Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed wonderful festive breaks, and are excited for a 2016 filled with all sorts of crafty adventures… I for one am hugely hyped – because after a quiet 2015 this is going to be a year of BIG adventures for me, many of which I hope to share here!
But first things first – as mentioned in my last post I spent a good part of the most wonderful time of the year knee-deep in Christmas craft. Whilst this is nothing new for me, it was the first year I went all uber-ambitious and made ‘proper’ clothes for people, as opposed to knitted woollies, knitted woollies and more knitted woollies. And so my marvellous mother was the recipient of a handmade nightgown, adapted from Closet Case Files Carolyn Pyjamas. Eh, voila!
My mum has a particular love for blue and white china and chinoiserie (although this probably isn’t the only reason she married my Chinese dad…), and so this delicate brushed cotton I picked up in John Lewis was just the perfect choice for her. Adapting the Carolyn pyjama top into a nightdress was the easiest thing – I simply extended it by 9″ directly from the original hemline, continuing the slight flaring and then redrawing the bottom curve. I hadn’t made any Closet Case Files patterns before, but Carolyn was an absolute breeze – and goshdarnit but things work up fast without darts and shaping!
Unfortunately a nightgown isn’t really the sort of thing one can persuade a respectable mother to prance about in for blog purposes, so we’ll have to make do with just these few photos…
Stay tuned for more gifted makes (hehe!), and in the meantime steer clear of the January blues! x