RNHS: Rugby Jersey Finished

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The Requested Nerdy Husband Sewing: Rugby Jersey is done! :)

And I am happy to announce that NH is most pleased with it.

Inside out detail:

You’ll have to believe me when I say it looks 100 times better on my actual husband, rather than Scarlett!

Stripe matching? Check!

I reinforced the shoulder seams with twill tape to prevent any stretching.

And here is the magnificent button placket…which wasn’t actually that difficult in the end. I just needed instructions! ;)

You may notice the lack of rubber buttons because I haven’t sourced them yet, although I think I know a store that may have something but it was closed when I last drove past it…NH is happy with standard plastic buttons for now. The jersey will have it’s first official outing for New Year’s Lunch…which will actually be the 6th, a minor detail.

The deets:

Pattern: Burda Magazine 04/2007 #130 “Men’s t-shirt” heavily altered to match existing All Blacks polo shirt

Fabric: “Rugby Jersey” Knit selected by Nerdy Husband from Moorelands in Palmerston North and white drill from the stash

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Pattern Pyramid Update

I’ve sort of been voluntarily offline these Christmas holidays but just a quick post to update you on my contribution to the Wellington Pattern Pyramid.

Hannah from Made with Hugs & Kisses has received my parcel and she chose McCall’s 6037 and has added two more patterns to keep the pyramid trucking along, including a cute kiddies outfit:

Made with Hugs & Kisses Pattern Pyramid!

If you missed out on one of the other Wellington Pattern Pyramids you should pop on over to Hannah’s blog post here and get yourself in the draw :) Good luck!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas xx

 

Happy Christmas Eve Eve

I just thought I’d quickly share what my Christmas Eve Eve has consisted of…

Some of this…

…and this…

…which will become this!

And then some of this…

…to make Nerdy Husbands favourite!

A little bit of prep to make Christmas morning less about stress and more about fun and family :)

And you should see the size of the turkey currently defrosting in my fridge!

Now that is out of the way I am doing a wee bit of sewing, not the birthday dress, best intentions and all that, I’m not stressing myself out, it’s nice to slow down sometimes, to remember that I sew for fun and the mental challenge.

I had to re-make the collar for RNHS rugby jersey (after digging for more white drill in the stash) and here I am modelling it after joining the shoulders, I used twill tape in the seam to prevent any stretching.

Check out that beautiful button placket!

I have since pinned the side seams, very pleased with my stripe matching. No tricky stuff left now, I may even finish it today. I will give you the official Nerdy Husband verdict in the New Year.

So since this will probably be my last post for 2012 I’d just like to wish you all a happy & safe Christmas, see you on the other side in 2013 xx

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#FMSphotoaday December – Week Two

December 8. Someone You Love: My hubby is a bit camera shy, but I love him xx

December 9. Out + About: At my favourite store that I love to hate but can’t stop visiting – buying some (discounted – yay!) Christmas fabric to make a table cloth

December 10. Under: Under my presser foot – some random Christmas sewing, a new table cloth for my dining table

December 11. Sweet: Some of the sweet sweets I have bought for Christmas Day

December 12. Hat: Hard hats & hi-vis safety vests for site visits

December 13. Lights: We have these really retro lights at work, but retro in a bad way, that I hate…but this photo makes them pretty

I am one image short because Pinterest has decided to delete my last photos info :( gah…and I left my flash drive at work ;) I’ll get it next FMSPhotoaday post…