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Rainbows

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It’s been a mixed bag of weather this week. We’ve had rain, sun, and both at the same time, hence the rainbow. The heat peaked in the high 30s and dropped again. Tonight we have high winds.

There have been rainbows in my sewing room too.

This fleece dress, pj pants and slippers are from a McCall’s pattern. I made a sweater with cowl neck from the same pattern about a year ago and this time I decided to make this bright combo for the June Pride display at work.

Here it is in place with some rainbow fabric and feather boas. I had two days off so made the pants and slippers on Day 1 and the dress on Day 2. I used my walking foot and a Schmetz Microtex needle (for those interested) along with a zigzag stitch for the seams and the fleece sewed up beautifully.

My other small finished object is this ice cream pint cosy. It’s from a blog called kathysewsclothes.wordpress.com. It’s pretty easy except for turning it through the small gap and topstitching, which was a bit of a struggle. I guess I need to buy some (vegan) ice cream now to test it out. Even if I don’t use it for ice cream, I’m sure I could find another use for it. It would probably make a good plant pot cosy too!

It’s a work weekend for me and four days of work in a row, so not much happening in the evenings except for eating, Netflix and vegging! We have inventory time coming up at work and we’re already deep into the preparation, attaching tags to the fabrics for weighing day.

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Pillows – lots of them

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We’re hosting a teen potluck here on the weekend and I’m hoping that we will all be gathering in my not-so-big living room for some good food, fun and games. Rather than borrow a bunch of extra chairs, we have invested in half a dozen body pillows (20 X 46″) and I ran up some pillowcases for them tonight. It didn’t take long, and the cool thing was that it used up my Hello Kitty and flowery stash that I brought home from work as remnants. Once this event is over, I’d love to turn our family room into a comfy place to hang out, so I’ll be looking at ways to make it look less stark in there. These pillows will be a good start. 

The top pillow (pink Hello Kitty) is not as well-covered as the others as I was limited by what I had. 

  

Hello Kitty pyjamas

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Hello Kitty fleece

Hello Kitty fleece

Pattern tracing paper

Pattern tracing paper

Weekend Sewing

Weekend Sewing

Finished pyjamas

Finished pyjamas

This is a book I bought recently, as I found it at the library and liked it enough to invest in it. I pulled out the Burda pattern tracing paper that I bought on sale at work some time ago and the three metres of blue Hello Kitty fabric, also bought on sale (I think it was buy one metre, get two free)!

I made the largest size and the pyjama pants just fit with a small amount of positive ease. I was hoping for more roominess but if I make more I can use my current fleece pyjama pants as a pattern instead. This was project #2 today.