Springtime smocks and newborn sleepgowns

Self drafted smocks back viewPlenty of sewing has gone on this Kids Clothes Week but not much documenting so I’m getting a round-up post in. Continue reading

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Dungaree downloads

My earlier post about toddler dungarees with free pattern turned out to have been well-timed, as a week later episode 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee featured a challenge making kids dungarees. The Sewing Directory  then included my tutorial in their article about the show, directing a fair bit of traffic in my direction. WordPress stats lets you know how many people download something (which turns out to have been a lot), but of course it can’t tell you how many people end up using it. As it always turns out being much more work than you think converting a self-drafted pattern into something that will print on A4 and that other people can understand  I was delighted when Kay sent me some pictures of a pair of the dungarees she made for her son in a cute bug jar print fabric. Continue reading