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Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Presents, Round 2: the wearables

Well, I took a sort of break from blogging (went to visit my dad's side of the family in Ohio for a week) without getting around to showing the rest of my Christmas goodies.

This vest I made for my dad. I was quite pleased with both the notched collar and the welt pockets, which were both new techniques for me.

For my brother-in-law and nephew, I made matching shirts in a motocross fabric. My sister told me that Jonathan likes for them to match sometimes. The adult shirt is modeled here by the ever-patient Brandon, who is not only the model, but also the stand-in fitting dummy, for all male garments made in the house.

In other news, I am giving my sewing machine a well-deserved break and sending it to the sewing machine spa (i.e. the Sears repair center). Knowing I have nothing to sew with gives me this awful urge to sew things now.


sewducky said...

Ooo nice vest, those welts are great! And I love the shirts, they all look great! I may send my boy to you when he wants another terrible Hawaiian shirt next time.

Fitting Dummy said...

Somehow I think you were smiling when you typed, "fitting dummy"......

Gwen said...

Beautiful vest! Great job on the collar & pockets! Small world - I went to Ohio for Christmas too, AND I just took my sewing machine to the Sears repair shop today! :)