Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Ok, I try my best to use secondhand clothing and fabrics or use up my stash, when I'm making clothing. But occassionally I buy new and ooooh my goodnesssssss.

http://hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/patty_young/designer_knits have a new selection of designer knits. I love them, love them, love them. I can't wait for my package to arrive.

I bought this...

and this....and thissssss...

and thisssss! I love them and I wanted them all but I think I was fairly restrained considering I have NEVER been able to find knit fabric that didn't look like jamies....Can't wait to play with them :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stencil looks great...shame about the tee shirt

Adam and I stencilled the fabric for this tee shirt ages ago, and I finally sewed it together tonight... I'm a little disappointed with the fit of the tee shirt.

Adam loves it so I suppose it doesn't matter too much, plus the fabric is lovely and soft - perfect for bedtime :)

This is the stencil. It was printed onto freezer paper and cut out with a very sharp craft knife...I had claw hands by the time I had finished.

Adam painted the colours on...I was so proud of him. He was super careful and did a great job!

This is the finished picture after the stencil had been removed

Adam - admiring his handiwork :D

Simple jersey knit hat

For some reason, this picture WILL NOT come out the right way round....so you will have to tilt :)
The above, light blue hat has been a staple with both my babies, but I wanted to make a hat to match Sophie's dress.
It was super dooper easy...I made a few :)

I copied around the outside of the hat, leaving enough seam allowance. Sewed together, right sides facing. Used a spaghetti strap turner to turn the long bits through. Serged/overlocked the bottom and turned it up about 2 inches and hemmed it, with white cotton to contrast the blue.
Toasty warm ears, and perfectly co-ordinated :) I reckon that this is so simple that you don't even need a pattern or another hat to copy. Just measure the head, minus maybe about half and inch to an inch and then make it long with long 'ear-y' bits to tie in a knot on the top of the head. Just make sure you use the stretchiest knit you have, as one that I made wasn't very stretchy and I don't like it as much at this one :)

Happy Birthday Sophie-dophie

My lovely little girl turned one today. I can't believe how fast time has flown.

I wasn't sure what to buy her for her birthday as she really didn't 'need' anything. Big bro, Adam gave her a My Little Pony, which she has carried around all day....sweetie :)
I made her a little dress, using LBB Sienna Dress pattern.
I also made her a matching hat, which was ridiculously easy. I'll post about that later, if I get the chance

She can walk, but I had to wake her from her nap and she was a little unsteady on her feet, so she needed a little help from Dad.

I intended to stencil a little something on the front, or maybe an applique...I still might as I think it looks a bit bare.