Last week I bought some of the City Weekend knit by Oliver S for Moda at Sewtropolis, a local sewing studio. I used Kwik Sew pattern 3234 and sewed up this pair of long sleeve knit pjs for my oldest. This is one of my favorite go to patterns and they turned out great... (so soft that I'm a bit jealous they are not for me!)
On to the party though... my mother in law is tackling a huge mountain of flannel for Christmas gifts and I will be sewing away on pjs here so I thought surely there are some of you out there working on a few gifts also and that it would be fun to do together. So on Monday, December 6th I will post what will be the final of several pj posts and have a Mr. Linky/link up so we can all share our projects. (Pajamas, robes, slippers, anything of that nature!) This way those of us that have some Christmas or otherwise pjs to sew have a bit of deadline & get to do it together and our little party will be early enough that maybe we will give the rest of you some ideas for last minute Christmas gifts?! (Those of you without blogs can play along too...just link up to a photo in Flickr if you like!)
Here is a button if you'd like to share what you are up to on your blog (code is on the right also):
And of course any fun party should have prizes!? One participant from our December 6th Party will be chosen by RNG to receive:
And if you are in need of supplies for the party, check out Sewtropolis' shop. Nikol is offering free shipping from her Etsy store for anyone playing along. Just convo her that you learned about her store here and she'll adjust your total. If you are in the Minneapolis area, and go into the store and do the same, she'll give you 10% off.
Nikol carries the City Weekend knits that I purchased (so soft) and Kwik Sew patterns to go with them AND she also carries the Oliver & S pj pattern and several flannel & woven fabrics that would work well with it. (I don't know of any other online retailer that has ALL of these items so that is why I contacted Nikol to she if she wanted to sponsor the party.) If you are in the Minneapolis metro area, check out Nikols class listings, she teaches several adult and kids classes, including pajama bottoms. So if you are a quilter and hesitant to jump into clothing projects, she can get to started correctly...and if you have an older child, maybe you can get them to sew their own!
Next up, I'll be trying to make a lettuce edge on some knit pj pants that I've started for myself! Leave me comment to let me know if you'll be playing along (the more the merrier) or I spying our party for future ideas!