It’s Christmas in July for the whole family

Some of you know that I plan my sewing way ahead, but one area that I totally let slip is Christmas sewing. Usually it’s the week before when I think about making something and quickly talk myself out of it as being way too late to take on more of anything.

Not this year though.

As a Sewing Portfolios Ambassador I was given the opprotunity to receive some of the Nutcracker line from Michael Miller fabrics. With little Christmas sewing experience, I admit I didn’t know what I was going to do to show case them. My husband suggested I make pj bottoms for the whole family (not realizing he’d have to be in the pictures) and I ran with it.

If you’ve sewn with quality quilting cottons before, than you know what to expect from Michael Miller; a high density thread count, soft hand, and easy to press and sew. The Ornaments and Mini Overature fabrics have a gold metalic print that I’m so impressed with. After sewing, pressing, and several washings the metalic is still looking great. After disappointing results with other metalic fabrics, this was a pleasant surprise.

In making my little guy’s pants I made a rookie mistake, but the fix ended up making them even cuter. Here’s what happened. I pulled out my Maxi pants pattern, but forgot that I was using the pattern pieces for the knit with negative ease not the woven version. To fix the crazy small pair of pants I made, I inserted a side stripe in hopes at redeaming the project and to mimic the look of the toy solders printed on the fabric.

I have a little bit of each fabric left over to make something else. I have my eye on making some numbered drawstring bags to count down the days to Christmas. Here’s hoping I don’t forget until the week before Christmas.

Patterns: The little guy is wearing the Maxi pants from Zirestoff Patterns, hubby is in S1605 view D, I’m wearing the Comfy Cozy Pajama shorts from Laela Jeyne.

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8 thoughts on “It’s Christmas in July for the whole family

  1. I love these, and I never never would have guessed the red striped on the side of his pants was a mistake! I thought it was so clever and mimicked the toy soldiers perfectly!

    Perhaps we can set a goal together to do our second projects with the rest of our fabric – hopefully before Thanksgiving, right?? 😉

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    1. Linnea, Yes!-I need someone to hold me to finally making my Christmas countdown project. I’ve put it in my schedule to get done before Thanksgiving. You’ll hear from me in Nov to see what you’ve done.


  2. Awesome job! These are just so fun!! And they love very comfy. I must agree, I’m not disappointed with the metallics at all, even on the knits its stayed on nice and true after many washes.

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