Coming to Alabama meant that I had to leave ALL of my sewing supplies at home. As I walked out of our house, I could hear my sewing machine crying. 😦
When we arrived in Mobile, Adam found a bargain of a machine online and bought it for me on the understanding that I made him some pyjamas! Good deal!
We found the local fabric store and it was AMAZING! There isn’t just a couple of isles of fabric…..there is a full row of fabric isles at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft!!! I got some essentials; pins, scissors, cutting mat etc and bought a range of fabric without going overboard.
Adam chose the Mexican Day of the Dead fabric for his pyjamas. We also bought a pattern packet so that I could have a go at using a proper pattern, something that I have never really done before!
The pattern was pretty straight forward to use but I found it tricky cutting the material to the size I needed without cutting the larger sizes off. I want to use this pattern in the future so I would prefer all the sizes to be available.
I was astounded when I found out that my new machine stitched complete button holes on its own. But I was then disappointed when I accidentally sliced through one of the button holes as I had missed the stopping pin….gggrrr!
Anyway, here they are!
I love them and might even make myself a pair!
I then stumbled across a 50% discount on Jo-Ann’s online store. I really liked the fabric but wanted to look at the prints physically too, so I headed up to the store and they were GORGEOUS!!! At $2.49 for a yard I just couldn’t resist!