Friday, October 12, 2012

Sew much fun

My vacation week is winding down, and no vacation is complete with out a little road trip to visit my best friend, Samantha.While she lives just under an hour away, our busy lives keep us from getting together more than just a few times each year.

Today, we had a plan. Samantha is a novice sewer, and really wanted to advance from basic bags and curtains, and tackle something from a pattern, but she wasn't quite comfortable doing it on her own. She mentioned that she'd love to make pajama pants for her kids and husband, and I agreed that they'd be the perfect pattern to learn on.

Our day began with lunch (in exchange for the Pumpkin tarts I baked her)
and a fabulous drive down to Lens Mills in Port Dover. I really should have taken some pictures - the fall foliage is amazing, but we were too busy chatting.

When we got back, it was time to get to work

And, in no time (even with the drama of three kids and their after-school mayhem), there was a finished pair of pajama pants.
And they fit perfect!

She's on her own for the next pair, but she'll do fine. She's a natural! Now I need to haul out my machine - I'm in need of some jammies too!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh yes, those are perfect! Looks like she's pretty pleased with them too :)

Anonymous said...

Cute -- the jammie pants and the jammie pants model.

Oh and those pumpkin tarts????? One question. Any left for me?

Araignee said...

Those tarts look amazing.

Delusional Knitter said...

Very Cool!

Monika said...

Love the pants, and the tarts look delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your help (and for the tarts!!) I polished off a pair of pj pants for both the boys today too! YAY! Takes me just a little over an hour to do a pair. I used size 8 for Owen and just made it a little bit wider and a little bit longer. PERFECT. Just like we thought . :)