Tuesday, January 11, 2011

sleep pants for the Hubby!

On to the sleep pants.  While browsing JoAnn Fabrics, I found a remnant of Buffalo Bills fleece.  I knew it may not be enough for a full pair of pants, but my hubby doesn't mind wearing different things around the house.  I got the pattern for these sleep pants, with pockets, from McCalls.  I made the front of the pants with the Bills fleece, and the back of the pants with a coordinating blue fleece.  The results were great, and I only paid $8.50 for the fleece!!  This was my second experience with making pants, and I remembered to pay close attention to the front and back pannels, as I had to do a lot of ripping on my first pair of pants.  (Somehow I managed to sew a front pannel to a front pannel on the left side of the pants and a back pannel to a back pannel on the right side of the pants!)  Anyways, Jimmy loves the pants and the pockets turned out fantastic. 

A Simple Apron

It has been really busy at the Huzl house since the new year.  I did, however, find some time to make four aprons and sleep pants.  First, the apron.  You won't believe that I found the material at Walmart.  I really liked the way the brown border matched the print.  I found this simple apron pattern  at Auntie's Attic in Niagara Falls, NY.  It's across from the Outlet Malls.  First and foremost, I washed the fabric and ironed it without starch or steam.  Then, I measured and cut all the material.  The longest part of the project was making the straps.  I personally like to use a dowl to invert the fabric, and then iron it down to keep its form.  Once all of the pieces are ready, It took literally 15 minutes to sew it together.