So. Here it is, the beginning of my Christmas sewing season. Turns out since I've gotten good at this sewing thing, I end up making about 75% of my Christmas gifts. It's the beginning of November. My tired mommy brain wants me to believe I have LOTS of time and I should TOTALLY go take that nap. However my real life, holy CRAP HOW IS IT NOVEMBER ALREADY brain is starting to have mild panic attacks.
So I do what I do best.... I start making lists. Are you a list maker? My hubby pokes fun at me for it, but I ADORE lists. They make my OCD happy. They make me feel organized and in control. Best of all, I can add to the list when I remember something and cross stuff off when I've finished it, making me feel super accomplished. Win win!
I have a sewing list for the holidays and I've organized it by week and kind of grouped my stuff in order of what color thread I'll need. I find it makes it easier overall to make several things with white thread before I change to black or gray. If I'm really feeling wild, I'll use a colored thread for an outfit.
The other way I keep myself together is to spend an entire day cutting. FYI, I hate cutting. It's my least favorite part of sewing and that includes seam ripping. Today I got down to business and that is the photo up there ^^^.
Two pairs of Patterns for Pirates S.O.S. Pants, 3 pairs of Peg Legs, 6 Jolly Roger Raglans (3 simple for PJ tops and 3 with add-ons for outfits), 2 pairs of Made for Mermaids Bonny Legs, 2 Dolly PJ outfits. 4 pairs of Create Kids Couture Taylor PJ pants and 1 pair of teeny tiny Stitch Upon A Time kids Scrundies.
Whew. And YES. That is a glass of wine in the corner!
Welcome to Red Stitch Blue Stitch! I'm Rachelle, a Work At Home Mom of two kids. I sew every day and take great joy in creating garments that fit. This blog is a lot about sewing (I test patterns for some amazing designers as well as sewing fabric for a few lovely fabric groups), techniques and tutorials.