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Your Festive Makes

The November Box had a very specific Christmas theme to it, whilst Decembers Box was more about staying warm and cosy with a touch of festive sparkle thrown in. My Instagram feed was full of some seriously gorgeous and cosy tops, dresses and lots of pyjamas.

I also jumped on the PJ bandwagon last month and managed to make myself a maternity friendly pair of pyjama bottoms using the brushed cotton from December’s Classic box just in time for Christmas and I absolutely love them. You can see them in my latest YouTube video which I will link to at the end of this post.

But first, I have selected just a few of the garments I spotted over the last few weeks to share with you today.

Annie used the red floral cotton poplin from her very first box to make a Mimi blouse from Tilly’s book Love At First Stitch which looks fantastic, I really love the collar and gathered yoke on this pattern and it looks great on Annie.

Fiona used the Dashwood Studios cotton from the November Luxury box to make this absolutely gorgeous Afternoon Shift Dress from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. I love the big button on the front and the box pleat detail on the back.

Those festive fat quarters got put to good use by Shelley who used hers to make a boxy pouch and by Teresa who made these fab Christmas coffee sleeves.

Another make from Shelley who used her Girl Charlee spandex knit from Decembers Luxury box to make a McCalls 7061, she was even up at 5am on Christmas morning finishing the hem!

Fiona not only made herself a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top to wear on Christmas day but also made a matching one for a friend too. Glad to see this fabric going a long way!

There was lots of pyjamas made and worn over the last couple of weeks, Teresa is wearing her’s from Tilly’s book Love At First Stitch. She added pockets to hers and used the ribbon from a previous box to make the drawstring waist.

Trish made her pyjamas and used the ric rac braid that was also in the box to add a decorative trim along the hem, so cosy!

Now for a couple of totally adorable kiddie makes, Sarah-Jane made this gorgeous party dress using the main fabric from the November box for the skirt and some of the fat quarters for the top and waist band, so sweet!

Finally, although not made in fabric from the last two months, I just had to include this dress in the post. Wilma used what she had left over from her October cotton lawn to make this incredible dress for her daughter. Just look at those pintucks! You can read more about this dress on her blog.

Finally, if you haven’t seen my festive makes you can see them on my latest video on YouTube.

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted pictures of their gorgeous makes, I’m sorry I can’t share them all but do keep sharing on Facebook or on Instagram with the hashtag #sewhayleyjanemakes (did you know you can follow hastags now?) making sure your pictures are clear and bright.

Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!!