Monday, May 28, 2012

Pencil Roll & PJs

One of K*'s little friends had a birthday party on Friday afternoon, so I whipped these up during the week as a gift. 
A pencil roll using one of my favorite fabric lines for cute girly stuff, Hoo's in the Forest by Riley Blake. I timed myself this time when making the pencil roll, from getting the fabric out and cutting it to finishing stitching the last pencil "pocket" line, just over an hour.
And a pair of pjs using the Oliver + S bedtime story top and New Look 6746 for the bottoms.  The flower fabric is Tea Party by David Walker for Free Spirit.  I already had the pink polka dots in my stash, I think I bought it at Jo Ann's last year in the nursery print area.   I did a snap on the inside of the pj top and a cute heart button on the outside, rather than the ties called for in the pattern. 
I also made a pair of pjs for K* out of the exact same fabrics. And not to pat myself on the back or anything, but as I was making the two pairs of pjs, no unpicking needed until the very end on a button hole that just didn't turn out right due to some fabric bulk.  It felt really good to not mess up.  I'll post K*'s pjs later as I also made her another pair with a tee shirt I need to finish deciding on an applique for.