Do you hear that ticking? It's the slow countdown of crafting days left until Christmas. AHHHHHHHHHH!!! Someone hold me and maybe contact the sewing birds and mice from Cinderella. Do they knit too cause I got all the female members of my family hooked on hand knit socks. I'm afraid of what might happen during Christmas dinner if they all go into sock withdraw.
No really, I have a list and it seems completely doable....as long has Des doesn't bring some some mutated cold germs that lay me up for a month. Now that I've said that it will totally happen.
Luckily for you guys most of the Christmas sewing doesn't need to remain secret. My sister requested all of her items and my youngest niece and nephew can't read yet. Once they can I'm just going to make them giant pink bunny suits like the one in "A Christmas Story," then laugh at the photos on social media. Worst Aunt Ever! But enough about my future Machiavellian sewing plans, let's talk about this years list.
1. Peek-a-Boo Patterns Alex & Anna Winter PJ's
Made these for Des earlier this year and loved how RTW the finished PJ's are. Plus it gave me an excuse to buy more yummy Lillestoff prints from Kitchsy Coo. It's the Mercedes of cotton knits!
2. Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless
Cause PJ's and PJ eaters go together like peas and carrots! They are so cute that I want to sew them and hug them and then feed them PJ's....NOM, NOM, NOM! Also I want one for me, cause reasons.
3. Lady Skater Dresses for my sister
My sister enjoyed the "Summer of Dresses" and put in a request for some of the knit dress patterns. The Lady Skater went to the top of the list since it's easily adaptable for all seasons. I mocked up this one for her to check the sizing.
4. Ottobre Peacoat also for my sister
So my sister bought me an iPad for my birthday, which I love almost as much as my own child. She pretty much has a ticket to ask for as much custom clothing as she wishes. Right now she's reading this, tenting her fingers, and saying "Excellent."
Since she was eyeing a peacoat style coat last year, I'm going to use this Ottobre pattern from Issue Autumn/Winter 5/2010.
Now I'd better get sewing, Christmas waits for no woman.