Merry Christmas

Since it’s after midnight, allow me to open by saying Merry Christmas to all. Or happy holidays if Christmas isn’t your thing.

Yesterday was a surprisingly successful day, I managed to finish hubbys last minute present and throw together a shirt for myself.

Here’s hubbys present, a Men’s Henley by Patterns for pirates. Gracie is my little pattern weight, and for once was actually in the right spot to make it work. That is until she moved and was right in my cutting path. Jack is my art director and thus felt the need to supervise the photo shoot, as well as making sure the folded shirt didn’t run away. What can I say? They’re both excellent at what they do.

Surprisingly I was allowed to work on my own shirt unsupervised, and mine was the challenge.

Here she is in all her glory, another Agnes by Halla Patterns. I have no idea what the fabric is, it came in my monthly bee box and I haven’t gotten the card with fabric content and pattern suggestion yet. It’s some sort of velvet obviously, but beyond that I’m clueless.

Honestly it was a bit of a pain to work with, it gripped itself too well and was too slippery all at once. The sleeves in particular were challenging, slipping and sliding but not wanting to move where I wanted them to be.

I seemed to always be hanging over too much, or have more sleeve than hole or vice versa. Then the edges didn’t line up, which made hemming a challenge. But it is done, and only took about an hour and a half from start to finish.

On to Christmas Day, largest family gathering of them all. May everyone’s day be happy, and your presents be finished.

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