Do you remember this dress I made Emily last year? At that point, I had the pattern half drafted then let it be for months thinking I wasn't sure I loved it. I also had the dress I am sharing today half made and was hesitant to finish it worrying it wouldn't look right on Issie - well guess what? It does! It has renewed my faith in the design and I am pushing on with finishing the pattern (with a few changes)...
Sunday, May 17, 2015
I went to Spotlight yesterday for an invisible zip for an Ishi dress I am making, and came out with some gorgeous jersey which was on sale as well. 'Spotty' has a great range of jersey these days. Lots of gorgeous prints which are usually around $15 per metre. They were on sale for 30% off so I managed to make this outfit for about $12. Issie only had one pair of leggings and I thought, I really should make them, since I can, even though I could probably buy them for the same price. I love sewing for my kids and they only took about 15 minutes of sewing time.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Yesterday afternoon I received my favourite sort of mail - fabric mail. Last week I ordered some fabrics for Emily's big girl quilt and filled up my cart for same the postage rate with fabrics for lovely dresses or whatever I pleased. I let Juliette and Issie choose a fabric each from Leah Duncan's range and Juliette chose this beautiful blue floral so I madly sewed up this dress last night for Juliette's birthday - which is today!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
I am sewing along with this season of Kids' Clothes Week (which, for those who do not know, is sewing an hour a day for your kid/s for one week and sharing your makes). The theme for this season is "Wild Things". My girls (particularly Isabella) love animals, so this theme is perfect. I did start this top on the weekend but finished it today. All up, it probably took about 90 minutes.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
It's When we were young time again! Today I have my lovely friend Tasha from Glitter and Wit guest posting. If you are not familiar with Tasha's blog and her sewing, you will be inspired. She is extremely talented and always makes something a bit different. I love her fun style and I'm very excited to have her guest post here today. Tasha is the youngest guest I have had here for my series and today she is sharing some early 90's fashion!!
Monday, March 9, 2015
Today I am sharing Emily's pillow case dress. The floral component of the dress is made from a vintage pillow case.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
I am determined to keep plugging away with finishing unfinished projects. This dress was a bodice with no zip and just the skirt cut out when my sister delivered it to me in a bag. We planned the dress together for her daughter Lucy and cut out the fabrics from the lovely Antoinette pattern by Nele from Spiegelstiksels (no longer available). My sister ran out of steam with the dress and had too much on her plate. I didn't actually have this on my 'to finish' list, but I dug deep into the basket and found this dress in pieces and decided to finish it.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
In December last year, my friend Marte from Compagnie M, asked if I would like to sew up one of her newer patterns (Thank you Marte!!). I love Marte's designs and I decided I would like to make something for myself, so I chose the lovely Lotta skirt. This skirt sat half made in my overflowing 'to finish' basket, until a few days ago when I finally finished it off.