A couple months ago I briefly entertained the idea of sewing Damien pj/lounge pants for Christmas. I went so far as to e-mail my friend Nicola at which name? (inspiring thrifty seamstress) for pattern recommendations. I'm thankful the idea died right there. Because since that time, in the amount of time it would of taken me to half complete his pants, Damien has sewed up three clothing items for our family. My fleece yoga pants, a fleece jacket for Celine and a soft shell jacket for Laurent. Those last 2 projects are featured here.
we were recently given my deceased grandmother's machine
which is put to good use
Sewing seems to suit Damien. It's creative, yet technical; requiring precise measurements, at least for the projects he's doing. It's the precise measurements and reading instructions that are my biggest struggles with sewing clothing. He's been amazingly focused at getting these projects done, also not a strong suit of mine.
I think from now on I'll leave the major sewing up to him. I'll knit or crochet. Or how about I just take the photos of the projects he's done? This photo is of a hat I crocheted him 2 years ago and even that isn't quite right, it's a bit itchy but he puts up with it. Sure does look good on him though.
By the way, if you are interested in a giveaway for a children's outdoor wear sewing pattern you'll want to check out Damien's latest post at ADVENTUREinPROGRESS. He's giving away an extra sewing pattern we found in our drawer of patterns. This was the same pattern he used (but it's a totally new unused one) for making this wind jacket for Brienne.