Monday, 30 April 2018

Rainbow Unicorn Fairy Princess Dress

Lizard wanted a new 'Princess Dress'.  In rainbow because of course!  Who am I to say no?


It's the much loved Cottage Mama Party Dress pattern!  White satin with a rainbow organza over layer.


 Obviously Princess Dresses are for doing 'Ballet Spins' in!


It has a rainbow ribbon at the waist (declared Lizard's favourite bit) and silver ribbon at the neck and the hem.


It's also for an iron on rainbow applique which is on a blue heart purely so I didn't ruin the organza with over heating it under the iron.


 Please excuse the detritus on the floor - two toddlers in the house can make a mess very quickly!


Thursday, 26 April 2018

New Dress For Me!

I delved into my stash of German fabrics to make myself a new t-shirt dress!


You can't see it in these photos alas, but this t-shirting has metallic rainbow star outlines scattered all over it.  It's very pretty!


 I am pulling the weirdest faces in these photo's because Mr Kit was talking to me and I am mid reply in the photos!


The pattern is my usual Alabam Chanin bodice and a gathered rectangular skirt.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Tiny T-Shirts

I had a small amount of the owl fabric leftover so I ran up some t-shirts for Small Bean and Tiny Bean (who are both growing fast these days and in need of better  nicknames I think).


I used a free pattern from Melly Sews I think.  The sleeves and bottoms are unhemmed as I did not have enough fabric to sew hem bands!


I think they look quite sweet and I hope a)  they fit and b) the girls like them!



Thursday, 19 April 2018

Owl Nightie

This is a very belated Birthday gift! 


I found the owl tshirting and knew it was perfect, but I wasn't sure what to make from it.  Lucky for me I got suggestions and this nightie was born!  It's loosely based on the Alabama Chanin  patterns but adapted for a more relaxed fit and I deliberately left it unhemmed in case it's too long and needs a chop!

Monday, 16 April 2018

HEMA Kit Bag

I made my friend a bag to store his swords and protective gear for HEMA in.  It is stupidly large!

Made of cotton drill, with a central zipper and webbing straps.  It's quilted with half an old curtain in it for a bit of strength!


Here's a slightly dodgy pic of it with my bag for scale!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wrap Around Skirt

Apologies for the poor photos of this - it was made and given away in a very short time frame!

My good friend Yarrow has recently had major knee surgery and for a while after he just needed something simple to put on to preserve dignity and so - a wrap around skirt with phone pocket was made!


It's black polycotton and I used this pattern.


I really liked the shaping darts and I think it came out quite smart!  Yarrow and I agree it puts us both in mind of a utility kilt.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Lizard's First Stitches!

Well...  She has crafting parents and me as one of her godmothers.  What did you expect?!



She also did some 'sewing' for her Mama's birthday!


I hope she grows up with a love of sewing and respect for those who handmake things!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Embriodery Hoop Art

So, things rarely stay serious when Katy and I are chatting and sometimes we end up saying things wrong.  A few months back Katy came out with this gem "Swift as a fox, cunning as a badger!"

For reasons even we're not sure of, we keep saying this, so what better to put on a quote embroidery for her?!





I also added a daffodil embroidery, using a free pattern from Oh Sew Bootiful, because I know she likes daffodils!

Monday, 2 April 2018

A Pencil Case

Birthday gift time again here!  I made Katy a trimmed pencil case for her birthday!


Look at how neatly I got the sides lined up!