Friday, February 19, 2010

Good Mail Day

Friday's are kid-free and normally packed with work + getting things done around home that are just near-impossible with little people who pull things out of cupboards quicker than I can get them in.

Today I attacked their wardrobes and took out all the clothes that don't fit. Pants that have become knickerbockers, t-shirts that show midrifts, and short-shorts. Now that's done it's time to build up a wardrobe for the coming colder days which I plan on mainly sewing instead of buying and just in time some new patterns arrived from the US...

Oliver & S School Days Jacket pattern for Liam, which I'm planning on getting my hands on some luxurious wool-cashmere fabric to make a super-sweet jacket
And a version for Bella in wool-cashmere. Probably the only pattern I have that I can use for both kids! I want to make them the raincoat version too if I can get some laminated cotton, but I'll attempt the proper jacket before I do that!


And a pattern to make some winter PJs for Bella using the Sandi Henderson flannel

5 comments:

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Perfect timing! I do miss coats and boots and long flannel nighties. Looks like so busy time ahead for you and your machine xox

Gilly said...

Ohhh I have some beautiful red wool from my last trip to Melbourne to use this winter...just now have to find the best pattern. Which view are you doing in the jammies?

Karin said...

Those coats look so adorable. I bet they will be gorgeous in a nice wool. I can't wait to see your versions!

(And now I realize I should be starting to think about summer coats for my little ones. Didn't occur to me before, but I better start working on those!)

sweet limes said...

You've got to love patterns you can really use for both kids! Combine that with mail and it's a perfect combo! I love getting mail.

Kate said...

Love those patterns - I have an Oliver and S jacket I must make this winter.