I decided I shall reinstate the sewing rota again this year. It means I get to sew a wide variety of garments and everyone gets something nice.
It also puts a bit more onus back on the recipients to chose what they would like made and have the pattern and fabric ready to go. I will sew pjs or t-shirt and trackies as a default.
I sent out a group text advising the Fab Five of the status quo.
I sewed the shoulders and side seams and then used Lidia as a living mannequin to shape the neckline.As the pattern printed as a flat front and back I decided to cut it in half and alter one side but keep the original design as well.The pattern advised you to turn and hem the neck and arm openings but I decided to try out my cover-stitch and self bind them.
Her last pair are still on heavy rotation.
So I decided to draft a full facing for the tie. I sewed it to each front leg before sewing the two fronts together.