Saturday, 5 May 2012

Plaid puzzle+MMM12 day 5

This new pair of DH's pjs pants was made using Simplicity 2503. He suited the medium size better than I did.
The fly front is a copy of a Peter Alexander pair he has.
The fly front button opening is covered so you can't see the buttonhole and button when worn.

I did have a lovely blue and white silky ribbon to use for the waist cord but I decided (with DH's approval) to use a plainer waistband cord. He was stoked with this choice.
I cut each leg piece separately so I could get the stripes to match. The pocket on the other hand matches across the body only, as you can plainly see.
The seams are overlocked and the hems have a Coverpro 3-thread finish.
DH is again a happy customer.

And here are today's MMM'12 pics.
Today a few of us were at the Alexandria ASG sewing session so Sharon and I did a joint MMM'12 photo shoot, courtesy of Alison.
The top is made from the left over fabric from the 5-piece column dress that I made last week in green. I have completed blue/black stripe version made of this fabric.
The jeans are Jalie 2908 made from fabric I bought at The Remnant Warehouse 2 years ago (3m for $5). Nicole who works at the store, remembered this fabric when she saw what I was wearing. 
Make sure you duck over to Sharon's page to check out her MMM'12 outfits.
So we meet here the first Saturday each month and these sessions are the ones I most look forward to because after sewing on my own, we have ongoing round-table discussions about 'serious' sewing issues all day.  
Owen (on the left) who works here has a wonderful habit of bringing a bolt of fabric to tempt the weaker ones in our group to buy fabric. There's not much you can do in these situations. By the way, Alison (on the right) is also wearing a Made-Me-May top today and the fabric was purchased from Pitt Trading (is that right Alison?).


Renata said...

I'm surprised any sewing gets done. Wouldn't miss my Saturdays there though. Great crowd. Great outfits.

Sharon said...

Great PJ'S for hubby, thank you for a great day today and agree completely with Renata.

Sue said...

What a great group you have and a fabulous place to meet - I can't believe the prices!

Alison said...

Ummm...that would be Owen on the LEFT? Unless he's turned into a fat middle aged woman. LOL.

Yes, my top is Kwik Sew 2694 and fabric from Pitt Trading. I still have some. :)

Carolyn said...

I am very impressed that you cut out PJ pants legs separately to get the plaids to match! That is attention to detail!


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