Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pattern Testing the Pink Dress

Pattern Testing the Pink Dress 

I had the pleasure of testing this pattern a while back.

It is such a versatile pattern that would be great as a summer top or dress,
or worn with jeans and a long top underneath.
It is quite a simple pattern and would suit a beginner who likes a challenge.

Cecilia from Lily Bird Studio has re-released this pattern and you can get it for only $5 
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Monday, 21 July 2014

Matching outfits for my girls.

Project #1 Kids Clothes Week Done

I like the style of this pinafore but think the fabric 
may be a little too babyish for my 6 year old.
Next time I think I will use a plain fabric like denim or chambray.

Here are my girls in their matching outfit.
You can see this post for details of the top 
my youngest daughter is wearing here, 
and details for the pinafore here.

I love winter weather where the sun still shines. 

Kids Clothes Week - Day #1

Kids Clothes Week - Day #1

The night before Kids Clothes Week I spent an hour or so 
finding all my pattern pieces and tracing them out.

I decided to go with this cute pinafore. It is an ideal piece for Summer or Winter. 
I used the same fabric as I did for my last project (see here) 

In my first hour I managed to get through the majority of this dress/top.
Thinking that it looks pretty cute,
and hoping it's not too babyish for a 6 year old :/

 We will see.

Ikea Inspired Outfit

Ikea Inspired Outfit

I went to Good Sammy's the other day and enjoyed 50% all recycled items.
I picked up an adorable Ikea doona cover which I turned into this little outfit.

To be honest I struggled a little to understand the instructions for this top.
Once I finished it, it made a lot more sense.
Turned out pretty cute :)

I love this skirt pattern.
I have made quite a few of them. 
It is a pity it only goes up to size 3, 
although I don't think it would be hard to size it up.

I used a little piece of Peppa Pig ribbon to mark the back so my 
daughter can easily work out which way the skirt goes. 

And an outfit is no complete without a matching hairbow.

I though these shoes would look totally cute too!

Now all we need is some nice warm weather :)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Winter Dress and Coat

Winter dress and Coat

I felt totally inspired the other day after watching the last episode of season 2 of 
The Great British Sewing Bee.

I decided to make this sweet dress.

The coat followed the next day.

I matched the lining of the dress to the underneath of the collar 
and while I was at it I made a matching hairbow.

I used a recycled sheet to make this little outfit.
It was 1000tc and the quality really matched the style.
It  looks like it belongs in the 1960's, doesn't it.

My pleats turned out perfectly :)
I added some secret little side pockets to the dress.
I even used french seams to finish the dress.

I am not the greatest at installing zips but I must admit 
I am quite happy with the result this time.

And do you know the best thing about it,
my daughter loves it ♥