Tuesday, 3 February 2009

I Have My Sewing Mojo Back!

(At least for now!)

I made some more stuff today. Including a red cami and undies set.
And PJ bottoms to match the robe:

Feeling happy and productive!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Summer Robe

New Look 6657

I have been wanting a new Summer Robe for a while and have just got my hands on quite a few metres of this fabulous tropical cotton. I needed to try out this pattern from New Look. I felt that a red contrast would make the print pop. I am quite happy with the final result. I made the medium size, long length, short sleeve with pockets.

This is the pocket detail with some ribbon trim.


Patchwork Baby Skirt

For My Niece.

I saw this fun patchwork skirt that vegbee had posted on her blog (justtutes)and had wanted to make one. A while ago Spotlight had a sale on fat quarters and I had picked up 10 different pinks with this project in mind. Each square is 5 inches, the first tier is 10 squares, the second is 20 squares and the third tier is 40 squares. Quite a full skirt by the end.

Here it is modeled by teddy:

Again by Teddy Standing:

And Laid Flat:

Will try to get it in the post over the next few days.

Retro Apron

Simplicity 4282

I had bought these patterns a while ago and finally got around to making one. View A, size large. The fabric is a furnishing fabric remnant bought for 50c per metre with gold satin bias binding. I have wanted a red apron for a while and finally got around to making one.


I decided to cross the back straps because I felt they would always fall off my shoulders. I also sewed them in place rather than using buttons.