A few pics of what I’ve been sewing. Mainly gifts:
WOW! I won the Comox giveaway! So excited! I cam see more underpants in my future (IYKWIM!)
Her entry was chosen at random by gathering all entries (both through email and through comments on the sew-along posts), using a random number generator, and then counting down the list of entries. People who submitted multiple pairs of Comox Trunks were only counted once. Here’s proof of the randomness in case you need it! :P:
I wish I could have given a prize to everyone as Matt and I were really pleased with how many entries there were and how enthusiastic you all were about the contest! Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a parade of the Comox Trunks you submitted! The numbers correspond to links provided in a list at the bottom:
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I followed this great tutorial to copy a pair of leggings for my daughter. Wow, how come it’s taken this long to discover twin needle magic?!
I had a go at drafting my own leggings. I followed this tutorial here one little minute draft your own leggings.
The one thing I found was that the knee was a bit tight, and around calves. I have wide calves, and this drafted pattern didn’t allow for that. But it was a very good fit around the bum (which also a bit wide!)
Then I bought the custom fit Espresso leggings sewing pattern. Honestly, I could have just adjusted the drafted pattern I had, but there’s something comforting about the Espresso instructions and I love the way you fill in the dots on this innovative pattern.
I learnt from my own draft to allow a measurement for my calves and I lengthened the pattern by 2″.
Now I have a great fit. I’ve made 2 pairs for myself. And I can see a few more on the horizon (cycling short, 3/4 length etc).
I made both my pair and my daughters with the sewing machine. I can imagine that making them on the serger would take no time at all!
I never make anything for my husband. So I’ve added this to my to do list (ordered my elastic aready):
I’ve made up the schedule for the Comox Trunks Sew-Along and also a page on our blog side bar where you will be able to access all the posts indefinitely. Even though the Comox Trunks take very little time to sew, I’ve stretched out the posts to include no more than half an hour of sewing per post so that new or busy sewers won’t be intimidated. I hope these dates work for you and that you are looking forward to joining us!
- April 4th: Choosing your fabric and elastic
- April 6th: Picking a size and ideas for customizing (lengthen the legs, enlarge the front cup, create narrower legs, or remove the right exit fly)
- April 8th: Cutting out your fabric and preparing your machine
- April 1oth: Sewing the trunks front
- April 12th: Sewing the trunks back
- April 14th: Hemming the trunks
- April 16th: Attaching the elastic waistband (or adding…
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I love this idea, had to reblog as I’m planning a quillow now for the children. What a great camping quilt for our summer hols.
Check out Amy’s original blog. Lots of lovely projects.
This weekend saw a lot of time dedicated to making a Quillow. Possibly one of the greatest things ever to be invented, a quilt that folds into a pillow (I know right? It’s amazing I tell you) is the most snuggly and treasured gift to give. Each one is a labour of love, but are so darn worth it. We call the ones in our house the ‘sleep makers’ because they are impossible to stay awake under… Impossible.
Since then I’ve branched out and tried other quilt top patterns. If you stick with a square block top pattern you can use the above tutorial no-sweat. If you’re trying something different, then just sewing a pocket on the back and lining one side with polar-fleece…
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Claiming my blog with Bloglovin. Although on my iphone I do prefer Feedly. I have so many blogs I want to follow, and need to be able to see the categories I have put them in, the Feedly app lets me do that.