I decided to start the year off with a bit of selfless sewing prior to getting on with my current project. A little sacrifice to the sewing gods for a year of great sewing perhaps?
First up some oven mits. I had made a few of these oven mits for Christmas presents and Ben complained as he had been asking me for a pair all year to replace the oven cloths I had made him when I first started sewing. I must say that I had reached the point with those oven cloths that they were an embarrassment and felt compelled to replace them.
The pattern is Lotta Jansdotter from her book Simple Sewing. The fabric is Melody Miller, Ruby Star Sparkle & green colourway of a fabric with writing on it for the inside including Je Vous en Prie and of course Insulbrite.
I also had an overdue baby present, so made up a pair of baby bloomers and a baby kerchief in Liberty of London Tom's Jets.
For the baby bloomers I used The perfect diaper pattern. Lotta Jansdotter has a good pattern in her baby book which I had made ages ago. I varied the pattern and attached a small waistband casing for the elastic and also used binding for the legs which I folded to the inside.
I used this tutorial from Tessuti for sewing the elastic in: http://tessuti.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/tutorial-sewing-elastic-into-waist.html'pattern'. I love a kerchief for babies, especialy little boys, they are just too cute. I used jersey (yes jersey) for the back left over from my sewing dare. This was the first time I had used jersey on the back and I love the result.. it is so soft. Perfect for a baby. This kerchief is a bit big for a baby but is easily adjustable by folding it over such as in the photo.
Sewing karma now back in the positive.. it's back to sewing for me.
What is your first project for the new year?