I made three presents this year — one each for my mom, daughter and husband. I also helped out with some felt holiday ornaments made for relatives. The pants I made my husband are a mouse gray fleece and didn’t photograph well. They’re made from a new fleece from Pacific Fabrics. I’m hopeful these will wear better, look more like something expensive from REI or a catalog, and form fewer pill-balls than the standard fleece that eventually looks like everyone wearing it is a Muppet creature.
The vest I made my mom was a hit. Mom says she wore it to a potluck event for the Coast Guard auxiliary where my dad volunteers. I hope she’ll find other places to wear this very unique fleece fabric with a woodland scene. I enjoyed lining it with a bright red poly woven that I’ve had in my stash, and giving it a mobile-phone pocket, neither of which features were called for in the KwikSew 3086 pattern (out of print, but similar to Kwik Sew 3172.
Soon I’ll post about the pajamas for my daughter — after they’re opened, that is. What have you sewn or made for the people in your lives? I love to hear about projects. In the meantime, happy holidays!