Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas to me!

Here's what I got for myself for Christmas.  My beloved old Singer is just wearing down from heavy use for almost 30 years, and the very good salesman made me an offer on this Juki F400 that I just couldn't resist. 

It sews like a dream.   And here's one of the items that I made with it!
Simplicity pattern 2289

I had to add about 8 inches to the sides because I am rather an extraordinary woman, but it's warm and soft and wonderful to wear, when it's very cold out.  It's REALLY WARM.  The fabric is a heavy cotton sweatshirt knit that I picked up a long time ago. Nowadays it seems that all you can find is polar fleece.  Nice stuff, polar fleece, but sometimes you just want cotton next to your skin, you know?