It was my big brother's 30th birthday on Saturday and since I have started to learn to construct garments at my Tuesday morning sewing class, I thought it would be good to show what I've learnt and make him something. I picked some fabric from work by my favourite designer Alexander Henry, with an asian inspired cherry blossom repeat motif and set to work. It took me about 3 days to make and I thought it wouldn't get there in time as I only posted it on Tuesday. But it must have miraculously got a flight that same night as it arrived on Friday; perfect timing! And I'm told it fits perfectly. So relieved.
I love making presents as you can really create something personal and unique to that person. And, of course, the time and effort you put into making that one-of-a-kind gift is testament to your love and regard of the gift receiver.