Monday, 18 January 2016

Louisa the third

One of the best things about being able to sew is that I can make exactly what my daughters want. Well, my little girlie does not have any say in what she wears at present, however her older sister can be tricky to please. R has very strong likes and dislikes. When it comes to clothing, she wears her favourites until they are way too small.

The Louisa dress* is one of R's favourites. As soon as she grows out of one, she asks for another. I have already made two Louisa dresses for her (see HERE and HERE). A few months ago R requested a new 'dress with a big pocket at the front'. I knew exactly what dress she was talking about. While she was sleeping I made a new Louisa dress for my sweet R from fabric she chose herself.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Surprise! Lila is here!

I love surprises. No, I LOVE surprises. Oh, sorry. Please let me start again. I LOOOOOOOOVE surprises! 

A couple of months ago Marte of Compagnie M sent me an e-mail asking if I would be interested in pre-testing the Lila dress and jumpsuit pattern, a pattern she has been working on in collaboration with Sylvia of Lily & Woody. Marte wanted to keep her involvement a secret. The proposal sounded intriguing. First, I loved the dress and I felt I have been given a perfect excuse to sew for my baby girl. Second, the pattern Marte and Sylvia were working on was designed for knits. I am developing a serious addiction to soft, comfy and hugabe knit fabric. Third, I am a huge fan of Marte's work. Of course I agreed to participate in testing and made the smallest size of the Lila dress.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Seafarer and Skipper tops: take two

Ever since I made my first Seafarer top I have been wanting to make another one. There is nothing wrong with the first top as such, however the fabric I used just did not feel right. It did not drape nicely, it made the top look too 'homemade'. I wore it a few times last Autumn but have not reached for it since then.

A few weeks ago I finally did it. I pulled out the Seafarer top pattern and cut into gorgeous Art Gallery knit I got from House of Cloth. This is a visual definition of success :)

Friday, 13 November 2015

Verona dress and an oops

R needed new clothes for spring and summer. I would like to be able to make her entire wardrobe, however I realise that is not realistic at present. Having a baby got me out of my sewing routine. I am now embracing sewing a few seams at a time.

In a bid to get more organised I made a mental 'To sew this summer' list. As I was not sure what to make first I showed R a few fabrics I matched with patterns and asked what fabric she wanted me to use first. She picked Japanese cotton with birds and flowers printed on it. I thought that the Verona dress pattern was the perfect match for this fabric.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Everyday skirt in denim

I am a sewaholic. When I don't get to sew for a period of time my eye begins to twitch. OK, not literally, but I certainly feel something is missing. I don't have a lot of time to sew at present. In fact, I have not sewed for a few weeks after I finished a romper for my baby girl. I started feeling grumpy. Sleep deprivation only made things worse. I needed a fix. I needed to make something quick and easy, fun and wearable.

My mum gave me the Everyday skirt pattern as a Birthday present, and it ticked every box. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Jumpy romper for my baby

Warning! This post contains images of a gorgeous newborn baby that might put a smile on your face, prompt a desire to hug a complete stranger or make you clucky. The above mentioned newborn's romper might make you race to your sewing machine. Continue reading at your own risk ;)

This is my precious little L at the age of five weeks. How cute does she look in her first mummy made item - the Jumpy Romper by Puperita!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Night and morning dresses

I have heard many times that sewing pajamas could be very rewarding because everyone loves comfy jammies, even the most picky little customers. Well, now I can second that! R had a few warm flannelette pajamas for winter, however she did not have anything suitable for spring. I knew that sewing time would be super limited (or non existent at all) once the new baby would arrive, so While she was sleeping I made a couple of 'night and morning dresses' for my sweet big girl.

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