I got back to sewing in December and made a bunch of presents for people for Christmas. I did manage to make one thing for myself before the year ended, but I will post about that another day.
My mom got a dark purple bamboo knit Cashmerette Concord T:
I made her one for her birthday last year and she really liked it.
I made a bunch of pj pants and shorts using the free pj pants pattern from 5 out of 4 patterns.
The top two were made for two of my friends that I work with. The bottom two are for my stepkids. The pants all have pockets in them and every time I pointed that out the recipient was pretty excited about it!
I have plans to use up all the flannel I’ve been hoarding for myself for this and try out the pattern. If I used up my flannel, I’d clear off a shelf and get the surplus into my cabinet. Most of the surplus is fleece leftover from the next project so if I make some fleece tops then that is cleared, too! Plans to get my stash down by 10% are underway.
The next project was all self-drafted. And by drafted, I don’t mean to claim any professional skills, but that I eyeballed most things and made guesses and luckily it all worked out!
First up, I made three mermaid tail blankets!
They are super cute. Two are adult size for my niece and sister and the one is a bit shorter for my youngest niece.
I made shark tail blankets for my nephew and brother in law:
These are probably my favourite out of the lot. Those teeth make me giggle!
Finally, I made a Cashmerette Turner dress for my friend and couldn’t resist trying it on:
It’s made with some lovely medium-weight knit that a friend gifted me. The colour and print looks great on my friend. It’s all coffee colours and was originally going to be a Gilmore Girls related gift with a Luke’s Diner brooch made by me, but I never got around to it. So she has to wait for that part of the gift. She sent me a pic of her wearing it for her birthday and Christmas Day and I was over the moon with happiness. She looked amazing.
That’s it for what I made for Christmas presents this year. My husband missed out on the handmade gifts this year sadly, but I tried to remind him that he got two wicked Star Trek uniforms earlier this year!
Did you make any handmade gifts this year?