Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sewing Challenge - June Week 2

It is getting SO cold in Sydney, we've had some glorious days of 17-19 degrees but as soon as the sun goes down it's COLD! So, of course I'm still sewing up summer dresses.. .why? Well, I hate winter haha. I mean hate is a strong word but as my 4 year old would say, winter and I "are not best friends"

This weeks I made my friends daughter the Little Lizard King Sundancer Dress. It's a gorgeous little dress that is perfectly suited to older kiddos - there is no elastic at the back to make it look babyish and it's got a gorgeous sweetheart bodice with a fully enclosed placket at the front. 

It's not that it's not great for little kiddos either, my daughter is only 4.5 and it was perfectly cute on her, I meant more that the fitted look would really appeal to older girls as well.

I really enjoyed making this dress - the front placket was a challenge for me and I love a good sewing challenge.

I also managed to squeeze in a bit of pattern testing for Duchess and Hare, this is the Love Pattern No.9 and will release this Friday. It's a darling sundress with 3 bodice options and a skirt or playsuit or layered playsuit/skirt option. I went with the V and the straight bodice options for my girls.

It also comes with the template and instructions for a gorgeous set of butterfly wings that are completely removable and I'm still kicking myself for not giving this option a go during testing - I hope to have some time next week to make the wings and add them to the dresses I've made.

You know how I mentioned it's getting COLD in Sydney? Well, perhaps I should stop sewing sundresses and start making them winter jerseys instead hahahahah yeahhhh, probably not!

Though, I'm itching to try a hoodie pattern I've got in one of my One Thimble mags so I might get that done next week!

Till then, happy sewing 
T xx

Sewing Challenge - June Week 1

So for June I am sewing up a storm for my friends little lady. I decided to do this every 3-4 months so my girls wardrobes aren't breaking at the seams (pardon the pun!)

So this week I made the Lil Luxe Calabria Dress and Top, I got a little obsessed with this one and ended up making about four!! My friends little miss got a t-shirt, my 4 yo got two t-shirts and my small missy got a dress! It's a quick and cute little pattern that is so feminine and stylish on.

The sizing was pretty spot on for us, all the ones I made fit all of the kids they were supposed to fit - I made according to chest measurements.

That ruched sleeve detail is what makes this pattern so adorable - it's the perfect amount of puff. And the bodice has just enough ease in it to make it a kid-friendly dress they will want to wear time and time again - this dress has been washed and worn I think 4 times now!

I've got my eye on a few of the Lil Luxe patterns now, prior to this I had only made the Swallowtail - which was pretty adorable. The hideaway hoodie is one I think I'll add to my list and the capri pants as well - super cute!!!

See you next week! Happy Sewing
T xx