Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fleece Hat and Flannel Pants



I had forgotten how fun it is to sew with fleece; it had been a while.

This balaclava hat was made using Green Pepper F893 pattern, purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

It looks kind of creepy on the iron. A little bit sci-fi-ish.


It looks better on Raggedy Ann.


It looks best on its intended owner, the birthday boy himself. We have a group of family members with birthdays in January and February, so this weekend we all converged on our family cottage in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.


I also made him some flannel pants from New Look 6321 pattern. Matched the plaid, of course. Have you ever noticed how ready-to-wear items have unmatched plaids? I guess this puts me in the snobbish group "people obsessed with matching plaid and scorning the cheap stuff that doesn't match."

The pockets were cut from an old shirt of my dad's, to put a little piece of history into the new garment.

We had tiramisu for our birthday cake. Check out this video. Tried a new recipe and it turned out pretty yummy.

Be sure to visit Sew & Tell Fridays. You might get some inspiration for your next project!

14 comments:

Diane said...

Love them both! If it was not almost 70 degrees here yesterday I would be tempted to add a couple to my to-do list! Adore the pockets!

ivoryspring said...

Oh my Sue, this is so cool! I love it. Do you have to use special needles to sew on fleece?

Sharon said...

I agree, it did look creepy on the iron. I had to keep going back for a look - suits Raggedy Ann much better. Great work

Suzanne said...

They look good! I probably would be one not even to notice unmatched plaid...but when you mention it yours sure does look good!

beth said...

The hat is great! what a great gift and as for the flannel pants: Those pockets are the best! I LOVE that part!

Leslie said...

this hat is awesome....

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love the raggedy ann pic. So funny. Those look very warm, and such a good idea for the pockets!

Kristen said...

Love it. Pictures are hilarious.

Dee said...

sew digging the balaclava. we just bought one for middlest and paid a small fortuen for it! yours looks way cooler! love the nostalgia sewed into the pants!

fabulous friday finish!

Michelle said...

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! for posting what pattern you used! My middle son has been wanting a hat like that for ages!

And..The picture on the iron doesn't look creepy to me..My mind automatically put it in the Star Wars Clone wars robot compartment...

Karen said...

Great finishes. Great re-use of the shirt.

Sara said...

I have to say I love the fact that you matched the plaid...and I need one of those hat things - it gets cold here in New Hampshire...

Rene' said...

Love them both. Definitely looks better on birthday boy, but still kind of cool in a sci-fi way on the iron. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

LoL I love reading your blog, Sue. You have the best sense of humor! Loving the hat and the flannel pants, too. Especially the pockets. So sweet!

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