the stability and precision. While my heart is easily captured by bright cottons and yarn-dyed linens, there are some things that are just more comfortable and casual when made with a stretchy knit instead. Sleeves, for example. Which brings me to the most exciting new feature of the newly updated Gaspe pattern... a faux-layered knit long sleeve!
For our family, summer begins the first time we hit the beach! Near to our home is a beautiful lake with clean water and a sandy bottom, perfect for swimming. The shoreline weaves and curves against rocky outcrops and shallow inlets and calls us to grab our paddles and kayaks to go exploring. My kids have been swimming pretty much since they've been walking. Their love for water also includes pools and water parks, and splash pads are always a hit! Water means PLAY. And with all the many water activities out there, I really wanted to design a swimsuit for those kids that can spend the day at the beach and still ask for more! With that in mind, let me introduce you to Nahanni.
There are some patterns that fuse together the perfect mix of style and simplicity. These are the ones that you can make over and over again and every time you do you say to yourself "this one is my favorite one ever"... until the next one! The pattern that I am showing you today is one of those patterns.
Ah, the wonders of bias tape! Perfectly coordinated clean edges flowing smoothly around curves and adding that perfect finished touch. What is it that makes bias tape such an ideal alternative to a turned hem, and how can you make your own so that it is truly a perfect pairing with your project? Read on, my sewing friend, because homemade bias tape may just become one of your new favorite things!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
Just for Fun...