Friday, February 22, 2013

Out with the Old Fabric Challenge!

 For the New Year, our local modern quild had an out with the old (fabric), in with the new challenge.  I wasn't at the January reveal as that night we were hosting a birthday sleepover for my now 11 year old... I actually didn't start my project until after that but in pursuit of a smaller stash and shorter UFO list this was a needed challenge.

I had some flannel my mom gave me...actually leftovers from pjs from when I was a kid.  These pieces were turned into the two pair of pj pants above for my oldest son.  The plaid pants were made with Burda 9747 in a size 11 and were pretty true to ready to wear sizes, but the striped pants made with Butterick 5153 in a size 10-12 probably won't fit him until he's 13!

Then I moved on to some embarrassingly old UFOs.  Before my youngest son was born (back when I sewed in our unfinished basement) I cut out navy knit pjs for my oldest son and my husband (above) along with another pair of flannel pj pants (below).  These are all now complete and my 6 year old is wearing the pjs I cut out before he was born?!   Certainly not exciting projects, but yeah! for stash and UFO busting!

 And here is a peek at my current WIP... piecing together some Woolies flannel blocks from a few years ago.

And of course the inspiration for all these flannel projects is snow and a cold Midwest winter that is lasting far too long... Hope you have a warm & relaxing weekend wherever you are!


Sara said...

All of my family is in WI so I know what you mean about the cold blistery weather:) I adore that woolie flannel top and good for you in getting some projects accomplished!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great finishes Karen. Look pretty snowy at your house. We are luckily still in FL where it is warm and sunny.

Needled Mom said...

There is nothing like the comfort that flannel provides on a cold winter's day either. Great projects.