After calling a gifting truce with most of my family (who luckily all feel the same about an overly consumerist Christmas) I was left with just a few enjoyable gifts to make for my daughters, nephew and nieces. Just as well, as November and December often end up being two of the busiest months of the year workwise and I ended up leaving gift making right to the last minute again (yes, I was still stitching on Christmas Eve).
I’ve made a few matchy matchy oufits for my girls and I over the years. Not usually intentionally, I might add, but more as a way of using up leftover fabric. This time I thought it might be time to make some daddy daughter matching outfits, so with that, I hereby announce the end of dull menswear and quite possibly the end of good taste too. Continue reading
As the weather gets colder, I’m continuing with my efforts to sew clothes that will actually coordinate rather than just individual items that might not work together. Filling the long cardigan (or not-so-secret dressing gown) gap are these Esme Cardigans by Named Clothing. Continue reading
Finally I got round to making the onesies I’ve been promising them (for most of this year). Custom printed to their tastes with golden stars and prehistoric creatures…
Today I’m joining a group of international sewists posting makes that are inspired by the talented ray-of-sunshine that is Portuguese blogger Ines of La Folie Sewing Booth.
As explained in part 1 the onset of summer holidays marked the realisation there were very little non-school uniform clothes suitable for warm weather that still fit my daughters. To fill that gap I quickly to wait made a few basics to fill some of the gaps. Continue reading
The start of the summer holidays always seems to begin with the realisation that all the children’s summer clothes that aren’t school uniform no longer fit. Cue some panic sewing before we leave on our extended camping trip. Continue reading
Back in April, I
copied was inspired to make a dress that I’d seen on Trine’s (Groovy Mama and Baby) instagram feed, and I’ve been at it again, this time will McCall’s 5975. Continue reading
After the long process of finding and fitting a great bra pattern it seems only sensible to make a few in the same style. Once a bra pattern fits well it is actually a reasonably quick (and incredibly satisfying) process to make one. Continue reading