Monday, 3 July 2017

Sewing Challenge - June extras

When i first started my sewing challenge, I thought I'd struggle to make one new item a month but it seems I've been able to make one new item per week and sometimes even more than one!! The last week of June, I made three new things! The Polly Pinny that I blogged about earlier as well as these two outfits!

First up, I got this divine small floral from Wildflower Fabric Store and I had spotted the CKC Honey's pattern earlier in the week and instantly knew this fabric would be perfect for it!

You really need to go by your childs chest measurements for this one because in spite of the back being time up, you need the front to fit properly for it to not wrinkle too much.

The other thing I would possibly do different next time I make this is change the location of the first loop to just under the arms so there isn't that huge gap where the armhole finishes and the loop starts. I hope that makes sense!

But all in all, it was a reasonably decent fit, there was a little wrinkling on the side. I suspect if you ditched the last 1.5" of the front bodice and made the skirt longer by the same amount, this might fix itself - I'll let you know on the next one I make. 

The next outfit I made was a Marty Hoodie from Issue 11 of One Thimble. My little miss is a skinny little thing and almost never fits store bought properly - if it fits around the chest then it's too short and if it's long enough then it's bulky around the chest and she looks like she's swimming in it! 

Solution? make my own! I also decided to do the Freezer Paper Stencilling from issue 11 - a generous friend cut out the unicorn stencil for me on her scan n cut (which I now NEED!!!) and mailed it to me! Miss almost-five did most of the painting of the unicorn (I tidied up her brush strokes) and this smile was so worth the few minutes of extra work!

Pockets of course were the big win - she loves pockets! 

 And that big hood is perfect for covering her whole head, ears and all!

I thought I'd include some extra pics that I thought were rather cute haha - she grabbed my star wand and decided she'd turn me into a goat....

 I used up some of my precious Tadah Fabric for this because it's so soft and lovely to sew with!

All in all, a very productive week!!

Happy Sewing
T xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sewing Challenge - June Week 4

For the final sew of June, I decided to try a transeasonal dress - The Bebekins Pattern Polly Pinafore it's a cute little pinafore style dress that looks gorgeous with long/short sleeved tees under or by itself.

This sweet little dress is off to my friends little miss as I'm sewing for her the whole of June, however after trying it on my Miss-Nearly-5 I think she needs a dress in these colours as they look so sweet on her <3

The pattern is a great fit, it has a placket in the skirt which makes for an easy on/off and there are options for a double or single ruffle (or no ruffle if you'd prefer) and also cut widths for an everyday skirt or a twirly skirt. I took the lazy options and just used the width of fabric as I do on pretty much all my skirts. 

This delightful fabric is a stunning range from Australian artist,  Laura Blythman and is available to purchase from Spotlight stores

Actually, the more I look at it while typing this, the more I think I should go and buy some more!

Happy Sewing everyone, I'm know where...

T xx