Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clearing the Queue

I'm determined not to carry over anything from 2010 if I can possibly help, whilst the laundry was running today, I put together the knit (Loes Hinse) Oxford pants I cut out back on October 2....and I'm holding off on cutting out the last two pieces of the white long-sleeved camp shirt until after Jan 1!

As many times as I've made Oxfords, I've never tried them in a knit before. But, you know, there are times when you need pants that can function as sweat pants, but need to look presentable (I'm particularly thinking about days when I have to leave work, go to the chiropractor, then return to work). I ordered some poly/rayon/lycra double knit at a super duper sale price back in March for just such a purpose...glad I got 'em in the closet before the year was up. ;)

I think these will fill their intended function very well. The knit is very, very nice; I've got 2 more yards but I might make a dress...or some pants for The Flute Player (she needs some black knit pants for drama).

Now, I'm going to get through Christmas, then see if I can get that jacket muslin put together before midnight on the 31st....then I'd have a clear queue for January 1 AND a tested jacket pattern; I'd REALLY like to jump on the 'jacket a month in 2011' bandwagon.

So, Merry Christmas to all my sewing buddies! I hope your holiday is spent with people and events you love!


  1. Love your new Oxfords - comfy and cute; I think you have a winner!

  2. I think your desire to start the New Year fresh is a good one. I am trying to work my way through my own UFO sewing basket. Best Wishes for the Holidays!

  3. Good for you! You can never go wrong with a nice black pant; you'll get a lot of wear out of these.

  4. Ah they do look very comfy.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

    hmm - my word verification is 'bless' - great word today :-)

  5. Now those are multifunctional. They look fantastic!