Summer Sewing with Hello Heidi

DSC00754Ah, that time of the year when the sun comes out and I realise how much they’ve grown, again.

Luckily I was provided with some extra motivation for summer sewing in the form of some lovely Hello Heidi jersey fabric. (Gifted in return for making something with it!)

The collection is called Ticino and features two different designs by Anne Bomio, each in three different colourways.

I’m a big fan of the colour scheme and luckily had some nice fabrics and leftovers to pair with it.

For the smallest girl I made a simple boxy tee (it’s a pattern I’ve drafted and graded but yet to make available) with a drop shoulder and frill sleeve. I used a bound neckline method to keep it neat. The jersey was a lovely weight to work with, summery enough but not too light and with a good amount of stretch. Might suggestion of culottes was sadly dismissed so I went with the more popular gathered skirt option. A simple and satisfying make, I just used gathered rectangles but used the pockets, waistband and tie from my The Graphite Trousers pattern. The fabric is a cotton shirting with a little bit of stretch in a delicious yellow/chartreuse colour that I bought from Fabworks.

DSC00619For the older girl, I used the same t-shirt pattern but stuck with a simple cuff sleeve and coordinating headband.boxy tee in Hello Heidi Ticino jersey with Siem shorts

As the fabric is so fortuitously named, and said name was conveniently printed several times along the selvedge I was able to make some diy labels with a bit of nifty folding. It must be the first time she’s had a label in her clothes for a long time, but as it’s soft jersey there’s none of the scratchiness that often comes with the territory.

The shorts were made with some scraps of sweatshirting and yellow jersey binding, using a lovely free pattern from Bel’Etoile called the Siem Shorts. I made a pair for both girls and added a little tie waist detail to make the most of that lovely yellow/mint green contrast.

Lastly, as is now customary, with the leftovers I made a couple of pairs of Play Pants for what my girls claim are the only acceptable choice of underwear.

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