Thursday, 19 March 2015

Selfish Sewing Week and other adventures

Selfish Sewing Week finished a few days ago. I have a feeling I am the last person in the world to finally blog about what I have made!

At the end of last year I decided to focus on two goals: to sew more for myself and practice sewing knits. I think I am right on track with my first goal having spent summer months sewing almost exclusively for myself.

My SSW project was an attempt to get more familiar with sewing knits. I knew I wanted to make the Seafarer top by Sew Much Ado. This pattern is perfect for beginner sewists and for those like myself feeling somewhat intimidated by sewing knits. So While she was sleeping...

Friday, 6 March 2015

A vision in blue or mistakes galore

Grandmother Pugh 
was a vision in blue,
from the top of her head
to the bow on her shoe.

These lines from Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks by Lynley Dodd came to my mind as I was sewing this outfit.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Ballerina swimmers

I enjoyed a lot of selfish sewing during summer, but I also managed to make a few things for my daughter.

At the end of last year Little Monkey went through a significant growth spurt. It felt like overnight at least half of her wardrobe got too small! One of the things that needed to be replaced was her swimsuit. Little Monkeys goes to swimming lessons every week, so a new swimsuit was a top priority.

So, While she was sleeping, I made a new Cosi swimsuit by Sewpony Vintage for my daughter.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

They made me do it!

It was not my fault! They made me do it!

I was going to be a good girl and stick to my sewing plan for summer which included a dress, a pair of shorts and a couple of tops. However I gave in to sewing peer pressure, bought a new pattern and made this top.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Daffodil skirt and a ruffle T-shirt

I am usually the one who needs a good enough excise to put aside children's patterns and sew for myself, however over the past couple of months I developed such taste for selfish sewing I needed an excuse to put grown ups patterns aside and make something for my daughter!

February's twist in the Flip This Pattern series provided me with a great excuse to do just that. I usually follow the series, and last winter I had a chance to participate in this competition. I was more than happy to be a part of Free for All event.

Choosing what to make for my daughter was almost exhausting! In the end I decided to make her a skirt and a top.


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A comfy top and a helpful photographer

Don't you hate it when you have to repeat a photo shoot? I made myself a new top a few weeks ago, but had to wait before I could share it.

This is my new top - the Foxglove top by Selvage Designs.


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