I know, I know… it’s halfway through January already. But I’m claiming these as 2015 because they were mostly finished in December. :)
First up, a little Star Wars goodness!
I just couldn’t resist this fabric from Knitorious Fabrics (this was my first exposure to custom knit prints other than Spoonflower… it’s very dangerous territory!) so I made some leggings for myself and PJ pants for the guy. Mine were done minus hemming in time to go see the new Star Wars on Christmas Eve. His I completed after we got home from the movie and dinner in time to wrap up for Christmas morning :)
Naturally, I used my go-to Matilda Leggings for these (unfortunately they have fully switched over to kid patterns only… which are adorable of course but it’s sad for their women’s patterns which have disappeared – so glad I downloaded all of them way back when! ;) I went with my usual adjustments (added 1/2″ to the rise and sized down on the waistband). I also doubled the waistband height so I can fold it over.
**UPDATE: Spit Up & Stilettos / Sew Loft Patterns are no longer available at the source (she switched to only selling children’s patterns under her new label Sadie + Sam) but the entire library of her women’s patterns can now be found (still for free!) at Hoopes Park Studios!**
I only had 1 yard, and the cut was a little off, so I tried to get as much length out of it as possible…and almost lined up the pattern. One leg ended up slightly longer than the other which I know I could easily fix but let’s be honest… that’s most likely not going to happen. Close enough! :)
For the PJ pants, I used the same pattern I copied from his RTW ones a couple years ago (see here and here) but tried (unsuccessfully, might I add) to adjust the fit. I took length from the top and added length to the legs but somehow they still ended up shorter than his other ones. Not sure what I did there. But I did add pockets this time (using this tutorial) so that’s a plus I guess! :)
Next up, my favorite cozy new sweater!
It’s the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June! I made this one on New Year’s Eve day… but didn’t quite finish in time for our evening festivities (a.k.a. going to my parents house to work on a puzzle!) :D. Wore it anyway, though! (<– that picture was taken immediately after I woke up from a little nap… just in time for midnight!) And then finally finished it up this morning/yesterday/it’s too late right now I really should go to bed :)
I made view E, minus the drawstring. I cut a size small and didn’t adjust the length. I did, however, omit the band on the bottom. After I attached the arm bands, I wasn’t a huge fan of how bulky the seams looked in this knit… okay for the arms but I didn’t want that look on the entire bottom seam. Instead, I serged the edge and then hand-stitched the seam up. I really like the result.
The fabric is this french terry from Cali Fabrics. I thought about using both sides for some contrast but thought I’d get more use out of it in one color. It’s such a heavy and stretchy knit it was tough to keep control of it in my serger but it came together pretty nicely other than that.
Have I said yet how cozy this thing is!? :) I originally bought this fabric to make Hudson Pants… but I’m so glad it turned into this instead!
So that’s it for 2015! Happy New Year (again!) and let’s get this 2016 party started! I have two patterns sitting on my printer… just need so spend a little time with my scissors and tape tomorrow/today and get going!
Until next time,